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Extractions: When parents are involved in their children's education, both children and parents are likely to benefit. Researchers report that parent participation in their children's schooling frequently: Despite these advantages, it is not always easy for parents to find time and energy to become involved or to coordinate with schedules for school events. For some parents, a visit to school is perceived as an uncomfortable experience, perhaps a holdover from their own school days. Others may have their hands full with a job and other children. The availability and cost of babysitters are other factors. Recently, teachers and other school staff have made special efforts to increase communication with parents and encourage involvement in children's learning experiences. Parents can participate in their children's schools by joining Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) or Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) and getting involved in decision-making about the educational services their children receive. Almost all schools have a PTA or PTO, but often only a small number of parents are active in these groups.
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Extractions: It may seem premature to talk about drugs with preschoolers, but the attitudes and habits that they form at this age have an important bearing on the decisions they will make when they're older. At this early age, they are eager to know and memorize rules, and they want your opinion on what's "bad" and what's "good." Although they are old enough to understand that smoking is bad for them, they're not ready to take in complex facts about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Nevertheless, this is a good time to practice the decision-making and problem-solving skills that they will need to say "no" later on. Discuss why children need healthy food. Have your child name several favorite good foods and explain how these foods contribute to health and strength. Set aside regular times when you can give your son or daughter your full attention. Get on the floor and play with him; learn about her likes and dislikes; let him know that you love him; say that she's too wonderful and unique to do drugs. You'll build strong bonds of trust and affection that will make turning away from drugs easier in the years to come.
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Extractions: by Antoinette Tuscano Help Me, I'm Sad . "Sadness is a normal healthy emotion; depression is a disease. The challenge lies in understanding and recognizing the difference." Everyone gets sad sometimes. Children, depending on many factors such as age and gender, can express sadness in many ways. So, how is a parent to discern between sadness or "moodiness," and a bigger problem: depression?
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Extractions: David E. Conroy, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at The Pennsylvania State University. He is a Certified Consultant by the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology and a member of the United States Olympic Committee's Sport Psychology Registry. Dr. Conroy's expertise centers around achievement motivation and interpersonal processes in sport (particularly youth sport). His research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. In 2002, Dr. Conroy received the Prince de Merode Prize for Behavioral Research from the International Olympic Committee for his research on the interpersonal origins of self-talk. What's the most important lesson a parent can give to a child about their playing? Our coach seems to have a favorite group of players who he lets play as much as they want. Other kids (including mine) don't get their fair share. How should I deal with this issue? My 11-year old son used to be gung ho about his games, but this season he seems to be uninterested. What's going on? I don't know that much about the game, but I want to help my daughter be a better player. What are some things I can do to help her performance? ... Our coach is really into the game and he's always getting excited and emotional. I get a little frightened of him, because he can suddenly get in a really bad mood. How should I handle this?
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Extractions: The online world is no longer optional for our children. It has become an increasingly essential component of all of our lives, and our children will be the primary beneficiaries of the vast resources it has to offer. Already, kids across the country use the Internet everyday to research subjects for school and for fun and to communicate with their friends and family. From this, they are developing lifelong learning skills. At the same time, however, ensuring that this new medium is rewarding and safe for our kids is an ongoing challenge. America Links Up will help parents, teachers and all caregivers understand the benefits of this medium, the challenges associated with it and the resources available to address those challenges. This campaign fulfills the commitment made by the participants of the Internet-Online Summit: Focus on Children in December 1997. The campaign reflects the consensus that making the Internet a safe and rewarding place for our children is a responsibility shared by the entire Internet community from industry to parents, from teachers to government, from law enforcement to librarians. What is it?
Extractions: Main Children's Mental Health htmlAdWH('7002568', '234', '60'); ADVICE I'm always working on getting you the most current research information. I hope you find this interesting and helpful: Recent statistics show that: 1 out of 4 kids is Bullied. 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some "Bullying." 8% of students miss 1 day of class per month for fear of Bullies. 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school. 100,000 students carry a gun to school. 28% of youths who carry weapons have witnessed violence at home. A poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they think violence increased at their schools. 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month. More youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school. 80% of the time, an argument with a bully will end up in a physical fight. 1/3 of students surveyed said they heard another student threaten to kill someone. 1 out of 5 teens knows someone who brings a gun to school. 2 out of 3 say they know how to make a bomb, or know where to get the info. to do it.
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Extractions: var theFeed = false; document.write("") Marketplace Autos Classified Ads New Homes ... Search Don't teach children money management with kid gloves Published in Sun Publications 02/19/04 While I never as a child thought that money grew on trees, I did think my parents had lots of it. It's not that we had extravagant furnishings in our home or were always wearing designer clothes, but that I rarely remember ever needing or wanting anything without getting it. If I needed new clothes, I got them. Since I want to teach my kids from a young age about money management, I've been doing some research into the best way to do this. Here's a glimpse into what I've learned. Seek advice For starters, parents benefit greatly from asking other people what they're doing or have done to teach their children about money. Start with people you already know, including relatives, parents of your kids' friends, your parents, etc. Then consult experts, such as your financial adviser or personal accountant, for additional ideas. Start talking Next, it's important to weave the topic of money into your conversations and daily activities. Moms and dads with kids ages 4 to 8 could introduce the topic of money during story time with the help of such books as "Trouble With Money," written by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Parents of preteens or teens could browse a Web site called The Mint, at www.themint.org, with their kids. Dedicated to promoting financial literacy among youths, the site teaches them about such topics as saving, spending and investing.
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Extractions: Participation in a Learning Circle can be a very rewarding experience for both students and teachers. For teachers, it provides a way to team-teach with many different teachers in a virtual classroom. Developing working relationships with teachers all over the globe enables teachers to develop a very strong sense of the field of teaching. This professional development is more current and dynamic than more traditional avenues of education. For students, working in a collaborative setting with peers around the world gives them a wider perspectives on issues and a greater understanding of similarities and differences. The work with others can be a powerful mirror that will help them see who they are, where they live, and who they live with in new way. Now is a great time to have a discussion about expectations and procedures so that you and your students will have a successful experience in their Learning Circles. At the beginning of each of the phase descriptions is a short narrative that describes the Learning Circle experience from the perspective of a single teacher in an Hawaiian classroom.
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Extractions: and what parents can do about it Kids quarrel, fight, and tease for a number of reasons. Sometimes they are just bored, tired, or hungry. Other times they are seeking attention, looking for companionship, or trying to develop their own sense of power. Understanding why kids quarrel can help you know what to do. Basic needs It never fails. Whenever you are the busiestshopping, cleaning, or running errandsquarreling and teasing break out. "Mom, he hit me." "She took my book." "He called me dumb!" Sound familiar? What parents can do The first thing to ask is what basic needs are not being met here? Kids who are tired, hungry, or bored are not going to feel cheerful and cooperative. A few minutes of rest, a healthy snack, and some interesting things to do can work wonders. Attention Sometimes kids get into a bad habit of squabbling as a way of getting attention. If this situation seems common in your house, it may be time to "reprogram" your kids so that only good behavior gets rewarded. What parents can do Ignore mild quarrels. Ignoring sometimes works, but only if no one is in danger of getting hurt. Remain calm, and avoid speaking or looking at your children. If things don't seem too out of control, you may find it helpful to leave the room or to listen to music with headphones. Ignoring works best when parents also make the effort to give attention for good behavior.
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Extractions: by Frank Wycoff Somewhere along the line the game I dearly love has turned too time consuming and far too complicated for parents to become involved in with their children. The game of soccer is very simple, as simple as the Monopoly board game. Yet getting parents to sign up to coach their own child is one of the most consistently frustrating problems we have in our organization. For the young parents willing to do anything to help their child, so long as someone else will do it or they can pay for it, spending any additional time, beyond the weekend, teaching them a game is not one of them. "I don't know anything about soccer," they say, to which I reply, "neither does your child", which, to no avail, falls on deaf ears. "How about we pay you?" (I think I'm missing an opportunity here). "No, you can't do that, this is a volunteer organization and we are talking about a game". A very simple game, popular the world over, because anyone can play. The organization I'm involved with offers clinics in how to teach children the game; I'm one of the teachers. Classes include self-esteem, motivation, communication, sportsmanship, along with the fundamental techniques of soccer. The emphasis is on the relationships one has with children as a role model, teaching a fun game, without belittling them, yelling or talking down to them because of one's height. Motivation, self-esteem, communication, sportsmanship, all good stuff for a child to learn from a caring adult and visa versa. That is if you can get them passed the professional sports they watch on TV. These young parents can't seem to distinguish the difference between the two when they are asked to participate. Losing is bad, must win or my child is no good, send them to private lessons or be in last place, in the cellar.
Extractions: Teach Your Children How to Set and Achieve Goals by Elizabeth Hamilton Comment on this Column! One of the most important skills parents can teach their children for success in school as well as in life is how to set and achieve goals. Here are eight proven ideas you can use at home to teach your children how to set and reach their goals for doing chores, getting ready for school, completing homework assignments and school projects, or achieving a better grade on the next report card. 1. Choose the Goal Sit down with your child and talk about the things you would like for him to accomplish. In the beginning, set goals for your child that relate directly to home or school. Some examples of home goals are "I will keep my room neat and clean" or "I will do my chores everyday without being reminded." Examples of academic goals are "I will master my times tables" or "I will complete my homework assignment everyday." Later, allow children to choose their own goals.
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Extractions: Home Help Log in Register Any Content Type Content Standards Courses Events Indicators Internet Links Lesson Plans Online Fieldtrips Series Student Activities Teacher Profiles Teacher Web Sites Tech Learning Tech Tours Thinkport Tools Video Clips Video Episodes Worksheets Advanced Search Lessons Media Center Voluntary State Curriculum ... Talking With Teachers Helping out at your child's school isn't as time-consuming as you might think, either. There are many different ways to lend a helping hand, no matter what your schedule may be. If you aren't able to volunteer your time during the day, for example, you might be able to help out after work by putting together classroom materials. Here are some things to consider about becoming involved: The most important first step to becoming involved is joining your school's PTA. It's the best way to find out what's going on in your child's school, and where your help is needed most. You don't have to wait for an invitation. Offering your help at your next PTA meeting or parent-teacher conference will certainly be appreciated. Remember that though not all volunteer work is immensely glamorous, it is always helpful. While helping to assemble worksheets might seem a little tedious, it frees up time for teachers to focus on how to teach your child in the best way possible.