FRONTLINE Video: Inside the Teenage Brain

FRONTLINE Video: Inside the Teenage Brain  ...more

America’s Nifty But Not Thrifty Catch Phrase, “In God We Trust”

The catch phrase of every American administration is, "We spend more money on health care, education, and the military than any other country in the world, and our social systems are failing.” What’s the matter with America?  She is fighting for her soul. She can’t walk her talk. Other industrialized nations have left her behind. And third world countries are catching up due to the advent of globalization....more

New study about dyslexic children & auditory processing

A new study seems to show that children with developmental dyslexia might have trouble focusing on a teacher's voice when there's a lot of background noise (other kids, lockers closing, chairs scraping on the floor, etc.) The study, which was published in the November 12 issue of "Neuron, " suggests that kids with developmental dyslexia (problems with reading and spelling) have difficulty separating speech from noise the way non-dyslexic children do....more

My Beach House Devastated by Skittle

Lack of sleep can really hurt your performance at work

Just because your retired mother can function well on 6 hours of sleep doesn't mean you (or your college kid!) can. A study published in Science Daily found that older adults (aged 59 - 82) retain more cognitive function during sleep deprivation that younger adults (aged 19 to 38).The researchers found that older adults' cognitive skills like working memory, selective attention and verbal encoding/retrieval were not as affected from lack of sleep as those of the younger age group. ...more

Favorite Parent: Becoming the Teacher's Best Friend!

...on a journey to nail that perfect balance between supporting the teacher and advocating for my kids. Read articles, posts, tips and tactics from the perspectives of teachers and parents.www.favoriteparent.wordpress.com...more

Independence Day

Yesterday was a really good day for my son Will. He actually turned to me at one point and said, "Mom this is a really great day."After meeting with Will's middle school teachers and guidance counselors the week before, we all agreed Will's primary issue at school was self-reliance.To that end, we sent him off to school yesterday with a mission. He had to, on his own, find the after school Homework Club and navigate the late bus home....more

Study about how homework problems affect the entire family

Just got this in a newsletter. It's an interesting piece about the demands of homework on young children, and how it can disrupt the entire family (including time, stress, energy, frustration, etc.) http://learningrx.lyrishq.net/newsletter-11---october-2009-2/the-impact-of-homework-problems-on-the-whole-family/ ...more

How Years of Educational Support Have Made a Young Lady a Shining Star

With my friends blessing and permission, I would like to share briefly the story of her daughter's academic journey from the time she started nursery school to the present. ...more

Parenting – Keeping Your Cool and Then Some…

Calling out all mothers!! Although, I have to say, even if you’re not a mom yet nor even thinking about it (wow, you’re smart… just joking!!), this has gotta sound entertaining. ...more