back to school

A Barber took part in Dubuque's Back to School Bash in Comiskey Park on Saturday to give free haircuts to children who read books to him

Studies have shown that children whose parents play a large role in homework time do better on tests and overall academics. Children who have parents that show a marked interest in their kid’s homework and school work as well seem to do much better in terms of grades. Studies have shown that children whose parents […]

Many teachers are overworked and under-appreciated. A kind word does go a long way. Speaking in positive ways opens up the lines of communication so you can work together to help your child succeed in school. Open up communication with phrases such as “Can we talk about…?” Avoid criticizing and blaming the teacher with comments […]

Parents who take an active interest in their child’s work and school well-being are one of the biggest contributors to a students’ success. Make it a priority to meet the teacher. Go to your child’s school open house or meet-the-teacher day. Even though time may be short, a few simple steps can show your interest […]

School time is around the corner. Here are some starter tips to get you back in gear. Sleep!  Experts say school-age children — kindergarten through eighth-grade — should be getting about 10 hours of sleep while three- and four-year-olds might need 11 to 13 hours, including daytime naps. Schedule the kids’ flu shots, teeth cleanings, […]

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Going back to school can be a really exciting time for children – new teachers, different learning environment, and everything has a fresh feeling to it. However, for some children, it can be a time of stress and anxiety. Change doesn’t come easy to all children and sometimes they just need a little bit of […]

One of the most valuable step a parent can take is to start a dialogue with the teacher. You both have the same goal—for the student to be successful. Read: Many things go wrong in the classroom when only one side of a story is told. I cannot not tell you the countless number of […]

School is back in session for many. For others, it is just days away. Here is a list of supplies that should ease your pain. When it comes to writing essentials, teachers say, don’t waste your money on feather pencils, light-up pencil sharpeners, or pretty erasers that don’t work. And for organizational helpers, keep in […]

When you go shopping without a plan and a budget you are more likely to buy on impulse, buy things that are too expensive, and buy things that you really do not need. This can all be avoided with a bit of planning and research on the part of you and your children. Before you […]

The summer is quickly coming to a close and schools all over the country will be opening in the weeks ahead. From knowing what you already have to taking advantage of tax holidays, here are 5 simple ways to save on all of your back to school needs: 1. Take inventory. We usually do ourselves […]

Backpacks need to be picked carefully for our children. They can cause irreversible damage to a child’s back if not pick appropriately. Retail stores have begun to stack the new bags on the shelf. Before you do pick one out, think carefully. Each year, National School Backpack Awareness Day takes place on the third Wednesday […]