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Leaving For College

Top 10 Student Worries As They Head Off To College

Leaving For CollegeParents certainly worry as they send their babies off to college, but so do the kids. Take a look at this big jump from their point of view:

Kids Going to College: Top 10 Student Worries – Parenting, Love, Fashion, Health, Food, Home

With these clues about what’s going through their minds as they pack up this August, you can have some helpful and stress-reducing conversations that will make their transition just a little bit easier.



HourglassThis is a marvelous ‘tutorial’ on how kids learn about and come to understand time, and why they don’t ‘get it’ right off and drive us nuts with their impatience.

This isn’t about reading a clock– it’s about the whole intangible concept of time. With suggestions as to to how to help them learn.




Motion Math

FractionsTurn screen time into learning time- with this app it’s learning about fractions through a motion activated app game. Motion meaning tilting or moving the device to play the game. To quote:

Movement awakens and activates our mental capacities. Movement integrates and anchors new information and experience into our neural networks. Moving while learning increases learning.

Motion Math HD – Fractions.

So get some summer math in with a fun game on your smartphone or tablet. Beats killing aliens!


Life Success For Students With Learning Disabilities

StudentThis is an extensive resource “based on more than twenty years of ground-breaking research on the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities. … to bring you the latest research to help you raise your children with learning disabilities”. If this applies to you, you need to check this out.

Life Success For Students With Learning Disabilities: A Parents Guide | LD Topics | LD OnLine.

See the suggestions for helping your LD child master the 6 success attributes that were found to really matter, enabling your child to reach their potential.

Easy Veggie Stir Fry

Easy Veggie Stir Fry

Easy Veggie Stir Fry

Stir Fry is an entire meal your tween or teen can make for the whole family to enjoy. Doing dinner once in a while, or even once a week, is a terrific way to keep that teen integrated into the family, contributing, and feeling a sense of accomplishment.

Man Pans and Easy Stir Fry – Daily Dish with Foodie Friends Friday~Daily Dish with Foodie Friends Friday

And a vegetarian meal once a week or so is good for the budget, the waistline and for healthy habits. It’s a win-win-win.

Its A Girl

What Makes Girls Different

Its A GirlIt’s a long way from that bundle of baby girl joy to your teenage daughter– and sometimes they don’t seem like they could POSSIBLY be the same person. This intelligent post about what’s going in your teen daughter’s life can help bridge that gap. It’s short- I encourage you to read it:

Parent Tips from Mark Gregston What Makes Girls Different » Parent Tips from Mark Gregston.

The better we parents understand the terrain our daughters are navigating in their teen years- and it IS different in many ways that when we were their age- the more meaningful support we can provide to help them transition to a happier adulthood.