Posts Tagged “Teaching kids”

What We Can Learn From the Post Office About Parenting

Post office

Has this ever happened to you or someone you know? Child: “Mom we need to go to the store tonight! My project is due tomorrow and I need a poster board and some construction paper!” Parent: “How long have you known about this project?” Child: “They told us two weeks ago, but I don’t see what that has to do

Getting Kids Excited About Spelling

Eliza Spelling Test

It can be difficult to get kids to do homework – especially when it is boring and repetitive.  Creating games around those tedious homework tasks can help shift kids from avoiding their homework to looking forward to doing their homework. One of the games that gets my kids excited about homework is spelling football.  I take no credit for coming

Halloween Candy – Should Parents Take Control?

Halloween Candy

Halloween is an interesting holiday to say the least. Kids dress up in costumes anywhere from witches to princesses and from superman to zombies. Then, we as parents encourage them to do something that we are opposed to them doing the rest of the 364 days a year – accept candy from strangers. Nonetheless, it is fun to see our