How to Help Your Child Read

 March is National Reading Month and to celebrate it,  I asked my sister, Keri Buisman, reading specialist, to show us how to best assist our kids with their reading.        “How can I help my child read?” is a question I get asked a lot.    The problem...

School Concerns or Conflicts

Spring is in the air. Kids are getting wiggly.Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up or have just happened.Concern or conflict is never easy when our children involved.I’ve been on both sides of the desk. Most parents are reasonable and so are most...

5 Volunteer Know-Nos

Can you believe Christmas decorations are all ready littering the retail floors? I think I even saw a few coming out the end of September. Back-to-school and on to Christmas.So maybe it is best to be prepared before the onslaught of “volunteer...

Held Captive by HOMEWORK

Do you feel liked you are being held captive by your child’s homework?AH! I’ve been there in the cell with you!No matter if the child is a high achiever or a struggling student, his homework often becomes mom or dad’s. Parents can get emotionally...

File it

  Are all the school forms starting to arrive? Do you need to download an overwhelming amount of material for the beginning of the school year? It’s. Too. Much. A friend of mine told me all those papers almost gave her a panic attack! I get it. It is a lot...