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01/20/2016
It sounds intriguing, to say the least. So when a news report on phys.org described how a study found this to be possible, it was compelling to read on. 

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) reported through a study of kindergarten students, that writing letters to family members who lived...
12/21/2015
It does not sound a lot. Most stories often take longer to read. But just 20 minutes of reading can make a big difference in the lives of our children. 

Author Pamela DeLoatch’s article on Edudemic discusses some less obvious yet long-term positive effects of reading daily and not skipping...
12/11/2015
This article from Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center is rather old, but probably worth reminding us parents on some well researched parenting skills that would give our kids a higher chance of being happy and resilient to adversity as a kid, as a teen and finally as an adult. 

Based on...
11/04/2015
The New York Times reported in a recent article that mathematical abilities, as seen from tests administered to Grade 4 and Grade 8 students, show a decline for the first time since 1990. These tests were administered by National Assessment of Education Progress, sometimes called “the nation’s...
10/21/2015
Plano schools recently had their parent-teacher conferences. It is a rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with your child’s teacher. What then, is the best way to make the most of this opportunity? In a recent article on nprEd, Elissa Nadworny discusses some best practices for parents to...
10/02/2015

Education vs Entertainment

Many parents have a certain tradeoff policy in place for their kids when it comes to keeping a certain balance between education and entertainment. Children may have to complete their home work, work on projects, help with house work, etc. before they get to see the...

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