Getting Your Household Ready For The School Year

Getting Your Household Ready For The School Year

If you are like most parents I know, the end of summer brings about dual emotions: relief, that the kids are finally going back school; and angst, that life is about to kick back into high gear.

To ease the transition from summer to fall, now is the perfect time to reboot a few key systems around your home.

Homework Done Right: What's a Parent's Role?

Homework Done Right: What's a Parent's Role?

Lots of parents struggle with knowing what their role is when it comes to their kids’ and school. Should I (gasp) do their homework with them, to be sure it’s done right? Or should I stay out of it completely? How important is it to join the PTA, anyway?

In the process of researching my new book, “Time To Parent,” I came across a helpful mantra for parents of children at almost any stage and phase: Be Your Child’s Learning Coach.

What To Do With Unexpected Free Time

What To Do With Unexpected Free Time

What do you do when 30 minutes of free time falls in your lap?  A client with two school aged kids shared this story the other day:

“Pat was grocery shopping, Max was at a playdate, Eliana was taking a nap. I suddenly found myself with a glorious window of time and I should have done something fun, but I had no idea what to do with myself.”