‘My kid always rushes through her homework!” I hear this complaint from many parents. As adults, it’s difficult for us to understand why our children can’t slow down, take time to focus and check their work. Rushing is not a serious issue if your child occasionally races through homework because she has ‘better things to do.’ Rushing only becomes a problem when your child can’t slow down, seems unmotivated to do well and often turns in work that is inaccurate and contains careless errors. For this type of student, rushing is frequently a daily habit.
We develop communication skills in many stages, through many kinds of experiences and interactions. As we grow, the ways that we communicate evolve and change. This begins almost as soon as a baby is born - and the main way young babies communicate is by crying. As your baby grows, her communication becomes easier to understand and she’ll move toward what interests her, using sounds, facial expressions and gestures along the way.
Myth or fact? Private schools are insular places only for the privileged. If that were true, US President Barack Obama, his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng and other notable alumni who won scholarships may not have had the opportunity to get a solid private school education. With help from education experts and industry leaders, we debunk the misconceptions about independent schools.
For many kids, excitement about the new school year is generated by the back-to-school shopping excursion. Although some would have you believe a shiny backpack full of new school supplies and a trendy Fall wardrobe are required to head back to the classroom, being realistic about what your child’s needs are can save your bank account from the back-to-school craze.
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