If your children are anything like mine, you’ve probably had periods of time when one of them becomes frustrated with a particular subject. I remember when my youngest son was struggling with reading.
The first day of school is full of excitement: new teachers, new supplies and the chance for a fresh start. And then the second day comes, and reality swoops in, along with handouts and homework assignments. While many kids are able to coast through September on back-to-school momentum, others battle anxiety and a lack of confidence from the start.
A meeting between you and your child’s teacher can be a powerful tool for helping your child succeed in school. Whether scheduled by the school, requested by you or suggested by the teacher, such a meeting gives you a platform to learn about your child and to assert their needs. Follow these nine guidelines for more productive (and even enjoyable) parent-teacher conferences.
Myths and misconceptions swirl around Waldorf education, an almost-century-old style of schooling born in Germany. Here’s the straight story on Waldorf schools. Parents of Waldorf students know the quizzical expressions and curious inquiries well. “Waldorf? Isn’t that the school without textbooks or computers?” “Do kids just draw and paint all day?” “Can your kids read yet?”
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