When asked, "Should our family invest (i.e. pay tuition) in our children's early years of education or wait until "it counts" when they're in high school preparing to go to college?" Emphatically I say, "Invest in the early years." This is an incredibly difficult question for anyone to answer knowing that each and every learning stage is valuable; however, when posed with ranking when education "counts" most, it is absolutely and definitively during those first years of life, and here's why.
Topics: Elementary Education
From a young age, he noticed his parents doing chores without complaint but with purpose.
As an adult, I connect even laborious childhood chores with some of my most vivid and positive childhood memories.
Chores at home fall into two categories: want
tosand have tos.
Calculating numbers but thinks
solvingword problems is arduous
Dumping out materials to build but prefers someone else pick up
Talking about ideas but doesn't like writing them on paper or via keyboard
Creating games on the playground but doesn't like compromise
Being the line-leader but doesn't like being second in line
'Tis The Season To Be Jolly!
As we plan holiday trips and travel, being mindful of children's sleep routines are equally, if not more important. As parents, the more we protect sleep routines, the happier the holiday celebrations will be. Consider the upcoming holiday hints to keep sleeping patterns a priority.
In a recent TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) talk, now-former National Association of Independent Schools' President Pat Bassett presented on “Schools of the Future.” Rather than evoking a Jetsons’ cartoon with robots and hover crafts, the School of the Future looks and feels very much like many in our area. Such schools, Bassett claims, make five institutional shifts.