Preparing For Middle School This Summer

This is a post I wrote at the end of May on my other blog Connie's View. Although there is not as much time to get prepared for middle school now, you can still use some of these suggestions and continue to use them throughout the school year. We're preparing our daughter for middle school this summer. Do we sound like awful parents who won't allow our daughter to enjoy her summer vacation? Just take a look at what we're doing and then judge us! Social Skills Readiness In middle school, children will be meeting new students from other schools and from home school. This is a time of … [Read more...]

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Coping With Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is a common among students. Some students get a bit jittery or nervous before tests, but some get so anxious that they have trouble taking or completing the test. If your teen's or tween's test anxiety causes low grades, or the inability to take tests, you may need to seek help, but start with these methods that are recommended by counselors first. Preparing For The Test: Use the study habits that work best for you. Some students learn and remember by reading aloud. Others write notes on index cards and have someone question them. Prepare so you have enough time to … [Read more...]

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Back To School Campaign With RobynsonlineWorld

It's that time of year - Back To School! For some of us, it's the most wonderful time of the year, for others there's some confusion. Let Robyn from RobynsonlineWorld.com and me help get you and your children on the school bus to success with product information, giveaways, and discussions about the school year. RobynsonlineWorld.com and this blog will be running a Back To School Connection campaign for tweens and teens. You'll learn about products that help your son or daughter get organized, keep up with new technology and stay connected with friends and their school. Learn about the … [Read more...]

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Five Lessons Every Child Should Learn

Here's a list of five lessons every child should learn: Respect - This tops my list because being respectful is the key to being able to see both sides of issues. When you respect people, you allow them to voice their opinions and listen. When you respect those in authority (there are exceptions) you can learn more and much easier and make your life a lot easier. When you respect yourself, you set boundaries that make it more difficult to be hurt or used. Be a model for your child  in the respect department. Even when you disagree with someone, hear them out and discuss, don't argue. Of … [Read more...]

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Tween Vaccines Are Necessary

Tween vaccines are necessary to prevent serious diseases. The sad truth is that less than half of pre-teens and teens receive the vaccines that they need. I assume that part of the problem is that parents are aware of vaccines needed for their infants and toddlers because they take them to their doctor for regular check-ups. According to the CDC (Centers For Disease Control and Prevention), there are three vaccines needed for every child who is 11 or 12 years old. One is needed for girls of that age group. These is the list of the vaccinations: Meningococcal vaccine, which protects … [Read more...]

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