Action Steps for Students Students have an important role to play in ensuring that their schools are safe and orderly. They can take steps to help make their schools places where learning can take place without disruption and without the fear of being victimized or bullied.
Back to School
(HealthDay News) -- As the new school year approaches, parents and children planning their "back-to-school" lists are urged to keep backpack safety in mind. Each year, about 6,000...
- Posted on 09/06/10
When parents and families get personally involved in education, their children do better in school and grow up to be more successful in life. Sounds like common sense, doesn't it? Yet parental involvement is one of the most overlooked aspects of American education today. The fact is, many parents don't realize how important it is to get involved in their children's learning. As one dad said when he began to read to his daughter ever day and discovered that it improved her learning, "I never realized how much it would mean to her to hear me read." Other parents would like to be involved, but have trouble finding the time.Posted on 09/06/10
"But I won't know anybody!" If you have a child about to start middle school, this may sound familiar. Making the transition to a new school can be exciting and scary for a child. Gone is the experience of one classroom, one teacher and one set of peers. Now comes the reality of many classrooms and teachers, more peers and a higher set of academic and personal expectations. Add to that the experience of going through puberty. This can be a tough time for tweens. It comes at a stage in their development when they are most likely to flirt with risky behaviors. The grades, self-motivation and self-esteem of some tweens will drop as well.Posted on 09/06/10
Nutritious Breakfasts!Posted on 09/06/10
Itís easy to make sure kids eat breakfast. Just keep breakfast foods on hand and keep them in convenient spots for kids to grab! Make sure you have at least two easy-to-serve items from each food group in the house. With your childrenís help, choose foods that you and your kids like. Keep these foods on hand for breakfast in minutes.Posted on 09/06/10
At the end of summer, the hottest nutrition question shifts from losing weight to what to pack for your child's school lunch. School cafeteria food is often laden with saturated fat and little fiber, so nutritious lunch box ideas are in demand. How can you satisfy a kid's palate without sacrificing nutrition? Here are some guidelines to get you started.Posted on 09/06/10
(HealthDay News) -- Between helping with homework, making dinner, and the nightly bedtime routine, it's difficult to find the time to pack a healthy lunch each day for your child. The Nemours Foundation says it's worth the effort. It offers these benefits of packing your child's lunch:Posted on 09/06/10
Don't be fooled: Even if Alice Cooper's "School's Out" has been playing nonstop lately, it's the beginning of another school year approaching. Back to school is the perfect time not only for digging out that alarm clock, but also for adopting some greener habits you and your whole family can practice all year long. Below are eight tips worthy of a gold-or green-star.Posted on 09/06/10
Some kids welcome the start of a new school year with the same enthusiasm as the first day of summer vacation. Others dread the day and start showing signs of rattled nerves come mid-August. If your child is less than happy about the coming school year, you may be able to help by working with him on coping strategies to deal with his feelings.Posted on 09/06/10