When I Grow Up:  Career Insights for Your Child

When I Grow Up: Career Insights for Your Child

With the holidays past, spring break on tap and summer still a few months away, March is a great time to take stock of how your child’s school year has gone and think about what lies ahead. It’s also a great time for kids to reflect on where their interests lie—...
Can Your Child Be Spanked at School?

Can Your Child Be Spanked at School?

Last month, I wrote of the impressive efforts being made to bring social and emotional learning into Austin schools, where mindfulness and other techniques are helping children manage their emotions more productively. This month, I take a look at something that stands...
Shopping For Gifts? We Test Drove Cool Possibilities

Shopping For Gifts? We Test Drove Cool Possibilities

Selecting winter holiday gifts for children can be a challenge, especially when you strive to combine educational benefit, affordability and fun. Here is a look at five toys that may give you some food for thought, including reactions from a few local families...
10 Tips for Rocking The Parent-Teacher Conference

10 Tips for Rocking The Parent-Teacher Conference

Many schools have beginning of the year parent conferences. Be prepared with your questions to get the most out of this time with your child’s teacher. Debbie Shiabu, executive director of the Association of Private Schools; Anne Davis, education contributor for the...
Crack A Book or Crack An Egg: Simple Summer Brain Boosters

Crack A Book or Crack An Egg: Simple Summer Brain Boosters

Summertime is the perfect time to keep your child’s mind sharp, increase his or her confidence and delve into subjects and skills that capture your child’s interest. Plenty of local camps provide learning opportunities, from learning to code and building robots to...
SUMMER READING: Load Your List with These Recent Gems

SUMMER READING: Load Your List with These Recent Gems

Long summer days can be made magical with the transformations that come from reading a good book. There are 
libraries filled with the classics, as well as books new to the scene. Harry Potter and Magic Tree House. Dr. Seuss and Eric 
Carle. There are timeless...
Tutoring for Your Child: Now’s the Perfect Time

Tutoring for Your Child: Now’s the Perfect Time

Is your child passing her classes, but not prepared for the next school year? Is she missing specific skills or lacking strength in some subjects? Maybe she needs a tutor. Crystal Cotti, owner of Sylvan Learning  of Austin, adds another reason to find a tutor. “During...

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