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MamaResources: Keeping Kids & Parents Involved in School

The hype of the new school year is beginning to wear off… is your child losing motivation in the classroom? And better yet, are you involved at their school? Here are some resources for both of you.

The hype of the new school year is beginning to wear off… is your child losing motivation in the classroom? And better yet, are you involved at their school? Experts say that parental involvement is one of the most important things that will keep a child motivated about school. Here are some resources to keep you and your child engaged during the school year, plus we’ve added a few tips for boosting their brains during the holidays and “off track” weeks.

Keeping Your KIDS Involved:

Some simple tips to keep your kids motivated and involved in school... One thing you'll need? Consistency.

Worried that your child will lose all motivation with academics during the summer? Studying in the summertime? A fair balance between learning and summer fun will allow a child to have fun, as well as help to prevent summer brain drain. Check out these ideas...

How do you keep your child motivated about school? What you can do for your child at home and general tips to help them succeed in the classroom.

How YOU Can be Involved:

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Keeping your KIDS Motivated During the Summer:

Many kids look forward to a break from school during the summer, but that does not mean they cannot learn while having fun. Check out this site for ideas to keep your kids learning when they are not in school.

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Don’t let your kids forget everything they learned at school during the summer! This site offers a bunch of ways to boost your kid's education by preventing summer learning loss.


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MamaResources: Helpful Homework Tips

Does your child need to brush up on their study skills? Is homework time a battle each and every night? Although there’s no magic formula for getting your kids to hit the books, we do have a bunch of helpful homework tips to help your family in and out of the classroom. Happy Homework!

Mixed Feelings About Returning to School

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The Frazzled Moms Guide to Staying Sane This School Year

Somewhere between Generation X and millennial movement, school has become so much more involved for parents, and so much more complex than it used to be.

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Posts of Note: Feeding the Kids

The kids are heading back to school soon and we’re guessing you’re like every other parent out there - wondering what to pack for lunch, offer as an after school snack or liven up the dinner table.

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The first year I helped was for the Kindergarten Halloween party. I made sugar cookies from scratch for the kids to decorate. I was also totally nervous.

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Florida School District to Ban Homework

Marion County, Fla. kids won't have to worry about their afternoons being bogged down by homework because their school district has decided to ban it.