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What is Bullying? - 09/30/10 08:20 AM
· Bullying is an intentional act. The child who bullies wants to harm the victim; it is no accident. · Bullying involves repeated occurrences. Bullying is not generally considered a random act nor a single incident. Rather, a child is repeatedly picked on by another child or is the target of harassment from a whole group of children. It is the repeated nature of bullying that causes anxiety and apprehension in victims, such that the anticipation of bullying becomes as problematic as the bullying itself. · Bullying is characterized by a power difference; an unfair fight where the child who bullies (3 comments)
Playground disputes and disappointing grades - and learning to deal with them - are important parts of growing up. Before you intervene on your child's behalf, think about what response is appropriate for his maturity level and developmental stage. Talking with young children: Younger children, especially those in kindergarten through third grade, will need help thinking about how to respond to problems at school. You can help your child learn problem-solving skills by talking about potential responses and what results they may bring. Help your child decide the best (1 comments)
What should you do when your daughter announces that she hates school or when your son says he can't stand the kids in his class? Even for children prone to melodrama, these kinds of statements may signal that a child is having academic or social problems at school. It's important to get to the root of the problem, Steinberg says, and that will take patience and understanding. When your daughter says, "I hate school," it could mean she is bored in class, doesn't understand new material, is being pushed too hard, or doesn't (0 comments)
First, think about the time of day and the kind of questions you ask. Whether your child is a chatty first-grader or a tight lipped teenager, he may not want to talk about a tough math test as soon as he gets home from school. And questions like "How was school?" are bound to elicit uninformative answers like "Fine." Experts recommend taking a few minutes to reconnect as a family after the busy day before addressing school and household issues. Let your kids know you're glad to (0 comments)
Five Ways to Help Your Child with Test Stress - 09/14/10 10:05 AM
Does your child get stressed out before a test? Follow this checklist to ease worries about standardized tests. In many states children start taking standardized tests as early as first grade. With the help of the following tips, you can ease your child's anxieties about the test process: Get the facts. Find out the exact dates your child will be tested and which tests he will take this year. Check to see if the tests will be different in any way from the ones he took the year before. Once you know what's happening, you can help your child feel ready (2 comments)
Knowing how to contact the right person at your child's school can make you a more effective advocate. Knowing who does what in your child's school and figuring out the best ways to communicate with school staff can help you to be effective in supporting your child's success. It used to be that parents called the school secretary or PTA president for basic information about what was going on at the school. While the school secretary still provides important information many schools now have additional ways of communicating with parents. For instance, a (0 comments)
Repeat Buyers & Investors With Cash-Boosting Home Sales & Prices In Many Markets - 09/07/10 11:16 AM
For the first time in nearly three years, repeat buyers and investors have overtaken first-time buyers as sales leaders once again in the nation's housing market. As a result, prices of bank-owned REOs and properties involved in short sales are being bid up by multiple offers and cash buyers in many neighborhoods, according to the latest HouseHunt quarterly current market conditions survey.
•· "The current ratio of 58% to 42% favors repeat buyers," said Michael Bearden, president and CEO of HouseHunt, Inc. "This is an increase of 10 percentage points over a year ago and 24 points over six months (1 comments)
Few of the Many Fun Things Going on in St. Augustine for Labor Day - 09/02/10 11:19 AM
Saturday in the Park Music FestSaturday September 04 2010 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Event Type: Music Come spend a Saturday in the park listening to live music, enjoying art exhibits, tasting beer & wines, viewing vintage cars - there's even a special kids zone. It all takes place from noon to 9 p.m. at Francis Field, located behind the Historic Downtown Parking Facility on Castillo Drive in St. Augustine. Admission is $3, children under 5 free. For more information, contact the Music & Arts Foundation of St. Augustine at 904.814.8010. St. Augustine Birthday CelebrationSaturday September 04 2010 Event Type: Community (0 comments)
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