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math for kids guest Michele Mazzocco

Many children develop the idea that math is hard, just too much work and drudgery. And yet, even toddlers are attracted to numbers and have an intuitive sense of the meaning of basic math. So how can we sustain that interest in our young children or help our older kids recapture it? University of Minnesota…

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Parent Involvement in Education show hosts

For school-age children, those lazy days of summer are almost gone and the challenges of school and homework are the order of the day. But kids are not the only ones who need to work in order to achieve success in school; parent involvement in education is also needed. Family involvement in a child’s learning…

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KARE_homework success

Homework is a source of stress for many children and families – from lost papers to math that goes over even the parents’ head to last-minute scrambles to meet a deadline. But homework also has enormous benefits, not only in helping children master content but in promoting organizational skills and a work ethic that have…

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Recent polls show an alarming drop in students’ enthusiasm for school as they move toward middle school. But it doesn’t have to be that way, according to this week’s Mom Enough guest, Nikhil Goyal, who has spent the last couple of years studying and visiting schools that succeed in keeping students engaged in problem-solving, creative…

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Children need to develop a sense of being able to master a variety of daily living skills so they will feel competent to navigate tough situations when the time comes, she said. “Parents have a big responsibility during those early elementary years,” Marti said. “They have to work with their kids on things like time…

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