1. It’s ‘easier’ (and not easy) to amend your child’s body-clock than trying to make him stick to routine, so let’s put easier things first on our goal list. The simplest part is regulating his hunger timings. While lunch break in school will do half of the trick, regulate his snacks, dinner and breakfast time. Serve each meal on a fixed time so his hunger timings are regulated. Welcoming him after school with a tasty energetic snack can be a great start.
2. The next and the biggest hurdle is the bed time. There will always be distractions, but don’t allow a flexibility of more than 30 minutes on weekdays. Put your foot down if need be and create a lights out environment. Rest assured that the resistance won’t last a month and your baby would start to yawn before you could drag him to bed.
3. Introduce your child to a day-planner or if you are not a gadget fan then stick to traditional timetables. Put reminders for important dates and paper submissions, keeping scope for sufficient action time; coax your child into action accordingly. He
Early age of 1 to 5 yrs. is considered to be an important phase for a child’s development. It is during this time that what a child is taught becomes helpful in the later part of their lives. It is therefore critical that parent’s time should mostly be utilized in helping improve the cognitive skills of a child. But times as they are now, most parents are pre-occupied with their work and fail to give the necessary attention to their children, this however is understandable from a parent’s perspective, but it is critical to engage your child with developmental activities as well.
Parents that are pre-occupied with their work 24×7 can always send their child to a good early education center. A good early education center can help your child partake in developmental activities and help increase the cognitive skills of a child. On the off chances you do find time out of your busy schedule you might still want to consider placing your child in an early education center, here are some reasons as to why to rely on a professional for the development of your child.
Gaining admittance into a Swiss boarding school isn’t easy. A lot of preparation is required to ensure the best chances of success. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
1. Work with a boarding schools placements consultant.
You want a consultancy company or an expert specializing in Swiss boarding schools and international placements. Aside from helping you choose the most suitable school, these consultants can also help your child gain admission. Selecting and getting into some of the best schools in Switzerland certainly becomes easier with the help of a professional, who can guide you to the right facility that meets your requirements and expectations in terms of curriculum, method of teaching, facilities, and even tuition.
2. Submit the application way ahead of the deadline.
It might take you some time to complete your admissions folder, so start early and submit all the required documents in advance. An educational consultant can help you with this. The admission staffs of Swiss boarding schools are likely to appreciate the promptness and care you will show to complete the application files as soon as you can. The
Given the hi-tech gadgets a child has access to today, it is a real challenge to get children to even open a book. If they are not watching television, they are either engrossed in an internet video game or are jabbing away at the tiny keys on their cell phone. Reading is important because it enhances language skills building a child’s comprehension ability and vocabulary. It also promotes visual development and verbal skills. Additionally, reading provides us with different lenses through which we can examine our everyday lives.
So, if your child is not reading enough, he is missing out on something very crucial. This how-to article lists the different tricks you can use to spark an interest in reading. Although our focus is children, you can apply a few of the tips to yourself too.
It should start with reserving some time for the reading ritual. It is true it’s hard to find time, but it can be as little as 10-15 minutes. Do it every day. The best time to read to a child is before bedtime as both you and
In today’s cut throat competition, home tutors are asked to further a child’s future prospects. Tutoring is all about giving guidance to students and this guidance in turn helps them achieve their goals. This most often includes one on one attention to the child to understand their concerns and provide appropriate help and guidance to alleviate these concerns. After school tutoring revolves around giving complete attention and focus to the child.
In a classroom, a student might feel hesitant to ask the teacher any questions that he might have or any problems that he may face. This results in most students keeping their problems and doubts to themselves. Whereas with a home tutor, a child can clear his doubts without any hesitation!
Also since home tutors will directly come over to your house, it saves the parents a lot of trouble of driving their kids to tuition center.
It is extremely important to hire a professional home trainer for your child, especially one who knows the ins and outs of the course and study material.
Compared to a home tutor, a school teacher might not
There was a time in the not too distant past where a quality education meant attending a traditional brick and mortar institution. The alternatives like home schooling, distance learning and correspondence education were often seen as inferior, albeit legitimate teaching methodologies. However, technology has changed the way we see the non-traditional approaches to education and learning.
The internet has revolutionized the way we interact with the world in a number of different ways. Information is now readily available at a click of a button, be it on a computer or mobile device. The ability to shuttle large amounts of data across vast distances means that traditional limitations faced by the in-home learning can now be overcome.
Overall technology has allowed education to be brought into the home and still have all the necessary components to impart knowledge to the student in a controlled manner. Even the social component does not have to be forgone due to distance and the lack of face-to-face contact in person.
Lectures can be delivered in video when and where it is desired. Classroom interaction can be matched through forums and discussions boards.
Home Schooling is the wave of the future; it is how America will survive, or fail.
To understanding how important it is for you to home school your child one need merely look at the way children are taught today. For the purposes of this article I will choose one, and only one item. Believe me, there are dozens of items like this one. The item I will discuss is how cheap your child’s work is, and how this makes your child view his work, and therefore himself, as unimportant.
Your child is given a task. Maybe it is to write a report, maybe it is a page of math. Halfway through the task the bell rings, and the child is made to go play.
Yes, made to go play. The intent here is not to complete the work, but to order the child about, and make him/her amenable to social control and behavior modification.
If you were at work, had an important job to do, would your boss make you go play? And, more important, would you let yourself be made to go play?
Who doesn’t want their child to be smarter at math? Who wouldn’t like to see an A on the report card, rather than that one legged version called an F?
Interestingly, it is REALLY simple to make this happen.
Before I tell you how to make this work, however, before I tell you the one step method for making your child’s math grades shoot up to an A, let me tell you the secret: you have to get your child to appreciate math as a game.
Hey, they can play video games like a world class champ! And they can program your smart phone like it is an abacus! And the difference is that they want to. And by getting them to play with numbers in a games fashion, they will want, and they will excel, and their grades will go up.
To begin with, I taught school for a number of years. First as a teacher, then owning my own private school. I used the method I am about to tell you with great success, and I got the kids to use this method
Mentoring and support groups are a great way to meet other homeschoolers in your area. They give parents an opportunity to ask questions and get answers from reliable sources. These groups have a variety of different children who are different ages. Therefore, the parents of such children are able to mentor new mothers or fathers in their next step if they need any help. Will and Sue enthusiastically recommended the mentors they and their children had had throughout their homeschooling journey:
When going about on different camps or outings, the other parents really do become mentors to the children and that’s really valuable and is the beginning of a relationship that extends into the children’s lives. Mentoring can be a tremendously important when they go off to study or move away from home, to have these stable adult contacts in their lives year after year, who are interested in their lives. Mentors are there if they need help, advice, wisdom, prayer support or whatever it is. It’s a relationship of trust. Its’ been a support for us and an encouragement
If you are a homeschool mom, chances are this time of year you are getting the itch to finish things for this school year. It’s sunny outside which means the kiddos are not as focused as they were a month ago and let’s be honest, we homeschooling mamas are ready for a break too. Summer is so close we can smell it and after a long winter who doesn’t want to get some sunshine therapy! However, you probably have a bit more schooling that needs to be completed before you can officially wrap things up which can be grueling to do at times.
Never fear fellow homeschoolers, I have learned a few tips over my last 5 years of homeschooling on how to finish your homeschool year strong and to keep you from pooping out.
1. Do more hands on learning
Those experiments you skipped during winter when your days were packed, now is a great time to do them! Not only will it be fun for the kiddos and a great change of pace for them and you but you’ll also be reviewing previous material at
When you decide to embark upon a home learning programme, it can be an exciting time! All of the potential of new knowledge headed in your direction from the comfort of your arm chair and yet as much as I would encourage the personal and professional development this will bring, there are definitely some factors that you should consider before jumping in.
Are you someone who finds it easy to motivate yourself?
If so then home learning will be a great option for you. You need to be able to tear yourself away from all of the other things you could be doing – watching TV, getting the washing done – what ever it is – in favour of doing the study you have paid to do. As much as you might be excited by this idea at first, think about doing it in say, 6 months time when perhaps your circumstances may change. Even the weather turning hotter or colder can change our habits in our free time. Will you still make time for home study then?
2) Are you a procrastinator by nature?
Do you remember going to school or college and just not being in the right frame of learning that particular day? Perhaps you found the classroom environment distracting and wished you could get your head down in peace and quite in the library instead!
If so, you might be a great candidate for home learning.
One of the best things about a home learning course is that you can work through the materials at your own pace. You can decide when, where and how you are going to do it, and if you are not in the mindset to do it today, you can schedule a time to focus on it tomorrow instead.
For those who have other commitments in life, such as another job, children or other activities you participate in, it means that you can focus on your learning at a time that fits in with you. Providing that you fulfil the expectations that are within the course, such as getting assignments completed on time, your tutors have no idea when or where the work took place. This also means that for those with
Over 2.05 million students are now learning at home instead of in a classroom. The reasons why is a shocking 73% who say they are doing homeschool because they are dissatisfied with how public schools are being ran.
Most parents don’t think twice when August rolls around and it’s time for kids to go back to school. Many parents work during the day, and they have to pay for a babysitter during their work week. I’ve even seen it so bad that a single woman was completely broke after paying her bare minimum bills, the babysitter, and gas. That would definitely be the con in having your children attend public school. Another con would be that you have to worry about bullying. Watching the news every day you’ll see Elementary students shooting up schools and things like that are pretty scary. The biggest pro when it comes to having your child in a public school is the fact that a teacher, who spent many hours in school learning to teach children of that age spent the entire day with your little angels.
Well, what kind of profession
We live in an amazing time. Thanks to pioneering people and constantly evolving social constructs, most of us can not only legally educate our children in our own homes, but we can do it in most any way we see fit. Increasingly families are turning to the concept of ‘unschooling’, or free-range learning, as the method most aligned with their family values, structures and schedules.
In deciding to unschool we are committing to trust that we are all capable of learning what we need to learn when we need to learn it, despite unending societal messages to the contrary. Unschooling means a commitment to letting everyone direct their own learning, while also providing a constant influx of enriching opportunities to keep everyone motivated and engaged. It means not allowing complacency or boredom to rob us of vital opportunities for authentic learning. One way to strike the balance is through a daily commitment to five open-ended practices. These practices have the potential to provide a comforting framework which can help families fully relax into the blank canvas of the unschooling life.
From the moment we find out we are expecting a child, our minds and hearts overflow with hopes and dreams for them. My child will be the most beautiful, brilliant, talented little person to ever walk the Earth, right? And they are that to each of us!
But sometimes, we discover there is a “problem.” The last thing we want to admit is there is something different or wrong with our child. It’s a hard thing to do. Not that we love them any less! But let’s be honest, we would rather sit around other moms and share how our 4 year old can read a chapter book, do multiplication at age 6 and paint like Rembrandt by age 7. Not to mention, they are also on their way to the Olympics in two different sports. Or at least it seems that way when you are the one quietly listening to all the achievements of other people’s children!
So, let’s get a few things straight… Most likely those other moms are exaggerating a wee bit! And there is nothing
In-home tutoring or home tutoring can be defined as a form of tutoring that is basically done at home and not anywhere outside. Tutoring can also be defined as receiving guidance or any type of instruction by a tutor. More often than not, this tutoring relates to a particular test preparation or any academic subject. This is very different when compared to other types of tutoring centers or any other type of tutoring that is provided by various after school classes and/or programs. This is a very good form of tuition because it involves one-on- one attention and this increases the grasp of any student.
First step towards home tutoring
The first step that must be taken towards home tutoring is to determine whether or not your child requires home tutoring. This is a very important step because not everyone requires special attention. Thus it is always up to the parent or guardian to take a wise call as far as house tutoring is concerned. If you feel that it is not required, it would be very wise of you to just let go of the idea