'IE=EmulateIE7' http-equiv='X-UA-Compatible'/> Simple Parent Tips - Parenting, Etiquette, Schools: May 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

15 Free Fun Family Activities for Summer

Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of summer. Don’t know what to do with the kids?

Below are 15 free, fun and enjoyable activities you can do with your kids this summer.
1. Go on a hike.
Project:  Collect leaves, twigs and rocks and create a collage or shadow box when you get home.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Charter – Public – Private: What’s The Difference?

It is important as a parent to understand all the options of schooling for your child. When I was a child, there was only one choice and that was the school down the street in my neighborhood or possibly a parochial school. However, things have changed and you now have a number of options when choosing a school for your child. School choices range from public schools to private schools to charter schools to homeschooling. And -- then there are magnet schools, visual arts schools, prep schools and many others. It’s critical to your child’s success and your happiness to find the right “fit” for your child.