School Issues

I Hate Homework

Just trying to help my girls get it done, some days, makes me want to run away join the foreign legion.

Curing Homework Headaches

Family Study Time could be your secret weapon in diffusing those kitchen-table battles with your kids.

Skipping a Grade

Should your child advance a grade? Here are a few insights to make the decision that's right for your family.

Questions for a School

Private? Charter? School of Choice? Narrow down the choices for your child.

10 Ways to Get Involved

Plenty of parents' attendance records could use a boost. Try these manageable suggestions on for size.

Too Much Lunch?

Are you serving up excess eats? For some kids, it's best to have several smaller meals than one big lunch.

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

Even a straight-A student will appreciate these mnemonic devices, designed to help remember facts and processes.
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Hot for Teacher: When Kids Get a Crush on Their Teachers

It's normal for a teenager to develop an innocent crush on a teacher. But how do you make sure the affection doesn't go too far?

Managing School Paper Overload: Helping Your Student

Graded school assignments, artwork, report cards and an array of other school documents pile up or get stashed. What should a parent do with it all?

TV as Teacher?

When used in a positive manner, television can be a great tool for teaching ideal behaviors and encouraging creativity.

Ages 13-17: Metro Parent Summer 2011 Reading List

Michigan libraries offer top classics, new releases and hidden gems for your high school kid.