Schooling

Principal Marta Plata hugging a student at a Parent University graduation

Article

Success Begins at Home

Thomas Jeffries

Teachers and tutors do their best, but involved parents can make all the difference in a student's success.

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Illustration of a parent on a homemade phone, talking to his middle schooler

Article

Welcome to the Middle School Zone

Cynthia Tobias and Sue Acuña

Your child is changing. Is your parenting?

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Discovering the Best Ways to Educate Your Child (Part 2 of 2)

Author Carol Barnier offers practical suggestions for how parents can help their children learn and succeed in school. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Discovering the Best Ways to Educate Your Child (Part 1 of 2)

Author Carol Barnier offers practical suggestions for how parents can help their children learn and succeed in school. (Part 1 of 2)

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tween growing

Article

Those Clumsy Middle-school Years

Cynthia Tobias and Sue Acuña

Middle schoolers can be clumsy. Here is a way to help your child through those awkward growth spurts.

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family kids getting ready for home school

Article

Giving Kids a Voice in Their Home-School Experience

Debra Bell

Recess! Report cards! (And other basic human rights)! Give your kids a place to voice their needs in the home-school experience.

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Mom at child's eye level, facing her and holding the hands of her child, who is wearing a pink backpack/purse

Article

Back to School With Purpose

Lauren Osborne

Moving from a summer schedule to a school-year routine is a time of transition for families. Get four ways to help your child ease into the new school-year schedule.

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Focus on the Family Weekend

Episode

Navigating the Middle School Years

This weekend, authors Cynthia Tobias and Sue Acuña explain how parents can effectively adapt to various challenges they and their children will face during the middle school years. 

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Focus on the Family Weekend

Episode

Nurturing Your Child's Intelligence

This weekend, Dr. Kathy Koch helps parents identify and unlock eight "intelligences," or "smarts," in their children, and discusses ways to encourage their growth and understand how they connect with God.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Nurturing Your Child's Intelligence (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Kathy Koch helps parents identify and unlock eight "intelligences," or "smarts," in their children, and discusses ways to encourage their growth and understand how they connect with God. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Nurturing Your Child's Intelligence (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Kathy Koch helps parents identify and unlock eight "intelligences," or "smarts," in their children, and discusses ways to encourage their growth and understand how they connect with God. (Part 1 of 2)

Listen
Boy listening to music while doing homework

Article

Different Kinds of Smart

Cynthia Tobias

Recognize the differences in how your children learn.

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A group of elementary school kids in a dark room with the earth projected in front of them

Series

Equip Kids for Lifelong Learning

How can parents help kids build momentum for lifelong learning?

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Back to School

Series

Back-to-School Challenges

Children often lament a new school year because it means adjusting to change. While some kids love change, for others it creates fear and worry.

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Father helping is son with homework

Series

Help Your Child Succeed in Public School

How can you ensure your child's needs are met at school?

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family exploring solar system model for science project

Series

Effective Home Schooling

Here are some tips from a veteran home schooler.

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Three kindergarten boys in blue shirts are playing at a child-sized table.

Series

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Sending your child to kindergarten can be rough, with a mix of feelings ranging from relief to fear.

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