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The Ask Three Before Me Homework Rule

Posted in General, Jane Kise on September 26th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

If you’re used to sitting with your child as he or she does homework and providing immediate help, or checking each answer, here’s a simple strategy to start him or her on the road to homework independence: ASK THREE BEFORE ME.

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Avoiding Homework Battlefields

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent, Web Connections on September 19th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

One mother groaned, “We had a three-hour battle over homework last night. First the

procrastination, then the complaints when we vetoed a television show, then the rush
before bedtime. But he needs to learn to take responsibility!”

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Homework Goals

Posted in General, Jane Kise, Kidtelligent, Web Connections on September 14th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

As school returns to full swing, your household is probably trying to reestablish the perfect homework groove. It’s the perfect time to ask yourself, What is our goal for homework?

If your goal is to have each child turn in perfect homework each day, on time, you might want to reflect on the goal we had:

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Children can Cook!

Posted in General, Jane Kise, Web Connections on September 5th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

I was only about 8 years old when I took over the cookie-baking chore of two batches a week to feed four big brothers. If that sounds young to you, understand that Mom was never very far away and played a role in clean-up (measuring flour takes practice!) But, like all my brothers, I left home knowing how to cook for myself.

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Benefits and Techniques of Teaching Children a Second Language

Posted in General, Guest Mom, Kidtelligent, Mothers Perspective, Web Connections on September 2nd, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

One of the reasons on our very long list of why we love our son’s Montessori school is because it has Spanish interwoven into its curriculum in a very natural, everyday manner.  I have been thrilled to have my son share his Spanish with me (especially since I minored in the language in college), but his exposure to other languages has seemed to also prompt his interest in other cultures, in trying out new sounds, and has changed the way he views the world.  My younger son has picked up a few of the words as well, and both of my boys enjoying using their American Sign Language to communicate with each other and with us.

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