Who Needs Cursive, Anyway?

Feature: Who Needs Cursive, Anyway?

As we write less and tap more, the results are not necessarily what we expect. By Kim J. Gifford The name “John Hancock” and his distinctly large script on The Declaration of Independence have become synonymous with the word “signature.” But, according to some educators who are proponents of cursive writing, if Hancock were a […]

Ask the Expert: What to Do If Your Child “Hates” School

Promptly identify the cause and nip it in the bud By Susan Cowan Morse It is autumn in New England, where we enjoy the happy return of crisp morning air, the honks of departing geese, the landscape’s changing colors — and a new school year. For many, a new school year is exciting and marked […]

A Technology Contract for Tweens and Teens (and Parents!)

By Amy Nelson Makechnie The technology contract idea came from Janell Burley Hoffman’s contract written for her teenage son and his new iPhone. It was published on December 2012 for The Huffington Post. As a mother of tweens and teens, I adapted it to fit our family. We want our children to be tech-savvy, but […]

How to: Choose a Ballet School

Here are 5 tips to help you find the right fit for your child By Deb German Your young daughter is begging for ballet lessons, but when you investigate local venues for dance training you find widely divergent choices. How do you choose the right ballet school, especially if you do not have a background […]