3 Things Parents Learned During Lockdown

Photo by Paige Cody on Unsplash Lockdown has been a trying time for all of us. A lot of parents have struggled during this period. After all, juggling homeschooling and work has not been easy, has it? Plus, there are a lot of parents who have found themselves out of work because of the pandemic, […]

How To Encourage Learning In Your Household

You want what’s best for your boys. You want to set them up with all the life skills they’ll need to go out into the big wide world. Start at home.  It’s easier to encourage learning and curiosity than you may think! Here are some helpful tips to encourage learning within your household: Ensure They’re […]

How To Prepare Your Son For Preschool

Finding the right preschool and ensuring your son will be happy there can be a bit confusing and overwhelming. However, as much as this is a big step for parents, it is also a big step for the little boy involved, especially if he has never been in any kind of school environment before. A […]

What About School?

What about school? is the question on everyone’s minds right now. It’s on the minds of school district administrators, teachers, parents, legislators, school staff…everyone, really. There is an upside to this near-universal questioning. For the first time in the 20 years I’ve been raising kids (including the 10 years I’ve been covering education as a […]

Overwhelmed by Homeschooling? I Was Too.

You are not the only one who is overwhelmed by homeschooling. I wrote these words on January 24, 2005, shortly after we pulled our oldest son, Nathan, out of first grade at semester: I’m a state of shock.  It’s our first day homeschooling, and I have no rhythm, no flow, no sense of managing my […]

Let’s Support ALL Black Boys

It should go without saying, but all Black boys are unique. Each is a complex mix of talents, gifts and desires, and each wants to be loved, supported and valued. Here are 5 more ways to support Black boys: 1. Encourage children to be friends with black boys. Know their names. Invite them to your homes/playdates. […]

The Best Ways To Reinforce Your Sons’ Education

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Parents want to do as much as they can to help their boys grow up into well-rounded and well-educated individuals. One way parents can really make a big difference is by helping to reinforce the education their children get in school. The more information and skills your boys develop throughout their schooling will increase their […]

Math Help – Calculating Basic Values for Circles

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The Oxford Dictionary defines the circle is, “a round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) is equidistant from a fixed point.” Wikipedia calls it “a simple closed shape.” In his treatise, “The Elements,” Euclid defined it this way: “A circle is a plane figure bounded by one line, and such that all right lines drawn […]

Helping Your Son to Succeed in School

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  When you bring children into the world, then there are so many different aspects that you have to think about. From the early days and the sleepless nights, to helping them thrive, grow, and learn, the job of a parent never stops. And as your children get older and they are at school, playing […]

Is DIY Dead And Should We Teach It To Our Boys?

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Let’s say something is broken in your home. What’s the first thing you do? Do you try and fix it yourself or do you call in the pros? Most people will probably have a go and then when they fail, they’ll resort to an online search for a nearby expert. This will be after perusing […]