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New Report: Students' ACT Scores Continue to Decline in Math

New Report: Students' ACT Scores Continue to Decline in Math

According to the ACT Condition of College and Career Readiness 2018 Report, high school students’ math achievement is faltering, based on the ACT test scores of last year’s graduates. In fact, math scores have been declining since 2012 and have now hit a 20-low. Only 40 percent of the students tested scored at or above…
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Teens’ Phones: How to Be a Protective Parent While Respecting Your Child’s Privacy

Teens’ Phones: How to Be a Protective Parent While Respecting Your Child’s Privacy

As parents, we know how often our kids are on the phone. A recent report from the Pew Research Center found that 45 percent of U.S. teens say they are online “almost constantly.” Teens’ phones can expose them to education, adventure, friendship, and fun, but dangers also exist. Kids need help navigating how to stay safe…
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Lack of Sleep May Cause Dangerous Behavior in Teens

Lack of Sleep May Cause Dangerous Behavior in Teens

Lack of sleep can cause a number of problems for teens, including mood changes, poor appetite, and a lack of focus. Kids and teens can be particularly susceptible to these issues. And now, a recent study indicates that how much sleep a teen gets determines how likely they are to engage in dangerous and risky…
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6 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child at School

6 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child at School

Even when things are going well, parents should always be aware of what’s happening at their child’s school. But when kids have a significant problem that is interfering with their education or well being, parents may need to become more involved. If you do have to intervene with the school and advocate for your child,…
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A Parents’ Guide to Fortnite: What You Need to Know

A Parents’ Guide to Fortnite: What You Need to Know

Many parents know that their kids and teens enjoy playing the video game Fortnite, but that may be all they know about this global cultural phenomenon. The basic overview of Fortnite—it’s three versions of a survival-genre third-person shooter game with cartoonish graphics—doesn’t really explain how and why Fortnite has become so ridiculously popular. The following…
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Fastest Growing Future Jobs Kids Should Know About

Will your child be ready for the future job market? Jobs are changing, and new skills are needed. Learn which jobs and career categories are growing at the fastest rate according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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