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Stumbling block #8 – Parental criticism

When it comes to chores, character training, and schoolwork, you can’t always be the nice guy, the friend. Nope. You’ve got to be the parent, which means it falls to you to judge and evaluate your kids’ work. But if you don't evaluate with wisdom and purpose, you can...

Writing tip: Wise feedback makes a difference

Correct and grade wisely. An arbitrary grade based on feelings (”This feels like a B-”) won’t help your student become a better writer. Tip 4: Offer helpful and consistent feedback. Use objective checklists to help you pinpoint specific areas to improve. Value your...

Editing your kids’ writing: Speak the truth in love

Editing your kids’ writing: Speak the truth in love

The Parent Editor: Beauty or Beast? Grading or editing your kids' writing assignments can bring out the beast in the most agreeable parent. When a paper is filled with errors, it can be hard to see past the mistakes---especially if they crop up again and again. Yes,...

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