Over the last year, the issue of giving kids chores has been trending. Some of it is a new fad of domesticity but some of it might be a useful reminder of the hidden value of getting kids to chip in around the house. We see real value in helping children become contributing members of the family. read more
Particularly in the hothouse environment of NY education, parents often struggle to find ways to support their children's academic success. These tips from our professional tutors aim to help parents optimize their students' encounters with school work. These aren't tips about short-term gains but about progressive parenting strategies that encourages good long-term learning habits and study skills. read more
In New York City, the beginning of each school year is always a time to try to reinvigorate your child's educational pursuits. But putting together the right program and setting the right, sustainable, and realistic goals can be a challenge in itself. Over the years our tutors, educational specialists, and counselors have compiled a few ideas about how to get the year off to the right start.
Families interested in instilling values of community service and civic commitment often find themselves with more good intention than they have clear notions about how to start. We offer parenting advice to help break through and encourage those values in your child or teen. New York City is full of opportunity; perhaps this can help you find ways to help your children find the right ones for them. read more
It goes without saying, we interact with parents and their children a lot in our line of work. Families in NYC are a special breed, having to contend with the constant stream of attractions, distractions, and interactions that come with living in close quarters with 8 million other people. Here, one of our PwP resident parent-educators considers how to raise children who are independent enough to thrive in New York but preserve the requisite respect and consideration that our high-impact lives demand. read more