With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, we wanted to express our thanks to all of our loyal readers of this blog. It was our hope when we started this blog to help make a difference for all parents by providing valuable information from experts in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.
This weeks post is a “Roundup” Blog post of our most popular content in 2016. Below are posts that were viewed the most and shared on social media the most by our readers. Thank you for your support.
1. “SNAPCHAT FOR PARENTS: KEEPING YOUR KIDS SAFE”
Written by Jason Wheeler
Your nephew has it. Your son’s girlfriend has it. Your best friend from high school’s daughter has it. Even your children have it. It seems that every teen in the universe is using the social media platform called SnapChat.
And that’s about right. SnapChat is one of the fastest growing social media platforms of all time, and is only getting bigger. Teens from across the world are abandoning Facebook and Twitter to join the fast growing ghost (SnapChat Mascot) in the world. What is SnapChat, and how can you as a parent keep your children safe?
2. “31 CLUES FOR RECOGNIZING DYSLEXIA IN YOUR CHILD”
Written by Dr. Shirley Wright
With the media focusing more of their attention on dyslexia, parents find themselves wanting to know more and asking questions about this reading disability with a wealth of myths and facts to complicate the issue.
3. “6 TIPS TO HELP YOUR CHILD LOVE WRITING”
Written by Linda Chavez
In a recent article, Forbes Magazine lists writing as the number one skill to be more attractive to an employer when seeking a job.
There are ways to help your child become a better writer by setting them up for success at home. Here are six tips to help your child become an awesome writer.
4. “HOW TO BUILD YOUR CHILD’S LANGUAGE SKILLS AT HOME”
Written by Kathleen Frye
Common everyday activities and games are full of language building opportunities!
The key is to TALK, TALK, TALK . . . talk to your child. Talk about what you are doing and what you see. You don’t have to ask questions, just talk about the things you do every day as you are doing them!