Category: Parenting

How to Prevent Summer Learning Loss, or ‘Summer Slide’

On average, students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math over the summer. Some students also lose more than two months in reading achievement, but parents can help change that. Keep those minds on fire this summer with math, literacy and enrichment activities to keep your K-6th grader engaged all summer long. Join us Tuesday, May 21…

Join Us Tuesday, April 9 to Discover How We Can Help Our Children Succeed

It’s one of the most important topics we’ve covered to date, and a discussion you won’t want to miss. What can YOU do to help your child succeed in school, and in life? Find out Tuesday, April 9 at P.A.L.’s thought-provoking panel discussion of middle school experts as we share the critical issues facing our NYC middle schoolers. Paul Tough’s…

What Will it Take for Your Child to Succeed?

What can YOU do to help your children succeed in school, and in life? Find out Tuesday, April 9 at P.A.L.’s thought-provoking panel discussion of middle school experts as we share the critical issues facing our NYC middle schoolers. Paul Tough’s book, How Children Succeed sets the tone for a conversation about character education, bullying and more. Parents will gain…

The P.A.L. Workshops Turns Two This Month!

On February 15, 2011, The P.A.L. Workshops launched with one mission in mind: to support the parents of New York City by providing educational workshops, talent development resources for our children, and experts to help navigate the best opportunities available to our children in one of the largest and most complicated educational systems in the country. We’ve organized and facilitated…

It’s ‘Parents as Partners’ Week in NYC

This just in… As part of a new initiative by the DOE, we’re pleased to see a dedicated week-long event for parent involvement that starts today! We’ve contacted the DOE’s Division of Family and Community Engagement Executive Director Jesse Mojica for more information, so stay tuned. For registration, sign up here. According to the DOE website: The Parent Academy is…

Final Diagnosis: He’s Just Himself

For parents with children who are both gifted and have learning differences or behaviors with or without a clear diagnosis, often referred to as ‘twice exceptional,’  finding the best program for them can seem daunting.   After hearing from parents with children in need of better options, we invited former P.A.L. panelist Jill Tatara, magazine editor and mother of two, to…

‘Tis the Season, The P.A.L. Workshops 2012-2013

  Join us for the P.A.L. Workshop Series, 2012-2013 season, beginning this month as parents, experts and educators together explore gifted & talented education and talent development. We look at the issues, the solutions and the resources available locally. Plus, we’re pleased to announce our first NYC G&T Conference in the Spring. We’ll have the top authorities on G&T education,…

Did You Say FREE?

For NYC kids, summer is only a week away, so don’t miss P.A.L.’s final Spring 2012 wrap-up FREE event –with great giveaways throughout the evening–and learn how to support your child’s gifts, talents and interests this summer and all year long. Supporting Your Child’s Gifts & Talents: A Talent Development Roundtable, is this Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm for…

Supporting Your Child’s Gifts & Talents

As parents, it’s not hard to pick up on our child’s interest areas, whether it’s dinosaurs, cats, princesses, or other obvious passions. But for the child who shows natural ability in music, yet refuses piano lessons, or artistic ability but doesn’t want formal art classes; or loves to play chess, but won’t participate in competitions, how can parents encourage without…