Lisa Falk Ellis

Lisa is a journalist who writes about a variety of topics, including education, health, and style. She lives in the Boston area in a Queen Anne-style Victorian with her husband, two children and...

Balancing Homework and After-School Sports
06 January, 2020
Most afternoons my children come home from school with their backpacks loaded with homework assignments. They both play multiple sports, and it’s always an ongoing struggle to find a way to balance homework and after-school sports before bedtime. More often than not, it’s a losing battle. As a result, the kids are up late into the night, trying to finish those last math equations or study their spelling words. In the morning they wake up tired, only to start the cycle all over again. Many Kids
A Strategy to Help Your Child Better Manage Her Time
19 February, 2019
As your child gets older, you probably notice that her commitment to school, sports, and extracurricular activities is growing, too. Middle and high school students generally have more homework than younger kids, and the number of practices for athletics, dance, music, hobbies and other activities increases as participants move to higher levels of achievement and skills. The Juggling Act of Taking on Too Much With so many competing responsibilities to juggle, the weight of all of the commitmen
Help Your Child Balance Homework And After-School Sports
03 November, 2017
Most afternoons, my children come home from school with their backpacks loaded with homework assignments. They both play multiple sports, and it’s always an ongoing struggle to find a way to get it all done before bedtime. More often than not, it’s a losing battle. As a result, the kids are up late into the night, trying to finish those last math equations or study their spelling words. In the morning they wake up tired, only to start the cycle all over again. Many Kids Today Juggle Homework a
IB vs. AP: Which Courses Should Your Student Take?
02 October, 2017
In an ideal world, no matter which accelerated program your child takes part in, the credits will be accepted when she enters college. This would save money on tuition and also help her move through college at a faster pace. In reality, the decision of whether the AP or IB credits will transfer to the college depends upon the university’s own policies and how well she does on the assessment test. *** A growing number of high schools are offering college-level courses to help their students bec