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Tactics Parents Can Use to Help Children Learn Tough Subjects 

The following is a guest post by Lance Cody-Valdez of Free-Lance-Now.com. If you enjoy this article by Lance, remember to check out his website for more great content like this!


As parents, we always want to see our children succeed in school and learn the subjects that help them to grow up into outstanding and productive adults. Sometimes, school can be tough, and a particular class can be harder to comprehend. The good news is that there are many tactics that parents can use to help their kids learn the subject or expand their knowledge even further. Here at Grammarai Warrior, we love to help young people learn the skills that will take them far in life, so we have some tips for how you can help your kids learn and thrive. 

Make Time for Your Kids 

The most important way that parents can help their kids is to put time aside to be there for them when they need it most. Kids can sense when they think their parents have to struggle to schedule time with them, and it won’t help the family dynamic. Instead, set certain parts of the day to the side for time with the kids. If you get home from work at the same time that they get home from school, then take an hour out to help them with their homework. If things are too hectic at that point, then schedule a time every night before they go to bed to go over their studies.  

Having a plan of attack is necessary, so you aren’t struggling to make time for your family. Your kids will appreciate the help with their work. 

Consider Returning to School Yourself and Obtaining a Degree 

If you really want to help your kids with their studies, then consider putting yourself in their shoes and returning to school yourself. This is a great idea if you have always wanted to return to school and learn the skills necessary to learn a new career. This is why many parents decide to earn a bachelor of science in education. It is a chance to learn about a variety of subjects, from elementary education to learning strategies that can help you and your children.  

The best part is that you can obtain your degree without leaving your family by taking your classes online. Doing so enables you to learn on weekends or nights when your kids are sleeping, and you will still get the same great degree as those who go to school in person. 

Help Your Kids Feel at Ease 

Sometimes, your kids may know enough about a certain subject, but they are too anxious or worried to focus on their studies. If you can tell that is the case, then you can help them to feel more at ease by doing things they enjoy. That may include hobbies or activities they like that can help them take their mind off of things. You can also play with educational toys so they can learn and have fun at the same time. 

You can also help your kids feel better by taking a walk through the park or taking a hike during a camping trip. Time in nature can do wonders for our mental health because it brings us back to a more natural place where we can feel truly at ease. You can even try going over some of their homework while you are out there and see if it helps.  

Kids With Reading Issues 

If you have children that struggle with reading, then there are a few tactics you can try. Consider finding an audiobook that they can listen to while they read the same book and see if they are able to better comprehend what they are seeing. Also, consider limiting the time that your kids spend playing video games and looking at screens, as experts say that staring at these devices and screens can negatively impact their reading skills.   

As you can see, there are many tactics that parents can use to help their kids improve their performance in school. Remember to focus on their mental health, make it a point to spend time with the kids, and consider returning back to school yourself, and that may help. If you would like to learn more about Grammarai Warrior, then please contact us at contact@grammaraiwarrior.com. 


Thanks for reading this guest post by Lance Cody-Valdez. Remember to give him a visit at Free-Lance-Now.com for more resources and posts like this one! You can also read previous guest posts by Lance right here!

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Remote Working and Survival Tips for Parents With Young Children

The following is a guest post by Lance Cody-Valdez of Free-Lance-Now.com. If you enjoy this article by Lance, remember to check out his website for more great content like this!


As working from home has become more popular, there’s been a revolution in how people and organizations work. Presently, 26% of the American workforce works from home. However, working from home can be challenging because of distractions and family responsibilities. Here, Grammarai Warrior provides tips on how to work remotely and manage your parental responsibilities if you have young children at home. 

Set Up a Convenient work space

Working from home requires maximum concentration and a distraction-free environment. Thus, dedicate an area of your house for your job. Find a spot that allows easy access to everything for working, such as sufficient lighting, electricity, chair, desk, and coffee. To do so, research online for tips on how to create a makeshift working space at home.

Additionally, wear comfortable clothing that allows you to balance any house chores and work without feeling frumpy. Certain clothing, including tunics, comfortable leggings, cardigans and breezy dresses will enable you to work and chase after children in the house.

Establish a Work Schedule 

After creating a suitable workspace, design a schedule that allows you to balance working and giving quality attention to the kids. Make sure you include time to clean, prepare meals, and read bedtime stories.

Below are some tactics to employ to have a more manageable working schedule.

  • Work with them. Allow the kids to help with simple activities like arranging files and adding sticky notes.
  • Shift working hours: Create flexible working hours by waking up earlier and doing some work before your toddler is awake, or working during their nap time. 
  • Take breaks: Include time in your working hours to clean the house and prepare meals for the kids, but also try to carve out time for real breaks.
  • Give them assignments: Provide light assignments or work when they’re done with their homework if they are school-aged kids. 

A thoughtful schedule ensures your work time is uninterrupted and the kids get maximum attention and care. 

What If I Want a Job? 

If you’re a stay-at-home parent who has been out of the workforce for a bit but wants to return while keeping up with the kids, there are plenty of opportunities out there. And you get to combine the best of both worlds: you can generate income while still spending time with your kids. This is a great option if you’re still unable to afford daycare or don’t want to go this route.

The job landscape may have changed since you were last working, so it’s important to carefully craft a new resume. The best way to do this affordably is with a free online resume builder. With this tool, you can customize and update your resume using professional designs that help you stand out in the crowd.

Balancing work and managing kids from home is essential if you have a remote job. Make sure you set up a functional workspace and create a practical schedule that works for everyone. If you’re ready to join the remote workforce, a stellar resume will help you find the ideal job so that you can generate an income while managing family obligations, and you’ll have these tips to help you stay sane.


Thanks for reading this guest post by Lance Cody-Valdez. Remember to give him a visit at Free-Lance-Now.com for more resources and posts like this one! You can also read previous guest posts by Lance right here!

Affordable and Educational Gifts for Children that Don’t Include Screens

The following is a guest post by Joyce Wilson of TeacherSpark.org. Visit her blog for more great articles and teaching ideas!


Many children spend a lot of time playing video games and watching television these days, and it can be a real challenge to get them interested in anything else. We don’t want them to be bored, but it is natural to want to give gifts that move them away from screens, since as ParentMap notes, too much use can be bad for them. Luckily, many educational gifts that are reasonably priced are easy to find. Here are some simple, budget-friendly suggestions courtesy of Grammarai Warrior.

Encourage Artistic Expression

Encouraging children to express themselves artistically has many emotional benefits and it doesn’t cost a lot of money to foster their natural talents. Art supplies like acrylic paint, brushes and a canvas or two make an excellent gift combination for youngsters. Other good options include modeling clay, charcoal pencils, watercolors, and calligraphy sets. Even simple coloring books and crayons can offer hours of creative fun.

Music is another form of artistic expression that can draw a child away from the lure of screens. Although a new musical instrument can be a big investment, a used one can be purchased from online sites like eBay or Etsy. As an example, a keyboard is relatively easy to learn and is a good way for a child to start making music. Be sure to throw in a book of easy-to-master songs and a pair of noise-canceling headphones to round out the gift.

Hands-On Education

Children love watching things grow and learning how substances react. A biology lab kit can be assembled by buying seeds, growing medium, and a few pots. Try to choose plants that grow relatively quickly like marigolds or beans so the whole operation won’t be abandoned. If your child is hooked on science, chemistry sets provide hours of interesting activity for children while teaching them about experimentation. Select one that is age-appropriate and meets your price point.

Another inexpensive hands-on learning toy is a set of building blocks like Legos and other creative construction toys. Parenting Science points out there is ample evidence that construction play encourages problem-solving as well as language, spatial, and motor skills. You can start with a simple set that can be added on to as the child’s ability to build expands. And you might be surprised to learn that if you visit Lego’s website, you can often find sales on their products.

For the Bookworms

Books never go out of style. Consider popular nonfiction titles or even a series of books. Many bookstores, whether online or not, have members’ clubs that offer discounts and special rates.

Also, consider shopping second-hand bookstores for first-edition classic titles or gently used selections. If you have an e-reader, download some freebies. With endless options on every topic imaginable, books are the perfect way to expand your child’s horizons and help them learn.

Family and Social Interactions

Meaningful interactions with family and friends are the best way to get children interested in leaving the world of their screens behind. Consider games and puzzles to brighten your child’s day, enjoy more family time, and, of course, keep them off the electronics.

Puzzles are both fun and challenging mental exercise and can be a super low-cost gift. A jigsaw puzzle of the world, for instance, is an excellent gift for helping kids to learn geography. Several puzzle books like crossword and word search are also a good choice. Finally, board games can teach a variety of skills like counting, spelling and even real estate.

Another activity you can do with your kids is to teach them about the practical skills you demonstrate at home everyday. You can talk to them about doing things with you around the house. You can ask them to help you cook lunch, tend to the garden, or wash the car. If they’re interested you can check different websites, and look at some project that you can do together.

Deciding on a screen-less gift for your child doesn’t have to be a difficult or impossible decision. Children love learning, creating and moving, so all of these options should provide a great first step. Don’t be afraid to get creative, and don’t forget to take advantage of online opportunities to help you save money.

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