Public or private, the schooling debate you’ll need to make for your children

Making decisions about your child’s education can be a difficult thing to do. Your children and their growing need to knowledge can be enhanced or broken simply by what they learn when they’re in their first years of school. Public school is not always the best option for all kids. With their underfunded programs that don’t allow children to get the most out of arts, sports, and major subjects, many students fail to get the most out of schooling due to the shortcomings that befall them in public school systems. If you have a young child who is getting ready to enter school for the first time or even an older child that just isn’t seeming to find their marks within a public school setting, looking at top private schools may just be something that you might want to budget for and think about enrolling your children into so that their education can be something they can look back and be proud of.

25% of all United States schools are private. This means that the classes are smaller a Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Here are the secrets to giving your children a jump start on success

Private elementary schools near me will be in your search bar very soon if you have young children and want the best form of education for them. There are many advantages of attending private schools when it comes to your children and wanting to give them the best chance at having a successful life. Considering that 25% of all schools in the United States are private schools there are quite a handful of options for your little ones as well. With this being said, many people wonder what the benefits of private school education are compared to public schools and in what ways will a private school prepare your children for their future unlike public schools? Let’s take a look.

Parental involvement
With a public school, 24% of teachers have reported that there is a large problem with a lack of parental involvement where only 3% of private school teachers would say the same thing. These private school parents are not only highly involved with their children’s lives but they also know how Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

4 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About Mission Furniture

The American Arts and Crafts movement rose to prominence in the late 19th century, but remains as popular as ever today. Fans of the mission style of furniture know exactly what they’re looking for when shopping for wooden dinner tables and larger things like a bedroom furniture set when shopping at a Mission furniture store. Mission is a unique style that has a legion of loyal followers, but there are some surprising facts you might not know about the style.

1. What’s in a Name

Though named after the Spanish Missions that dotted the landscape of California in the early 19th century, actual Mission furniture bears no real resemblance to its namesake, instead finding its footing in New York alongside the rest of the American Arts and Crafts movement. The kind of furniture you’d find at a Mission furniture store is unlikely to look very much like the original furniture used by the Spanish colonists in California.

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About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

How To Add Class To Your New Luxury Home

Who says millennials aren’t into buying new houses? First-time home buyers purchased 2.07 million houses for sale in 2017, a seven percent increase since 2016.

In fact, those first-time buyers who were buying new homes purchased 38 percent of all-single family homes in the United States.

For those buying new homes, there is no shortage of reasons to live in Florida. Between the copious amounts of sunshine, the miles and miles of beaches (1,200 miles and 1,800 miles of coastline) and no state income tax, America’s Sunshine State offers many opportunities for being new homes.

Florida’s total surface area is 65,755 square miles and 21.31 million people occupy the space that is the Sunshine State. Florida attracts more than 100 million visitors and Florida’s population grows by almost 1,000 people every single day.

From condos to luxury oceanfront homes, there’s no shortage of options. In fact, there are 7.42 million homes and apartments available in Florida today, so t Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Sending Your Child to Private Elementary Schools

A good education is critical for any child’s development, so any parent will want to send their son or daughter to the best school in their area within their budget, as investing in a good education can make for an intelligent and capable adult with all the proper social and practical skills for adult life. Often, the two main sectors are public or private elementary schools, and for some parents, public school is the only option, but for those with the budget and interest for more, private elementary schools can be a very attractive option, and making this decision for one’s child can have an impact on their life for years. How to find the best private schools around? What do the best prep schools for older students offer? How do public and private schools differ in education and results?

Public VS Private

A number of statistics show that private elementary schools and middle and high schools have advantages over their public counterparts. For one thing, it has been dete Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Advice for Getting a Home Loan

There are multiple benefits to buying a home rather than renting. Not only do you get to have ownership of the home and do with it what you please, but mortgage payments tend to be less monthly than rent. Not to mention that once you pay it off it’s yours to sell in the future should you decide to move onto something bigger and better.

If you are on the market for a new home and want to take out a mortgage there are some things you will want to do to make the process easier and successful. Getting approved for a home loan is an achievable goal if you take the right steps.

Let’s take a look below at some of the things you can do to make sure you get the mortgage loan you need.

Know Your Credit

Knowledge is power and this is no exception when it comes to mortgage loans. You will want to know and understand your credit score as well as what you can do to improve it if need be. Th Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Flowers and other arrangements are great for every occasion!

Flowers have been given as gifts for hundreds of years. They smell nice, they are beautiful and they make you feel special. Any occasion can be celebrated with a floral arrangement and picking the right one doesn’t have to be a chore. Whether your choosing anniversary flowers, valentines flowers, or mothers day flowers you can find something to suit everyone’s style.

They have certain arrangements that have little to no fragrance and no pollen for those with allergies. These are especially nice when you are bringing arrangements to those in hospitals or nursing homes as they are fragrance free facilities. You can choose small trees or shrubbery in your arrangements as well you don’t have to get the basic daisies and tulips. Be creative and you can choose arrangements that come with roots to be replanted in the springtime as well. Picking what type of arrangement works best for your needs is as simple as what message your trying to send.

Anniversary flowers are usually the mo Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Finding the Right Townhome for You

When it is time for your family to look at new luxury townhomes for sale, you may feel overwhelmed by all the information. How can you ever decide which house is best for your family, in which neighborhood? In fact, over half of home buyer consider finding the right property the most difficult part of relocating the family, over selling their own luxury townhomes and the process of moving. In order to skim right past the unnecessary information and find out what’s important when scoping out your next home, you need a quick guide to help you. Here are the most important things to ask your real estate agent about when you have your eyes on a new house.

What is the school district like? It is a great idea to find out what your options are in the new neighborhood as far as education for your family. How many public schools do you have to choose from, or is there a private school nearby that suits your needs? You may even be able to get in touch with the district’s su Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

The Amazing History of the Red Cross

You likely have a Red Cross donation center in your area, and you may have wondered about this organization and whether it would be a good idea to donate clothes or money to them. Whenever there is a storm or wildfire disasters, the Red Cross donation center enters the spotlight, as people make contributions and send in used clothing donations. But what is the history of what many of us think of as an American institution?

Swiss Roots

The Red Cross actually started in Switzerland near the middle of the nineteenth century. In the Red Cross organizational structure, a Red Cross donation center is part of a local “chapter,” and the first chapter came about because a man named Henry Dunant was traveling in Italy just after the Battle of Solferino.

The battle was brutal, as they all are, and 400,000 men were dead, missing, or wounded. Neither side in the battle, nor the local residents, were able to deal with so many suffering people on such a massive scale.

National Re Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

What All College Students Need to Know About Off Campus Housing Options

When it comes to finding real estate for students, it can be beneficial to ditch the dorm rooms and seek off campus housing options. While you may think living in a dorm room can offer you the full college experience, it can actually turn out to be an expensive hassle that you’d be better off without.

The Benefits of Real Estate for Students

Near most major colleges there will be apartments that specifically cater to students attending university. These options are often lower in cost and can offer you a freedom that dorm rooms cannot.

  • Off campus student housing can be more affordable in the long run than living in a dorm room. In a dorm you may have to purchase meal tickets, pay for parking, and other basic services that an apartment can offer for much less. Most apartments come with parking space, and washers and dryers that are lower priced, or not priced a Continue reading

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!