There's one simple thing you can do to help your kids learn -- forbid them from watching television on school nights. The President does!
Malia and Sasha Obama "Don't watch TV during the week. Period" President Barack Obama told Essence magazine. "The first thing the girls do after school is homework. If they haven't finished by dinnertime, around 6:30 PM, they pick up where they left off after the meal. And after that, they can read until they hit the sack. Malia's bedtime is 9 PM; Sasha's lights go out a half hour earlier, the President said.
What's baffling is, that according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, children between the ages of 8 and 18 spend approximately seven hours each day on either the computer, watching television or texting -- seven hours!?
If kids are in school all day, where do they find the time to text message seven hours a day? Obama's got it right -- school, homework, dinner, reading, bed. Period.