June 12, 2015

Engaging Minds workshops to beat the “summer slide”

Most children want nothing to do with academics over the summer. In spite of parent’s best strategies, planning, and intentions,...

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June 3, 2015

More ways to keep your children engaged as summer approaches

Let’s face it: When the weather gets warmer, the days get longer, and the final days of school dwindle, your...

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May 21, 2015

Get your children moving: The educational benefits of regular exercise

Everyone knows the many benefits of exercise, and all children hope to grow up “big and strong.” When your child...

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May 13, 2015

Self-advocacy before finals: getting what you need to succeed

In school, developing academic self-sufficiency often requires a skill called self-advocacy, or a student’s ability to

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April 22, 2015

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

In light of the recent marathon, we are all feeling Boston Strong. Watching the runners and celebrating their achievements has...

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April 15, 2015

Beat spring fever and finish strong

Spring is finally here, and with it comes beautiful weather, school dances, graduations, April vacations, and endless other (incredibly fun)...

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April 10, 2015

Fire! Ready, Aim: The mixed up way students approach tasks

Your family is packing for a tropical vacation. Your children are in the other room, excitedly filling their suitcases with...

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April 3, 2015

“Growth mindset”: building your child’s work ethic

Everyone has heard that maintaining a positive outlook will improve long-term outcomes. Positivity increases success rates, improves physical and mental...

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March 25, 2015

Coping during test week: What testing feels like and how to help

Every year, when testing season arrives, students’ nerves reach an all-time high. For many reasons, standardized testing is scary, physically...

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March 23, 2015

The “busy-ness” trap and how to create balance

In recent years, a strange phenomenon has emerged that affects everyone, from kindergarteners to CEOs. Children today are busier than...

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March 12, 2015

Procrastination: why we do it and how to manage it today

It is the eleventh hour and your daughter is still pouring over her History textbook. On the day before her...

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March 6, 2015

The many functions of graphic organizers

Your children have undoubtedly used graphic organizers to brainstorm and organize ideas for writing assignments. However, graphic organizers are useful...

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