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May 14, 2018

The Smartest Place to Start

End-of-semester projects and papers can feel overwhelming, especially if your child has a hard time getting started. The best place...

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May 7, 2018

Working Around a Mental Block on an Exam

Sometimes students “go blank” during an exam and can’t get themselves back on track. One way to guard against a...

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April 30, 2018

ABC’s of Creating a Study Plan

The testing season is upon us and, unfortunately, many students have never learned how to develop a thoughtful study plan.

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April 23, 2018

Overwhelmed? Create a checklist

When your child is overwhelmed, help her create a checklist of all the things she needs to do to help...

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April 16, 2018

When things don’t go as planned

Today’s marathoners likely love the mild temperature, yet it’s unlikely they love all the rain. It’s no fun running wet...

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April 9, 2018

I think I can, I think I can

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”- Henry Ford

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April 2, 2018

Help identify a starting point

When your child is overwhelmed and his school work feels beyond his control, often the easiest and least stressful in-the-moment...

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March 26, 2018

A solution to a sea of yellow highlights

Many students have a hard time identifying the most important information in a particular text. So when it comes to...

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March 19, 2018

“Failing to plan is planning to fail.”

"Failing to plan is planning to fail." - John Wooden, legendary UCLA men's basketball coach On Friday night, the University...

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March 12, 2018

Memory is not a homework tracker

No matter how strong your child’s memory is, she should not rely on her memory alone to track and manage...

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March 5, 2018

Flip the script

It’s often hard to get children to finish tasks like homework or chores. Sometimes, students can’t see the benefit of...

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February 26, 2018

Dictionaries, Siri and Alexa

Many times, students can infer the meaning of a difficult word by using the text around it as a clue....

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