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August 15, 2016

Getting into school mode for back-to-school

Ready or not, it's mid-August and it's time to begin getting your child's mind re-engaged and back into school mode....

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August 8, 2016

The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat

As you watch the Summer Olympics over the course of the next two weeks, there will be unlimited opportunities to...

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August 1, 2016

Hope, the Summer Olympics, and a new school year

On Friday, Rio will welcome the world to the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics. As each nation enters...

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July 25, 2016

Pokémon Go!

You've likely heard that Pokémon Go is all the craze this summer. Sure, like anything in today's world, we can...

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July 18, 2016

How to get your child reading this summer

There’s a lot to be gained by having your child read for 20 minutes each night this summer. Most importantly,...

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July 11, 2016

Practice planning and organizing this summer

A great way to practice advance planning and organization this summer is to have your child pack her camp bag...

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July 4, 2016

“Life moves pretty fast…”

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” —...

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June 27, 2016

Productive, fun way to practice writing

Hand-written letter writing is fast becoming a lost art. Yet, writing letters is an excellent way to reinforce writing skills...

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June 20, 2016

Maintain a routine during the summer

Most children (and adults) function better and are more productive within a regular routine and schedule. Routines provide structure to...

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June 13, 2016

Self-monitoring: Write your future self a letter

Before school is out for summer, ask your child to write a letter to her next-year-self that she can open...

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June 6, 2016

“Stop and reflect” to aid reading comprehension

To aid in comprehension and to help maintain focus while reading, teach your child how to “stop and reflect.” After...

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May 30, 2016

The summer “brain drain” is real, but avoidable

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those who gave their lives in service to our country. It...

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