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May 29, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day is a day to honor those who gave their lives in service to our country. Their sacrifice lay...

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May 22, 2017

Make writing more accessible with speech-to-text

Many students have a hard time getting ideas out of their head and onto paper. Recently, we suggested having an...

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May 15, 2017

How to know if you’re truly prepared for an exam

Many students don’t know when they are (or should be) done studying for an exam. We’ve previously shared the benefits...

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May 8, 2017

Why is my child lying to me?

Do you ever feel as though your child isn’t being entirely truthful with you about her academics? If so, consider...

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May 1, 2017

The tough get going

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." When things get tough (or are more difficult than we originally...

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April 24, 2017


Parents quickly learn with toddlers and gradeschoolers that children want adults to set boundaries and hold them to expectations. When...

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April 17, 2017

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” As we head into the homestretch of the school year, it’s going to feel...

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April 10, 2017

Managing your busy schedule

Soccer (for school and a travel team). Piano lessons. Tap, ballet, and hip-hop dance. Homework. Is your child overscheduled? If...

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April 3, 2017

Intelligence and executive function

If your child is struggling with executive function, it’s important she know that intelligence and executive function skills are only...

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March 27, 2017

Skills for the 21st century

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” - John Dewey In today’s world,...

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March 20, 2017

Make new strategies stick

Many students struggle to apply academic strategies and approaches they learn in school (or with a tutor) at home. To...

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March 13, 2017

Listen carefully and ask the right questions

No student wants to feel overwhelmed or like school is a constant burden. If your child feels this way, it’s...

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