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November 7, 2023

Lean into resilience

In a recent blog post, best-selling author Seth Godin wrote of expectations:       When we raise our expectations for a student,...

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October 31, 2023

5 minutes? 2 hours? You have no idea!

“It’s only going to take me 5 minutes.” And 30 minutes later, frustration sets in because it’s taking longer than...

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October 24, 2023

Executive function “parking” tips

Whether it’s the call of their smartphone, Tik Tok, video games, or even the presence of siblings, it’s hard for...

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October 17, 2023

There are lots of ways to make par

On a golf scorecard, the score does not reflect style and how the golfer achieved their score; the score reflects...

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October 10, 2023

Be a goldfish

Setbacks are part of the learning process. Remind your child that one small setback shouldn't derail the whole day, week,...

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October 3, 2023

The intersection of ADHD and executive function

October is ADHD Awareness Month. ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, often coincides with challenges in executive function. Executive function...

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September 26, 2023

Peer to Peer

A peer partner can be a productive way for students to keep each other motivated and on task. School is...

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September 19, 2023

Curb the late nights

For many students, homework is the biggest impediment to getting to sleep at a reasonable hour. Whether it’s procrastination, poor...

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September 12, 2023

Choose it and use it

Color coded folders. 1-inch binders for each class. A 3-inch binder with dividers. A separate homework folder. Accordion folders. A...

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September 5, 2023

Set homework expectations early

Set homework expectations early before your child gets into a routine that will be hard to shift. It’s far easier...

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August 29, 2023

The strategy that made all the difference

This summer we reconnected with a parent who had attended one of our free parent workshops in 2019. There, she...

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August 22, 2023

Hope is not a strategy

Hope springs eternal this time of year. Students are returning to school with new school supplies, a clean slate, and...

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