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March 7, 2016

Your child is NOT lazy

Your child is NOT lazy. Sure, you may feel like you’re seeing the signs: he rushes through his homework, he...

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February 29, 2016

The power of choice

Empowered students, students with choice, feel engaged in their schoolwork and motivated to grow. Few people enjoy being told what...

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February 22, 2016

Easily distracted? Work in short bursts.

When your child is feeling distractible, bored, tired, or even just annoyed with an assignment, working in short bursts can...

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February 15, 2016

Set a specific day/time for organization

A clean backpack and orderly binder makes every assignment easier to find, complete, and turn in on time. In the...

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February 8, 2016

Provide explicit direction for multi-step tasks

Many students who struggle with executive function require explicit direction to complete a multi-step task efficiently and effectively. For example,...

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February 1, 2016

When homework is *truly* complete

If your child gets his homework done, he should get credit for it! The key is in knowing where to...

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January 25, 2016

Parents: Trust your instincts

Trust your instincts. If you see your child beginning to falter in school, don’t hesitate. Most students don’t know how...

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January 18, 2016

Homework doesn’t have to be a struggle every night!

Homework doesn’t have to be a struggle every night! There are many reasons why students struggle to get homework done....

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January 11, 2016

Regain control over overwhelming assignments

Big assignments and projects can be daunting, especially if the student feels he’s got to do it all at once...

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January 4, 2016

Acronyms aid memorization

Use acronyms to help remember important terms and processes. When your child has a group of terms or steps to...

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December 28, 2015

Turn New Year’s resolutions into “SMART” goals

Creating New Year’s Resolutions provides an excellent (and less-obvious-to-your-child) opportunity to map out a few goals for the second half...

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December 21, 2015

Color code notes to organize ideas and information

A great way for students to organize class notes or annotations is by writing different types of notes in different...

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