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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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May 23, 2016

Comorbidity: Understand the *whole* child

The term “comorbidity” refers to the simultaneous presence of two “conditions” in a person. For students, this could mean that...

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May 16, 2016

Getting “unstuck”

When your child gets stuck, the quickest and easiest way to help her get “unstuck” is to dig into the...

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May 9, 2016

Let your child make mistakes

“Your best teacher is your last mistake.” Unknown As parents, teachers and tutors, one of the hardest things we have...

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May 2, 2016

Reduce test-taking anxiety

Assessments can be nerve-wracking for students, especially cumulative exams like midterms or finals. The best way to reduce test-taking anxiety...

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April 25, 2016

Adjust your perspective

“When life gets blurry, adjust your focus.” (Anonymous) When students feel overwhelmed, it’s often because they’re lost in the “weeds”...

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April 18, 2016

Plan for the end of the school year

Between now and summer, there are many activities, athletics, and school responsibilities that will be competing for your child’s attention...

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April 11, 2016

Problem-solving via self-advocacy

Giving up on an assignment is rarely the best option. One of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon your...

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