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April 14, 2014

The Post-it note “parking lot” strategy

If your child is impulsive and/or has a million things going on in his mind at once (and has a...

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April 7, 2014

The “two-column” approach to note-taking

Note-taking is often challenging for students who struggle with executive function. One of the best ways for students to overcome...

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March 31, 2014

Be a partner and guide rather than tell

One of the first steps toward helping your child become a more successful student is by being a partner in...

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March 24, 2014

When homework is *truly* finished

When your child tells you he’s done with his homework for the evening, remind him that his homework isn’t truly...

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March 17, 2014

Create new habits through practice

Practice may not always make perfect, but it certainly makes better! The key to success in any skill-building process really...

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March 10, 2014

Creating a study-friendly environment

Research has shown that creating a study-friendly environment free from distractions is the best way to help students focus and...

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March 3, 2014

One size does not fit all

Each of your children is different. They each have different strengths and weaknesses, and it’s likely their interests vary as...

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February 24, 2014

Homework tips for parents

Check out this excellent resource from the U.S. Department of Education: Homework Tips for Parents. It offers a great way...

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February 17, 2014

“Stay-cation” learning can be fun!

Is your family enjoying a "stay-cation" this week? Great! You don't need to travel very far to give your child...

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February 10, 2014

Model the behaviors you want to encourage in your child

Model the behaviors you want to encourage in your child. If your child is tasked with reading for 20 minutes...

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February 3, 2014

Encourage active reading strategies

No matter how engaging the material, everyone "spaces out" sometimes while reading. But if your child is trying to read...

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January 27, 2014

Executive function resources

The Engaging Minds website is good for more than just reading the EMChatTM write-up of your child’s weekly session or...

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