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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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January 20, 2014

Use a family calendar to model planning and time management

Post a family calendar in a well-trafficked location in your home and model for your child how to use it...

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January 13, 2014

Reward effort, not just achievement

Reward effort, not just achievement. If you have seen your child put her all into a given assignment, praise her...

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January 6, 2014

Learning how to self-advocate

The ability to self-advocate is an important skill for students of all ages. Help your child identify those times when...

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December 30, 2013

Be SMART with new year’s resolutions!

Let’s resolve to make this year’s New Year’s resolutions stick. A great way to ensure we give ourselves a chance...

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December 23, 2013

Winter break: explore, create, imagine, and enjoy!

Winter vacation provides an ideal opportunity for your child to devote some time to interests she doesn’t otherwise have time...

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December 16, 2013

Set short, attainable goals

Students who struggle with executive function often have difficulty initiating tasks, whether it’s doing homework, tackling chores, or getting ready...

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