Blog Posts

February 5, 2018

Play to Win

It's not easy to make it to the Super Bowl. It takes a lot of preparation, practice and hard work...

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February 5, 2018

Freakonomics Guide to Completing Assignments on Time

Freakonomics, the book and podcast series with Stephen Dubner, focuses on the hidden side of everyday life. In this blog...

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January 29, 2018

Two questions about mistakes

Mistakes open pathways to learning. To help your child acknowledge mistakes as an opportunity to learn and do better rather...

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January 22, 2018

Start together

If getting started on homework is a consistent challenge for your child, try this two-step solution: Start the work with him.    Then,...

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January 15, 2018

Words matter

Words matter. What a student hears from a parent or a teacher impacts their sense of self, for good or...

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January 8, 2018

Start small, start now

Getting started is easier said than done for many students. Sometimes a solution is as simple as shifting one's mindset....

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January 1, 2018

Sticky New Year’s Resolutions

Let's resolve to make our New Year's Resolutions stick! When setting goals (resolutions!) keep them as specific, attainable and time-bound...

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December 30, 2017

How executive function skills can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions

According to U.S. News, 80 percent of New Year’s Resolutions fail by February. Clinical psychologist Joseph Luciani suggests that the reason...

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December 25, 2017

Get a head start on the new year

It's hard to get back into the swing of things after a long, relaxing break, so give your child a...

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December 18, 2017

Be flexible and “roll” with unexpected change

This holiday season something is bound to happen that will require you to change your plan. Being flexible and "rolling"...

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December 4, 2017

Know teacher expectations

Know teacher expectations. It’s a terrible feeling getting a paper back from the teacher with a less-than-desirable grade and thinking...

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November 27, 2017

Keeping long-term assignments in focus

Most students focus on the homework that is due the next day to the detriment of the bigger assignments due...

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