Blog Posts

March 18, 2019

Avoid the Long-Term Assignment Abysss

Amidst the daily blitz of nightly homework and other commitments and responsibilities, it’s easy to lose sight of longer-term assignments....

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March 11, 2019

Listen for Code Words

Listen closely for the code words your child is using. Identifying the underlying meaning will help you figure out how...

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March 4, 2019

Read Your Writing Backwards… And Other Editing Tips

Did you catch the mistake in the first word of last week’s Tip? Kudos if you did —  we did...

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February 25, 2019

Pack Your School Bag the Night Before!

The typical chaos of the morning makes it really difficult for students to focus on anything more than just getting...

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February 18, 2019

Following the Right Path and Giving Your Best Effort

In honor of President’s Day: “If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll...

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February 11, 2019

Process or Product?

To empower your child to become an independent learner, train her focus on the process rather than the end product....

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February 4, 2019

“Waiting for Perfect Means Not Starting.”

A perfectionist considers anything less than perfect to be a failure (and failure is not an option!). Make a mistake?...

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January 28, 2019

Even Teens See Screen Time as a Growing Concern

A recent Pew Research Study revealed that 60% of teens believe that spending too much time online is a “major”...

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January 21, 2019

Change Does Not Happen in a Vacuum

Change of habits (and culture) does not happen in a vacuum; change requires consistent attention and effort. In a world...

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January 14, 2019

Small Steps Are Still Steps

It’s not realistic (or fair) to expect your child to make wholesale changes overnight. Play the long game and remember...

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January 7, 2019

Maintain Focus and “Work the Problem”

“Work the problem, people.” - Gene Krantz, NASA Flight Director, Appolo 13 When it seems like everything has gone awry,...

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December 31, 2018

Happy New Year!

After a long, fun break it's hard to get back into school mode. Here are two activities to help with...

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