Blog Posts

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...

Read this Tip
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,...

Read this Tip
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...

Read this Tip
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....

Read this Tip
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...

Read this Tip
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...

Read this Blog
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...

Read this Tip
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"...

Read this Tip
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...

Read this Tip
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...

Read this Tip
November 20, 2017

“Park” extraneous thoughts

Students need a way to keep track of the random thoughts that pop into their heads at random times. (Some...

Read this Tip
November 13, 2017

Choice is empowering

Choice is empowering. When a student makes the decision about how he’s going to approach a certain task or assignment,...

Read this Tip