Blog Posts

May 1, 2017

The tough get going

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." When things get tough (or are more difficult than we originally...

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April 24, 2017


Parents quickly learn with toddlers and gradeschoolers that children want adults to set boundaries and hold them to expectations. When...

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April 17, 2017

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” As we head into the homestretch of the school year, it’s going to feel...

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April 10, 2017

Managing your busy schedule

Soccer (for school and a travel team). Piano lessons. Tap, ballet, and hip-hop dance. Homework. Is your child overscheduled? If...

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April 3, 2017

Intelligence and executive function

If your child is struggling with executive function, it’s important she know that intelligence and executive function skills are only...

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April 1, 2017

Use the rubric and improve your grade!

When a teacher passes out a rubric, many students’ first instinct is to tuck it away in a folder and...

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March 27, 2017

Skills for the 21st century

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” - John Dewey In today’s world,...

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March 21, 2017

Why students lie and what you can do to help curb it

Dishonesty can suggest natural development of social awareness, but being dishonest can damage relationships, impair academic achievement

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March 20, 2017

Make new strategies stick

Many students struggle to apply academic strategies and approaches they learn in school (or with a tutor) at home. To...

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March 13, 2017

Listen carefully and ask the right questions

No student wants to feel overwhelmed or like school is a constant burden. If your child feels this way, it’s...

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March 13, 2017

Executive function lessons from the New England Patriots

A month later, we are all still reeling from Super Bowl LI’s unprecedented outcome. With the game-winning touchdown still fresh...

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March 6, 2017

Eliminate forgetfulness!

“Don’t hold in mind what paper or a device can hold for you.” Write out the steps for solving math...

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