Blog Posts

March 30, 2015


If your child doesn’t understand class material, encourage him to take responsibility for his own success and self-advocate. Self-advocacy means...

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March 25, 2015

Coping during test week: What testing feels like and how to help

Every year, when testing season arrives, students’ nerves reach an all-time high. For many reasons, standardized testing is scary, physically...

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March 23, 2015

Margin notes aid comprehension

Help your child determine what to take notes on with this simple tip: Read one paragraph at a time, then...

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March 23, 2015

The “busy-ness” trap and how to create balance

In recent years, a strange phenomenon has emerged that affects everyone, from kindergarteners to CEOs. Children today are busier than...

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March 16, 2015

Create a “locker list”

Develop a “locker checklist” with your child to help her remember what to bring home from school each day. Include...

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March 12, 2015

Procrastination: why we do it and how to manage it today

It is the eleventh hour and your daughter is still pouring over her History textbook. On the day before her...

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March 9, 2015

Use web-based programs to store documents and files

Use an auto-saving, web-based program, like Google Drive, to ensure the safety and accessibility of your child’s academic documents. When...

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March 6, 2015

The many functions of graphic organizers

Your children have undoubtedly used graphic organizers to brainstorm and organize ideas for writing assignments. However, graphic organizers are useful...

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March 2, 2015

A place for everything and everything in its place

If your child struggles to keep her backpack and binders neat and organized, set a designated time each week for...

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February 24, 2015

Addressing screen-time concerns

Screen Time: The effects of technology use on children and their capacities to learn   In today's world, technology is...

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February 23, 2015

“If he could, he would.”

If you find yourself thinking "My child is [x] years old, he should be able to do that by now,"...

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February 16, 2015

Active study strategy: predict what’s on the exam

Active study strategies, like previewing or predicting what will be on a test, is a great way to boost confidence...

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