Blog Posts

September 23, 2013

Checklists are your friends!

Checklists are your friends! Help your child create checklists for what he has to do before he leaves for school...

Read this Tip
September 16, 2013

Parents: be involved as best you can

Want to be more involved in your child’s school life but can’t commit to being in his classroom to help...

Read this Tip
September 13, 2013

Group Dynamics

Now that the school year is underway, your child is most likely settling back into the routine of his classes....

Read this Blog
September 9, 2013

Use teachers’ web pages to your advantage!

Do your child’s teachers have web pages? If so, make checking them a regular part of both your routine and...

Read this Tip
September 4, 2013

A Blank Slate

The start of the school year is a true tabula rasa (blank slate). No matter what has happened in previous school years,...

Read this Blog
September 2, 2013

Open lines of communication with your child

Use the car ride from home to school and back (or to and from Engaging Minds) to catch up with...

Read this Tip
August 26, 2013

Have a place for everything and everything in its place

Start the new school year with sound organizational habits. Have a place for everything and everything in its place. When...

Read this Tip
August 19, 2013

Make a plan to finish up summer reading

The summer is coming to a close and many students have summer reading and writing to finish up. As we...

Read this Tip
August 12, 2013

Thoughtfully plan your school supplies list

Figuring out with your child the school supplies he will need for the upcoming school year is a great opportunity...

Read this Tip
August 5, 2013

Make a “preview” visit to your new school

If your child is going to be starting at a new school, make a preview visit to the school in...

Read this Tip
July 30, 2013

Optimism Often Leads to Success

You might not want to mention this fact to your kids, but summer is essentially over. On the one hand,...

Read this Blog
July 29, 2013

The “mental math” game

If you’re traveling with the kids this summer, here’s a fun activity for the car or airplane that will help...

Read this Tip