Blog Posts

February 4, 2014

Creating a Study-Friendly Environment

Until fairly recently, the prevailing wisdom around “study spaces” was that a student needed a specific space in her home...

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February 3, 2014

Encourage active reading strategies

No matter how engaging the material, everyone "spaces out" sometimes while reading. But if your child is trying to read...

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January 29, 2014

The Adolescent Brain and Learning

There’s been a recent explosion in talk about learning and the brain. In fact, it’s probably enough to make some...

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January 27, 2014

Executive function resources

The Engaging Minds website is good for more than just reading the EMChatTM write-up of your child’s weekly session or...

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January 21, 2014

Your Child is Not Lazy

Your child is not lazy. Sure, the signs may be there: he rushes through his homework (if he does it...

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January 20, 2014

Use a family calendar to model planning and time management

Post a family calendar in a well-trafficked location in your home and model for your child how to use it...

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January 14, 2014

Guest Post: Begin With the End in Mind

If the title of today’s post sounds familiar, you’ve likely read Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In...

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January 13, 2014

Reward effort, not just achievement

Reward effort, not just achievement. If you have seen your child put her all into a given assignment, praise her...

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January 8, 2014

When is the right time to get my child a tutor?

If you are asking yourself this question, chances are the answer is “Right now!” At the very least, it is...

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January 6, 2014

Learning how to self-advocate

The ability to self-advocate is an important skill for students of all ages. Help your child identify those times when...

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December 30, 2013

Be SMART with new year’s resolutions!

Let’s resolve to make this year’s New Year’s resolutions stick. A great way to ensure we give ourselves a chance...

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December 23, 2013

Winter break: explore, create, imagine, and enjoy!

Winter vacation provides an ideal opportunity for your child to devote some time to interests she doesn’t otherwise have time...

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