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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....

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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July 22, 2013

Fun games to practice execution function skills

Rainy summer day? Great! Round up the kids and the board games and make it a game day! There are...

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July 17, 2013

Learning From Mistakes

Children constantly compare themselves to their peers and siblings. No matter how much teachers may discourage the “Whadyagets” and parents...

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