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Back to School: Strategies & Tips for a Successful School Year

27 Sep, 2019

For many students, back-to-school season comes with the promise of a fresh start and another fun and successful year of learning. They eagerly fill their backpacks with sharpened pencils and new notebooks for each subject. But for students who struggle in school, they may instead be preoccupied with anxiety, stress, and waning self-confidence as another…

Back-to-School Tips: Imagine Better Mornings

16 Aug, 2019

Perhaps your kids just spent the summer at camp. Or they spent long hours in the pool or at the beach. Maybe lazy days were spent reconnecting with friends and family. Regardless, the back-to-school transition may be a big change for your family. Why not take this opportunity to establish new habits that contribute to…

Tips for Parents: Give Your Early Learner a Head Start

25 Jul, 2019

A generation ago, kindergarten days were only filled with activities like finger painting, “Hide-and-Go-Seek,” making friends, and learning to be peaceful at nap time.   And, while reading and spelling may have been introduced in first grade, there was nothing like today’s pressure for students to be performing according to grade-level standards. Sure, there is…

How to Encourage Your Reluctant Reader

11 Jul, 2019

While you’d like your son or daughter to disappear into the land of Narnia or be swept up in a Harry Potter spell while reading, reality may reveal the opposite. In fact, your child might even say, “I hate reading,” and when finally sitting down with a book, emits forlorn cries of “Am I done…

Tips for Parents: When the Teacher Recommends Reading Help

21 Jun, 2019

Research shows that students who read over the summer break gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide backward, losing up to two months of what they learned during the school year.  This is why teachers always encourage students to read as much as possible over summer break. But if your last parent-teacher…

Tips for Preventing the Summer Slide

24 May, 2019

  Months away from school can lead to measurable learning loss in skills like reading. Teachers know all about “the summer slide”— students come back to school out of practice, maybe forgetting some of what they learned. For this reason, your child’s teacher may have encouraged families to make reading a summer priority.  We’ve gathered…

Imagine a Better Writer

23 May, 2019

Book reports, essays, and even short responses, can cause frustration, panic, and sometimes, even tears for many school age students. And it’s no wonder. Writing is a complex task that requires a lot: good thinking skills, organization, spelling, grammar and punctuation, as well as ease with a pencil or keyboard.   Writing can be particularly…

Tips for Parents | Helping Your Child with Homework

28 Mar, 2019

Kids with learning or attention issues can have a tough time with homework, no matter how hard they try. As a parent, you know the importance of completing homework and developing strong study skills, but it can be hard to know how to be supportive without doing too much. Students should get the learning benefit…

Planning Ahead: Prepare Your Child for a Successful Year

21 Mar, 2019

For many students, a new school year comes with the promise of a fresh start. They eagerly fill their backpacks with sharpened pencils and notebooks for each subject. But for students who struggle in school, their bags quickly get weighed down with anxiety, stress and waning self-confidence as the long year looms on the horizon….

Tips for Preventing the Summer Slide

6 Dec, 2018

Months away from school can lead to measurable learning loss in skills like reading. Teachers know all about “the summer slide”— students come back to school out of practise, maybe forgetting some of what they learned. For this reason, your child’s teacher may have encouraged families to make reading a summer priority.  We’ve gathered a…

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