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How to Set Limits on After-School Activities

   School-age children are faced with many choices for extracurricular activities, and finding the right balance between school and after-school activities can be a challenge. …

5 Tips to Help Students Write Better Papers

In this era of text messaging and Facebook, many kids don’t spend a lot of time honing their formal writing skills. This can be a …

How To Help Your Middle School Aged Child Stay On Top of Homework

Middle school is a challenging time for young children. Instead of one teacher, they have many. The academic expectations change. Hormones become part of the …

How to Help Your Child Overcome Trauma at School

Schools are supposed to be safe places to send children, but unfortunately disasters and violence don’t care. From natural disasters like earthquakes, flooding, and tornadoes, …

How to Nurture Brain Development In Young Children

Despite all of our modern technology, reading still is the key to learning. And while children and adults can learn through experimenting, to get an …

5 Great Reasons to Read to Your Kids

In a recent survey, one in three parents said that they read bedtime stories with their children every night. However, over half the parents said …

4 Quick, Easy, and Healthy Brown Bag Lunches Kids Will Eat

Let’s face it, even adults tire quickly of the standard brown bag lunch. There are only so many times you can eat a ham sandwich …

4 Ways to Help Your Teen Prepare for College

Preparing your teen for college actually starts long before their senior year of high school. Throughout their re-college career, they’re learning how to balance academics …

5 Tips to Help Your Child Get Back On Track After Missing School

Whether your child has been sick or injured, there’s been a family emergency, or an extended vacation–if they’ve missed time away from school–it can be …

How to Get Along with Your Child’s Teacher

Teachers are given enumerable tasks with tight deadlines. Common core, standardized testing, and disciplinary issues take away from the joy of teaching.  Most often, parents …

4 Homework Rules for Parents with ADHD Children

Homework time is rarely fun in most households. Parents of children with ADHD have extra challenges to manage. If a child is over-stimulated or stressed, …

Summer Fun and Learning Can Co-Exist

Learning never stops during the course of our lifetime; so it’s important to motivate kids to learn as much as they can, even during summer …

Language development in children

How Language Development Helps or Hurts ADHD Kids After The Third Grade

Having ADHD does not itself cause a delay in language development.  However, children diagnosed with ADHD have about at 50% chance of having one or …

Fun Summer Ideas for Kids: Reading

As kids look forward to the last day of school, teachers remind their students to read at least 25 books over the summer. While this …

4 Tips for Your Child’s Academic Success

Academic success is important in a child’s life as it will help to shape their future. There are many things you can do to help …

School Issues: How to Keep Your Teen Motivated

Sixteen years seems like a long time to spend in school. Teens often lose their motivation to keep trying and excelling. As a parent, you …