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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 experienting, to get an education that prepares one for life, reading is essential. Because of this, parents may think that they need the latest electronic gadgets to help their children acquire basic reading skills […]

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5 Great Reasons to Read to Your Kids

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 that their kids spend more time with video games and television than with books, and an alarming percentage of families do not have any books in their home at all. […]

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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 with social life along with making decisions for themselves and making good choices. This all lays the foundation for choosing a school to attend and working hard to get accepted. […]

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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 and students encounter fully committed educators who teach out of their desire to impact the future.  Then, there are those discouraging times when parents have a negative experience. What are […]

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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, homework becomes nearly impossible to complete. ADHD children have difficulty organizing themselves and their surroundings, and they have trouble concentrating for long periods of time. The following rules and tips […]

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Summer Fun

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 recess. Summer fun and learning can co-exist. Here are some examples of how. Word games, such as Scrabble, come in small sizes, which are suitable for beach and road trips. […]

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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 more learning disabilities including delays in expressive or receptive language.  They also may have difficulty with reading, writing or written language.  I feel it is important that children suspected of […]

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