When most of us sit down to read through our son or daughter’s report card at the end of the quarter, we generally use it to get an idea of how well they’re doing. They come home with an “A” and we think: “Wow, they must really be getting this stuff.” The come home with

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Most school nights play out as if they were cribbed right out of a family sitcom script. Mom: “Hi Nick, did you get your math homework done after you got home from school like you said you would?” Nick: *Looking up from his Xbox controller* “Oh it’s not that much, so it’ll only take me

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For the last few years, I’ve had the privilege of serving on the Washington DC board of the International Dyslexia Association. One of my fellow board members, Sonya Atkinson, gave a fantastic presentation called “A Guide to Creating Your Digital Backpack.” In it she shared a wealth of information about using technology to become more

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Given that there are so many “non-public” schools in our area, you might be wondering: What is an independent school? And how is it different than traditional private school? We’ll break this down explore the differences between independent and other private schools in this post. Understanding The Terms: Private vs. Independent To start, let’s examine

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The question “why is math so hard?” is one we come across so often with the parents and students we work with, it’s become almost a given. We hear things like: “My son just doesn’t seem to ‘take’ to math. He’s just like his mom.” “Why is it that even when my daughter really ‘buckles

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Because you’re here, reading this post, we already know you’re committed to helping your child improve their attitude towards school, habits surrounding homework and studying, and academic performance. Chances are you’ve also picked up some ideas along the way on how you might help them to get organized, overcome procrastination, or study smarter. But herein

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Sometimes stress can manifest itself in unexpected ways. Have you ever had a flash of anger come over you as someone cuts you off in traffic… only to realize that you just weren’t paying attention as they changed lanes because you were busy thinking about a fire you were going to have to put out

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When you read through this list of concepts: Pythagorean Theorem Order of Operations Multivariable Algebraic Equations Distributive Property Factoring How does it make you feel? Do these words make your heart flutter with excitement? Or do you feel panic and dread? If the answer is the former, consider yourself lucky, because math is probably “your

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If your child has ADHD it goes without saying that you’re committed to helping them become successful, resilient, and overcome their academic challenges. But on average, students with ADHD say that 80% of their interactions at school are negative ones. Whether that’s because of how they feel about themselves, their surroundings, their peers, or just

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One of the toughest parts about seeing your kids through school is deciding to “let go.” To let them take responsibility, make mistakes, and “learn how to learn” under their own control. But what happens when they get stuck, and aren’t able (or willing) to figure it out on their own? Whether that’s on their

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