Time management. Organization. Studying. Planning ahead. Do these ideas give your child a sense of excitement? Or fear of the unknown? If your child seems uninterested or even afraid of these ideas, it may be more than just a feeling of being overwhelmed and a dislike for school. They may have executive functioning deficits.  

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Now that school has been in session, kids are feeling all types of stressed. Whether it’s preparing for college exams, book reports, or other homework, students are spending hours studying and trying to perfect their academic work. Perfectionism among students is on the rise, especially in this area. So, as parents, how do we help

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Back To School and Back To Stress?

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 by

Summer is officially over and kids are back in school. In some households, back to school also means back to stress. So, how can parents make the transition into the school year more successful and less stressful? This week, I was able to interview with WTOP radio about starting off a successful school year without the stress.

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On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a segment on WTOP radio about finishing summer work! Completing those school-issued summer assignments should be a big priority, and here’s why. Listen to the clip or read below for all the tips.   With only a few weeks left in the summer, how much of a priority should summer work

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The alarm clock rings at a shocking 5:45 a.m. You’ve just spent the last three months hopefully sleeping in. What kind of joke is this? What could possibly be going on? Suddenly, you pop up into the air. Oh no! It’s the first day of school for your kids, and you haven’t prepared anything! Backpacks

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Although summer is the perfect time to practice writing skills, many families have a difficult time balancing schoolwork and fun without becoming the “homework police”. To avoid this role and arguments with your child, encourage them to practice writing in creative ways! Practice writing names and numbers For younger children, have them practice writing their names and

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It’s not uncommon for kids to lose steam in the 4th quarter. The problem is that 4th quarter grades count just as much as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ones do. So, how can you keep your child focused to ensure he or she finishes the year strong? Here are a few study skills to

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The 4th quarter is often a difficult time of year for students to maintain focus and motivation at school. Here are 10 easy ways to help your kids avoid the 4th quarter slump and finish out the school year strong: Designated Homework Time: If following through with homework is becoming problematic, consider “Designated Homework Time,”

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Students who are affected by ADHD often have a hard time with math because their memory is not very strong and blocking out external stimuli is a struggle. Memory, which is where information is stored for later use, is one of many executive functions. Executive functions refer to skills such as reasoning, task switching, and

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Studying for math and science can be a stumbling block for some elementary students.  Trying to keep numbers, diagrams, and science terms straight in your head sometimes overwhelms study sessions and students (and parents!) might shut down. Helping your child study effectively for math and science is a vitally important skill and worth developing early

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