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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I remember in elementary school memorizing my math times tables… what stands out most to be is the “mad minute.” It was a short quiz of 20 multiplication problems and we were given one minute to complete them… and it could probably be defined as the most stressful 60 seconds of my young life! Now,

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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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Ask almost anyone: “What do kids need to do to do well in school and get good grades?” And you’ll get pretty much the same set of answers every single time: Go to class Pay attention and take notes Do all of the homework assigned Study every night and prepare for upcoming quizzes and tests

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There’s that famous quote that holds true in almost every area in life: “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” For our purposes though, let’s amend it slightly: Eighty percent of school success is showing up AND staying organized. I’ve worked with tremendously gifted students for whom learning came easy, but their performance in school

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Every summer has a rhythm to it… In June, the whole family is excited! Your kids are “free at last,” and you’ve finally earned yourself a well-deserved break from the before and after school routine. Then July rolls around. Prime vacation time. It’s the middle of summer and everyone is ready to get away… whether

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[Writing practice] + [Summertime] = [Fun for your kids] I wasn’t a math major, but I know enough to tell you that in the majority of households, that equation DOESN’T hold true. It’s hard enough to get them to sit down and write during the school year… How in the world is this going to

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The first step to finding the best private school match for your child is to understand the timing of the process. Although the timeline varies a bit from school to school, the following schedule is a good overview of what to expect and when to expect it.   Summer Begin to compile a list of

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