It’s the start of a new year, and if you’re like many parents across our area, you’re looking for new ways to help your kids develop strong habits at home and school. Last Thursday, I spoke with WTOP on ideas to make a positive change for the new year.   Q: How can parents help

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If math isn’t your child’s best subject, then it’s probably no surprise that he may feel  anxious when it comes to learning how to solve problems. Add testing into the mix, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for frustration, anger, and stress when it comes to his feelings toward school. Oftentimes it feels like kids

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Writing mistakes: To correct or not to correct? That is a question that many parents must face when helping their children with homework, especially writing assignments. Do we help them when they use the wrong “too” form? Or do we let them go to school knowing that their sentence reads, “I like books to”? Some

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Let’s face it, getting our kids to do things they don’t want to do is tiresome. It can end up in a handful of ways: tears, arguments, or yelling. We often just throw our hands up and admit defeat. Although this can happen with just about any academic subject, we see it frequently with reading

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Is Your Child Resistant To Reading?

Friday, 09 December 2016 by

Does your child hate to read? Are you frustrated that they refuse to pick up a book, and instead, would rather play on their phone and scroll through the internet? Are you tired of arguing about reading? If so, you’re not alone. Many parents of young readers come to us throwing the white flag around because

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Top Apps To Focus and Finish

Friday, 09 December 2016 by

As students prepare for exams before winter break, many are having a hard time getting and staying focused when their cell phones are inches away. We know taking away these electronics will cause a battle and result in an argument, but how do we get them to focus on studying and not Snapchat? Today, I

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4 Tricks To Avoid Disorganization

Friday, 09 December 2016 by

Parents call our office everyday looking for help on relieving academic stress. They’re frustrated and stressed beyond belief about their kid’s academic progress, but oftentimes, it’s not just about grades. They just can’t dodge disorganization! Their kids are disorganized, or they procrastinate, or they aren’t as motivated as their parents want them to be. We

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Ahhh! Homework overload! What’s a parent to do? The issue of too much homework is a real one for many families, but there’s no “one size fits all” solution. I often hear questions related to the “too much homework” dilemma when I speak to parents during my workshops at school. Here are some common challenges

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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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Just a few weeks ago, Brandy Young, a second grade teacher in Texas, became one of the most popular teachers in the country when she sent a letter home to parents announcing that there’d be no homework in her class this year. Instead, she said her students should be spending their time playing outside and

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