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
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,
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
Every day I speak to parents who are stressed out and confused. If you live in the DC area, you can probably identify with being “stressed out.” But many are also confused at how their smart kids can be so scattered. The parents who call our office looking for help are confounded by the fact
We are proud to announce that our tutor Jan Rowe has been featured in ADDitude magazine! In addition to being a phenomenal one-on-one subject tutor, educational coach, and Wilson reading tutor, Jan heads our tutor training programs and imparts her knowledge and experience to all of our tutors. Jan listens to the child she is
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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.
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
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
Does your child’s computer desktop have random folders and loose documents scattered over the screen? Ever encounter a situation in which your son or daughter is trying to complete homework but cannot find it on his or her chic (and expensive…) iPad or laptop? Although tablets and laptops can ease the flow of hardcopy papers,
Like many people, I get lots of emails, especially newsletters from different organizations. But there’s one newsletter I read religiously because I always find the cutting-edge information reported to be fascinating. It’s called the Attention Research Update and it’s written by David Rabiner, Ph.D., a research professor at Duke University. I was especially interested in
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