At this time of year, when the homework starts piling up, and motivation is at a low coming off of winter break, it’s pretty common to start questioning what the point of it all is: Should kids have this much homework? Why is homework important even? In fact it’s one of the most common questions
- Published in Homework
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
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
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
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
- Published in Homework
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
It’s become a predictable yearly debate that rolls around every June: Should my kids really be getting summer homework? And if they do have it assigned, what’s the best way to tackle it so that they can actually learn something over the summer (rather than just being stuck with busywork)? Here’s the thing: At some
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
When your kid gets a “A” in class, it’s not that special anymore. In fact it’s A LOT more common than it used to be. And that’s not because they are better students–it’s because the teachers are less discerning. WTOP’s Shawn and Hillary spoke with Ann Dolin, President of Educational Connections Tutoring, about the problem
- If you’re like most parents in our area, the on...
- There’s an undercurrent that runs through most ...
- At this time of year, when the homework starts ...
- When our children start to struggle in school, ...
- When most of us sit down to read through our so...