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New Year’s Eve Vision Board Party

A few years ago I decided to change how I spent New Year’s Eve. Rather than going out, I decided to bring my focus in on my children, on my family, and on myself. So began a new tradition in our home: The Vision Board. Each of

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Tips to Prepare for Your Child’s Graduation

Graduation had me sobbing over otters.  Kindergartners dressed as otters singing goodbye to kindergarten and hello to big kid school. Fast-forward to high school and I’m digging through my purse for a receipt or anything mop up the tears as I look at my strong, confident son, but

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How to Deal with a Difficult High School Teacher

A difficult high school teacher may be a challenge and learning opportunity you and your teen will face together.  In high school, especially a large public high school, your teen may not be permitted to switch out of a class that has a difficult teacher so adaptation becomes their

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15 Classic Games that Promote Learning

Brock’s Academy was founded on the belief that every child has the capacity to love learning.  The challenge is to fit learning to the child’s personal style and interests.  Games are a great way to do this and there are hundreds of very fine games sold as

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Let’s Get Creative!

Autumn is here and for many of us that means the rain has arrived as well. With the rain outside, children spend more of their time indoors, mostly playing video games. But the television doesn’t have to take over! This is an excellent opportunity to do something

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The Good and The Bad of Video Games

So your child has finished their homework, organized their notes and studied for their upcoming test next week. If you’re child is like 91% of other children in the US, you probably know what they’ll do next. Play video games!  While there has been a lot of

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Tips to Help with Back to School Anxiety

Starting the new school year can be very exciting for some kids!  They look forward to a fresh start with a new class, new teacher and new friends.  But, for some kids, the idea of change can be extremely intimidating and cause anxiety. Common worries in children

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What Does your Teenager Need from You?

The teenage stage is an awkward time for kids.  They begin to separate from their parents and assert themselves.  People expect more from them.  They want to be grown-up, but developmentally they are still immature.  They aren’t sure who they are yet and are still learning self-regulation. 

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Parenting our Tech Savvy Children.

Its summertime…… the sun is shining, the air is warm, the birds are chirping and you ask your children, who are busy playing  Minecraft on the Xbox, “Do you kids want to go to the pool today?” and their answer is, “No we don’t want to go,

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Brock’s Academy Wishes You a Happy 4th of July 2014!

This holiday let your children know about what the 4th of July represents.  Explain to them that America celebrates its birthday on the 4th of July to signify its independence from Britain. “As children get older, they can begin to understand what independence means,” says Mary Eames,

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