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Enjoy Your Family this Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day celebrates the contributions and achievements of American workers, and for families, marks the last weekend of the summer or an early long weekend in the new school year.  The long weekend away from your paid labor gives you time to relax and enjoy your family. Unfortunately, modern society

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Ten Tips to Help You Manage Your Teen’s Phone

As summer comes to an end, so possibly do freedoms that will not fit into the more structured school year.  A social life-line as much as a technology device, your child or teen’s summer phone habits may need to be replaced with a more structured school year

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Tips to Manage Your Child’s Summer Screen Time

Summer is not what it used to be. The days of children playing outside from sun up until sun down, day in and day out, are just not a reality for most families anymore. People are busier….there are more opportunities such as organized sports and camps for

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Tips to Help Your Child Transition from Elementary to Middle School

Transitioning from elementary school to a junior high or middle school creates stress on children and parents alike.  Take time this summer to help prepare both you and your child for this milestone. Tips to Help Your Child Transition Successfully from Elementary to Middle School Explore the

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Why You Need Different Academic Expectations for Different Siblings

Have you ever wondered why school seems to come easily to one of your children while the other has to really “work at it?” What you are likely seeing is not a difference in your children’s academic abilities, but simply how much better one child’s learning style

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Use Unstructured Summer Time To Build Executive Functioning Skills

Letting your children spend more time on less structured activities this summer just might help them build a brighter future. A study by the University of Colorado Boulder found that children who spend more time in unstructured activities, such as reading, free-play alone or with friends, and

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Three Easy Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide

Summer slide or summer learning loss occurs when students don’t stay academically active over the summer.  On average, students lose two months of grade level equivalency over the summer. A student struggling with reading risks losing the hard earned progress they achieved during the school year to

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Warning, Parents! Trust Your Gut When it Comes to Your Child’s Education

The end of the school year is a time for reflection and really thinking through whether your child’s learning needs and full potential are getting met in their current educational setting. We were recently forwarded an article from a past client about a young student and his

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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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Is Alternative Education Right for Your Child?

If you did not fit into the traditional public or private school setting growing up, you were likely forced to adapt your learning style, learning preferences and interests to fit the educational system.  Alternative education was probably not considered.  In fact, you may have thought it was

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