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The Benefits of Interest-Based Learning

Often times you will hear from children “School is boring,” or “I hate school” or “Why do the teachers just keep teaching us the same thing over and over?”  The benefits of interest-based learning is that the teachers have the ability to combine an interest of the

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Getting Back into the Swing of Things

The New Year 2014 has kicked off and it’s time to get back into the swing of things.  The kids bounded out the door today, after a two week hiatus and finally everyone is back on a set routine.  You take a sip of your coffee and

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Defiant Behavior in School, What is a Parent to do?

Do you routinely get calls from the principal saying that your child is not cooperating in school?  Are they refusing to do their school work?  Do they routinely misbehave and bother others?  Do they have trouble focusing and can’t sit still?  Do they argue with the teachers?

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Ways to Help Your Teenager Build Self-Confidence

The awkward teenage years (13 to 19) can be very stressful for kids.  They cope with many issues such as hormonal changes, low self-esteem and body image, puberty, peer pressure, stress, depression, and higher academic expectations.  Often time’s teens will feel like the whole world is against

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How to Encourage Good Study Habits

Teaching a child how to study for a test or quiz requires more preparation than kids are often taught in school.  It can be helpful at home to create a nightly routine to help your child learn good study habits.  Here are some tips to help your

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Children Benefit from Grandparent’s Involvement in their Lives

With the holidays approaching, now is a great time for grandparents to connect with their grandchildren.  Children of all ages benefit from their grandparent’s involvement in their lives.  Studies have shown grandparents are important in the transmission of values, ideals, and beliefs to grandchildren.  Grandparents also influence

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Is Your Child Overscheduled? Do they have School Burnout?

Children today are often overbooked with school, music lessons, after-school activities, sports practices, homework and playdates.  This can result in overscheduling and burnout.  It can be a complicated balancing act and sometimes it is logistically impossible to fit everything in.  Overscheduled children can become stressed, less focused

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It’s Nearly the End of the First Quarter 2013 ~ How is Your Child Doing?

Only three weeks until the end of the First Quarter 2013 school year.  It is time to assess how your child is doing in school!  Do they need extra help in any classes?  Do they seem motivated to go to school?  Do they seem happy?  Early intervention

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Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

In today’s world we are surrounded by technology that gives us quick and easy access to information, email, shopping, games, videos, banking, pictures, books, and more.  Our children are becoming more and more accustomed to instant gratification with the click of their fingers.  Many parents are working

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Foods that Feed the Brain and Improve Behavior

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recognized there is a link between diet and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other neurodevelopment conditions.  In the November 2012 issue of their journal, Pediatrics, entitled Improving Health Care for Children and Youth with Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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