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The ABCs of Completing the School Year

The school year is coming to a close and summer fun is about to begin! Grab your planner and start brainstorming for a successful end to the school year and summer kick off.

Handwriting’s on the Wall: signs of problem

According to Nemours Foundation, “Writing is one of the most complex tasks that humans engage in, involving both motor and critical-thinking skills.” Miss a few bricks, and the foundation for learning is compromised.

Math Matters

Many kids struggle with math and offer excuses for why they aren’t doing well. However, not all kids have difficulties. Parent involvement and encouragement can go a long way to helping those who struggle become more confident in their abilities.

Picking a Preschool

It’s the question that causes as many sleepless nights as a newborn’s feeding schedule: When is the right time to send our “baby” off to preschool?

Dealing with an Underachiever

While some students walk the rose-strewn path of high-achievement, others—of all abilities—fail to see why they should put forth that kind of effort. They question themselves: What’s in it for me? When will I ever use this? Why do I need to know that?

What Your Child’s Grade Card Really Says

When you get your child’s report card, you may wonder whatever happened to traditional ABC grades. Learn how to understand new grading systems.

Fire Up a Reluctant Reader

Children who read for pleasure acquire stronger vocabulary and writing skills and a better understanding of human nature and different cultures. Motivate your child to read by appealing to his personality and interests.

Secrets to School Success

Today’s academic world is competitive, but any student with the right habits can run the race well. With involved parents as positive mentors, children of all intelligences and abilities can be successful scholars.

How to Be the New Kid at School

Moving to a new house can be exciting, but for a child who has to change schools, that excitement can turn into nervousness. Taking a few steps before and after the move can help ease the jitters of being the “new kid.”

eReaders and Education

With today’s youth among the primary consumers of new technology, eReaders are quickly making their way into homes and classrooms, and the debate rises: What, exactly, are the pros and cons of digital books?
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