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Parent-Teacher Conference Tips

Parent-teacher conferences are quickly approaching, and you may be experiencing both excitement and—let’s be honest—a little bit of fear. Conferences often invoke fear and anxiety in kids. They think their parents and their teachers together at the same table can only equal trouble for them. The funny thing is, conferences often can invoke those same feelings in us adults.

At-Home Preschool

Let me encourage you with this simple truth: As a mom or dad, you already have been unofficially teaching preschool within the home.

Beat the Back-to-School Worries

While heading back to school can seem super exciting to us parents (hello, sanity!), the start of school often can bring a lot of anxiety, worry and stress for children—no matter their age.

Back to School: Expectations vs. Reality

Three weeks before the first day of school, you walk into the local super center with your brood in tow. Your children walk hand in hand from the parking lot to the store’s entry, giggling as they aid you in finding your school’s supply list.

Back to School Health Tips

Change is hard for many children, especially changing from a relaxed, slow-paced summer break back to structured classes with homework. While change is inevitable, parents have some strategies we can use to make the transition a little easier.

15 Genius Tips for Back-to-School Time

Discover some of the best tips, clever tricks and genius hacks for heading back to school.

Day Care vs. Preschool

If you have a 3- to 4-year-old, deciding to enroll her in a day care or preschool can be a difficult choice to make.

Numbers, and Shapes and Signs—Oh My!

If you have a child in school, you likely have encountered fights and moments of frustration over homework, specifically math homework.

10 Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Reading Skills

Becoming a reader is one of the most exciting learning adventures your child ever will experience. Many children need little more than exposure to books and they’re off on their own. But others need guided support as they struggle with sounds, fluency and reading unfamiliar words.

Five Strategies to Improve Your Child’s Memory Skills

How can we help our kids remember not only directions at home, but also what they are taught in school? Start by putting some of these simple strategies into place to encourage good memory skills, no matter what is asked of your children!
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