Tips For Helping Your Child With Homework

Tips For Helping Your Child With Homework

Your school-age child could be spending five to 12 hours – even more – on homework each week. So, here’s how to use that time to improve their skills mastery, performance and even wellbeing. Parental involvement Parental styles of involvement in their children’s...

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Evaluating Homework

Evaluating Homework

At this point in the school year, you are probably well into a homework routine with your child. That makes this the perfect time to evaluate that time, its challenges and successes, and whether or not a change is needed. Is Homework Effective? There are a number of...

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5 Study Habits to Avoid

5 Study Habits to Avoid

Study Habits Matter Preparing for an assessment can mean added stress for parent and child. It can include arguments, tears, and frustration about what to review or where to find information. For some it’s often a lengthy and dreaded process in which the end result...

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Childhood Depression and Anxiety

Childhood Depression and Anxiety

What Does Childhood Depression Look Like? Feelings of isolation and despair are not limited to those who display them openly. We often look at people who are alone or have trouble making friends and assume unhappiness. In the same way, those who appear social, excel...

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Stress-Free Reading for the Summer

Stress-Free Reading for the Summer

Stress-Free Reading for Struggling Learners How can we encourage stress-free reading? Parents of frustrated learners often share with us that their children dislike reading and avoid doing so when not required. These students can put in tremendous effort, in and...

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Gender Bias in the Classroom

Gender Bias in the Classroom

Does Gender Bias Affect Learning? If I were to tell you that boys often receive more attention, praise, and encouragement in the classroom than girls, or that girls are usually quieter, talked over, and acknowledged for listening patiently rather than speaking up,...

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Making the Most of Summer Vacation

Making the Most of Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation For students with learning challenges, summer vacation may come with a sigh of relief. For some, it can signal a welcome break from the familiar cycle of effort not matching results. It can mean a temporary reprieve from watching peers respond with...

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Understanding Twice-Exceptional Students

Understanding Twice-Exceptional Students

What is Twice-Exceptional? When students excel in a particular area, we tend to notice. We recognize the need to foster their skills and strive to offer the appropriate resources and instruction. Expectations are set higher and the necessary support provided. When...

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