10 Ways to Make Your Child Smarter

10 Ways to Make Your Child Smarter Kids just need to be kids and too many parents try to get their children to turn into academic geniuses at too young an age. Research shows that real learning has to take place  →

What Really Is ADD and ADHD?

What Really Is ADD and ADHD? Attention deficit disorder (ADD), also called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is a national health crisis that continues to grow. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20% of boys and  →

Healthy Kids Have Healthy Breakfasts

Healthy Kids Have Healthy Breakfasts Mom was right, AGAIN: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Literally breaking the nighttime fast, it gives you energy to start a new day and is linked to many health benefits,  →

TV Rules that Might Be Good for Your Kids

TV Rules that Might Be Good for Your Kids Do you ever worry about what your kids are watching on TV?  Is TV the dominant social presence in your home?  Do your kids scream and cry when you try to  →

Do Boys and Girls Learn That Differently?

Do Boys and Girls Learn That Differently? We’ve all heard the famous line: men are from Mars, women are from Venus, but when it comes to children in school are the girls’ and boys’ brains really wired so differently that they appear  →

Do you Know What Social Media Sites Your Child is Using These Days?

We all know the biggies…Facebook, Instagram…Twitter,  but what about Snapchat or Ask.fm? There are new social media sites popping up regularly and as soon as parents uncover them, teens are seeking new ways to communicate.  The problem is not that  →

Six Steps to Help Your Student from Feeling Overwhelmed

One of clear signals of being overwhelmed or stressed is forgetfulness. We tend to forget basic items when our minds are preoccupied with data, angst or expectations. Historically, research has equated forgetfulness with old age. In fact, when someone forgets  →

Different Types of Help for Autism

Since I own an  in-home tutoring business, I meet a lot of different families and lot of different children/students.  We do a lot of tutoring for children with all kinds of learning disabilities.  One that we run into quite frequently  →

Digital Devices: Distractions or Learning Tools?

As digital technology expands, devices such as laptop computers, cell phones, and tablets are becoming more and more a part of daily life.   And as the technology is found everywhere, the debate over its impact on student behavior and  →

Working with Your Child’s Rhythm

When it comes to school work, finding the rhythm that works with your children is a key component to success. Whether your focus is homeschooling or homework, a predictable routine gives children a sense of assurance and helps them to  →
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