Category Archives: Study Skills

Skills Every 18 Year Old Needs

As parents, when our child encounters frustration or anxiety, our first instinct is to swoop in and solve the problem. This need to protect, however well intended, has created a generation of children without coping skills. Let’s hear from an … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Ready for Back to School?

On average, students who don’t engage in summer learning lose the equivalent of two months’ worth of grade-level math and reading skills, according to the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University. “What I worry about a lot … Continue reading

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Gifted Children Need Support

Gifted children frequently encounter less academic support at school than children at the opposite end of the spectrum. Why is it that gifted children are not always given as much instructional support as children with learning difficulties? Adam Caller, educator … Continue reading

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How to Set Up a Home Literacy Environment

Have you ever thought of the little steps you could do to enrich your child’s literacy skills at home? Here are eight excellent strategies proven to motivate your early learner. These strategies can be implemented at home in addition to … Continue reading

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Exercise and Test Scores

Among elementary school students, 40 minutes of daily exercise increased IQ by an average of nearly 4 points Among 2 groups of 9 & 10 year olds -one with higher levels of physical fitness than the other- revealed that fitter … Continue reading

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Tips for Test Taking Anxiety

“My child knows the material, they really do, but they just freeze up when they take the test.” I have heard this from more than one parent. Knowing the material is important, very important. Explaining the material to your child … Continue reading

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Tips for Back-to-School

1. Get Organized Make sure your child has all their school supplies and a place to work. Color coded file folders are extremely important for filing returned papers for later review. Set it up now and it will be easier … Continue reading

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