It’s the time of year when we talk extensively about teaching gratitude and being thankful. But why does the focus on gratitude come at just this time of year? And why should we do it all year long with our children? There are many studies on the effects of gratitude on children and most of … [Read more...] about Gratitude and Happiness
Most schools take a break about this time. It's important to find ways to keep our students' minds engaged while we are on break. There are plenty of ways to do this without simply printing math problems off the computer and making your child bored to tears—although something is certainly better … [Read more...] about How to Keep Kids Engaged Over a Break
In a few weeks, students across the country will be taking the December Administration of the SAT. Midterms may also be just around the corner for students with semester classes. Even if your student isn't in high school, he or she will sit down to complete a high-stakes test at some point this … [Read more...] about How to Pass the SAT Exam – And All Other Tests
As teachers, we often have an assigned curriculum—or at least some curriculum expectations to follow. Something that surprised me when I first started to tutor was that I often had to create a plan from scratch for that student to follow. Parents know they want their son to improve in a subject … [Read more...] about Creating a Plan for Student Success
Parents often wonder how to tell if their child may need extra help. Though every child is different, and every age is different, there are a few things to watch to see if your child needs extra help. 4 signs your child may need extra help Sudden discomfort Is your once happy and content … [Read more...] about Does My Child Need Extra Help?
If you are a parent, you can surely agree that raising children is extremely rewarding and challenging. No blueprint shows you how your child will behave or respond to certain situations. Let's be honest—we're all learning as we go. However, methods can be learned so that if you are confronted with … [Read more...] about Using Positive Parenting to Encourage Personal Development