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September 4, 2020

Going back to school this year feels worlds away from normal. Students are attending their first day online or stuck in a classroom wearing a mask. No matter how your child’s school is handling COVID, this school year is guaranteed to be different and challenging for e...

It’s almost time to head back to school, and that means it’s time to stock up on school supplies. Whether you love the smell of a brand new notebook or not (I mean who doesn’t?) the endless lists of items your child needs can quickly rack up quite the bill and a huge h...

April 29, 2020

Teacher appreciation day is Tuesday, May 5th...and things will likely look a bit different this year. No donuts or catered lunch for the staff. No school assembly. No hand delivering gifts and flowers to classrooms. No hugs. With our students and teachers conducting sc...

April 24, 2020

Overnight, in-person schools across the country were canceled and pre-teens everywhere were suddenly expected to manage a full course load of online learning with zero practice doing so. This sudden shift may leave you feeling like your child’s taskmaster or manager al...

March 24, 2020

Did you ever imagine that we would all be stuck at home trying to work, school our children, and not go crazy in a country wide quarantine? Me either. Yet, here we are embarking on this journey together. If you're looking for ways to keep your child learning while stay...

March 10, 2020

Tuesday, May 5th is Teacher Appreciation Day. I’m so glad that we have a day dedicated to showing teachers how much they mean to our society and expressing gratitude for the difficult job they do. As we approach the end of the school year, many parents and students wan...

February 12, 2020

April Fools Day could be considered the trickiest time of the year. Whether you enjoy a good prank or not, chances are your kids are itching to get in on the fun. Tricks don’t have to be mean spirited or scary, April Fools is the perfect day to get silly and cut loose...

February 5, 2020

Does your child drive you bonkers with how much they move and fidget during homework time? It can be truly maddening to wrangle a wiggly child when you just want to be done for the day. The truth is, it’s not really your child’s fault. Kids aren’t able to focus for lon...

January 21, 2020

Does your child start to clam up when homework is brought out at night? Do they doubt their abilities and use how their peers are doing in class as evidence of their shortcomings? It’s not uncommon for children to suffer from low academic confidence if they’re experien...

December 17, 2019

How do I help my child understand money? You’re not the only parent asking this question. Counting and sorting cash and making change can be a difficult task for even the best elementary math students. When coins and money notation are introduced, these abstract concep...

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