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Recent Posts in February, 2017

  • 5 Things That Are Draining Your Energy

    5 Things That Are Draining Your Energy
    Too much technology. Try a technology-free night and see how you feel. Put your phone away for the night so you’re not tempted to check it first thing in the morning. What does the next day feel like ...
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  • Stop messing up your kids with stuff. Give them these gifts instead.

    Stop messing up your kids with stuff. Give them these gifts instead.
    Responsibility. By coddling children, you do them a disservice and hinder their ability to be prepared for life outside the home. Encourage them to volunteer, help around the house, get a job, and ...
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  • Can You Hear Me Now?

    Can You Hear Me Now?
    Interpreting what your kid's teacher says As you head into conferences, or any time you talk to your child's teacher, listen for these red flag phrases: "I know he's smart, but ..." His work doesn't ...
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  • Homework and the Mommy Meltdown

    Homework and the Mommy Meltdown
    For kids with learning struggles, the burden of understanding geometry or studying for spelling tests is as much our pain as theirs. If daily homework battles are driving you crazy, check out tips to ...
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  • Standardized Tests: 4 factors within your control

    Standardized Tests: 4 factors within your control
    There are lots of factors that contribute to test performance results. Here are four of the most common, with tips on how to help: Focus on Nutrition: Children's brains burn through energy very ...
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  • Why Smart Kids Fail

    Why Smart Kids Fail
    Even brilliant kids have learning struggles-here's why It's one of the great mysteries of childrearing: Your very smart kid's intelligence isn't reflected in his or her report card. How can such a ...
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