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13 Activities to Prevent Summer Slide

June 13th, 2019

Aware and Prepared Parents are all aware of brain drain and want to prevent summer slide. “Research over 100 years has shown us – students not engaged in some kind of educational activity over the summertime typically loses about one to three months of learning.  And the decline is more detrimental for math than it […]

Teaching On The Go

June 4th, 2019

Keep Their Minds Active This summer and all year long – work with your child to keep her mind active.  Here are five easy ways to ensure that your child doesn’t lose any ground this summer – even if you are traveling with your family. 5 Tips for Teaching on the Go Institute a 30-minute […]

Getting My Child to Focus

May 15th, 2019

Distracted Cycle It seems there’s always so much to do, and with so much stimuli around us in our multi-tasking mentality, it seems we are constantly distracted. It’s getting harder and harder to focus on anything for any substantial amount of time. Focus for Preschoolers Kathleen Kannass, Ph.D., associate professor of developmental psychology at Loyola […]

Do You Have a Stand-Out Child?

May 7th, 2019

Stand Out Child Have you seen this highly entertaining, super cute and laugh-out-loud funny television show called Little Big Shots? As the title proclaims, it’s about little kids with big talents, each one a stand out child.  It’s like a cross between America’s Got Talent mixed with a big helping of Kids Say the Darndest Things […]

Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language on Cognitive Development

April 25th, 2019

It’s always refreshing to hear someone speak a foreign language. Whether it’s the mysteriousness of it or its unique pronunciation- speaking a foreign language truly unlocks another door into our diverse world. Learning a foreign language can be hard, especially at an older age. Human brains stop developing around the age of 25, so it’s […]

What Should Your Private School-Bound Child Do This Summer?

April 23rd, 2019

Today we welcome Emily Glickman, President of Abacus Guide Educational Consulting, one of NYC’s longest-practicing educational consultants, as she shares her summer tips for your private school-bound child. Here’s Emily… I meet with families in NYC and Westchester, NY who are seeking admission for their children to top private schools. Often, my clients ask me what their children […]

Rainy Day Ideas for Kids — Fun and Fitness

April 5th, 2019

Kids’ Fun and Fitness Everyday–No Matter What the Weather Brings! We make kids’ fun and fitness a priority in our homes, because we know the pay-off…good endorphins, alertness in the classroom and healthy, happy kids! So today, here are some great ideas for indoor activity that will bring great fitness. The American Heart Association recommends […]

Hands-on Learning

March 28th, 2019

My Personal Experience of Hands-on Learning A while back, I had to suck it up and finally start wearing reading glasses – it was a big step into aging that I wasn’t ready to take.  I had posited for years that I’d never experienced any eye problems when I read, so how could that magically happen […]

A Challenge for Your Gifted Student

March 25th, 2019

Do you have a gifted student? Challenge your gifted student by setting the goal higher than his reach. Encourage him to ask questions and to find his tribe, where he will grow. This is where parenting becomes advocating.  And we can show you how to do that.  Here’s a story from one of our members. […]

Stress Management for Kids

February 25th, 2019

Today, we welcome back guest blogger Archana Gupta, who is sharing some important tips on helping your child with stress management. In today’s age of cut-throat competition, we are all tired, stressed and exhausted. As we are being overworked and over-scheduled, so are are our kids. So it is important to take stock and begin […]

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