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December 14th, 2017

Top Testing Mom Picks for Educational Toys and Games for the 2017 Holiday Season

This holiday season, be smart about the toys and games you choose for your kids by going for gifts that make them smarter. They never need to know that the games they are playing are good for them, but you’ll know and that’s the important part! Buying any of these educational toys for your kids is […]

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December 14th, 2017

Qualifying for the LAUSD GATE Program

Earlier this week, we welcomed Sonia Reiter, our TestingMom parent expert, to share her experience with both applying for and testing in the LAUSD Gate Program.  Today Sonia continues her story by discussing qualifying for the LAUSD GATE Program. Standardized GATE Testing Exceptional children who may qualify for the Highly Gifted Magnet program may be […]

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December 13th, 2017

How Can My Child Apply for the LAUSD GATE Program?

For this new five-part series, we welcome Testing Mom parent-expert, Sonia Reiter, who is sharing her personal story of both applying and testing in the LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) school for advanced studies.  Parents, who are interested in readying their child to apply to the LAUSD SAS (school for advanced studies) or GATE programs […]

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December 6th, 2017

The Language Choices We Make

Today we are welcoming guest author, Monica Bhattacharya, a third grade parent in Manhattan, who is sharing a valuable word on the words we choose. What Language Choices Do You Make? A. “Hey, line up now.” Quit fooling around or else you’ll miss recess!” B. “Stop running. I’ve told you three times already. No tablet […]

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December 5th, 2017

How To Teach Your Kids to Code: Resources for Parents

Today we are welcoming guest author, Nupur Biswal, a parent and software developer, who shares some great tips for parents who want to teach kids to code. Programming is a creative activity that any kid can engage in. Your child might not care about writing data processing algorithms, but they might enjoy creating games, programming […]

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December 4th, 2017

R.I.P. Shari Nedler – My Mom, “The Testing Grandma”

Dear Parents, Three weeks ago, my mom, Shari Nedler, died at age 88. I am heartbroken to lose her. She was my mom, my best friend, and my most trusted advisor on everything in life. Many of you knew her. We called her “The Testing Grandma.” She used to love to come to our live […]

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November 29th, 2017

5 Ways You Can Help Your Children Succeed at School

Your child’s education is important to you – that goes without saying. But do you ever wonder if there is anything you can do to help them? If you have, here are some simple tips to help them to get the most from their education. Help Your Children Succeed at School Meet Their Teacher Your […]

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November 21st, 2017

Nature vs. Nurture

Today we are welcoming guest author, Susan McCoy, an East coast mom, who asks an important question. When should parents push and when should they let their children have free will? I am faced with this dilemma on a daily basis: Is it better to push my children into things, or to let them be to […]

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November 21st, 2017

My Gifted Child Held Back

Today we are welcoming guest author, Arsenia Tate, a midwestern mom, who by experience gleaned valuable insight to share with all parents! My gifted child held back…yep, you read that right. Gifted…Held back… This is my story of what I consider parenting gone wrong. During the summer of 2016 (about 3 weeks before school started) my […]

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November 17th, 2017

Kids + Grocery Shopping = Engaged Minds

Today we are welcoming guest author, Kristin Van de Water, a mom from NYC who, like you, is always looking for ways to engage her child in learning! Kids are natural scientists, constantly exploring the world. One of the greatest gifts a parent can give these budding brains is the vocabulary they need to make sense […]

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