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Holiday Gifts for All Your Child’s Teachers

December 4th, 2019

Every year, I’m thinking through good gift ideas for all the people pouring into my child’s life–something thoughtful to say thank you and bring a sprig of joy into each educator’s life. So today I wanted to compile a list of good ideas and crafts that your child can help you put together! Holiday Gift […]

How Important is Parent Engagement in Education Success?

November 25th, 2019

Children spend 70% of their waking hours (including weekends and holidays) outside of school.  As hard as teachers and schools try, you cannot depend on them to give your child all they need when it comes to education.  The research for parent engagement is consistent, positive and convincing – The more involved a parent (or […]

Transforming Halloween Festivities into Learning Experiences for your Child

October 28th, 2019

With Halloween just around the corner, parents and children are putting together costumes, buying candy, and making exciting plans for trick or treating. Halloween is a time that many children cherish, as it gives them the opportunity to showcase their creativity through the costumes that that they choose. They can fully embody something extraordinary for […]

How to Eat an Elephant

October 11th, 2019

You know how to eat an elephant, right?  One bite at a time!  When you are tackling those large tasks at home and numerous smaller ones, it helps to break them down into do-able steps.  Some are today tasks.  Some need some preparation for another day.  And some are really huge, so you need to […]

Brain Food for Kids: Protein

October 3rd, 2019

Children need healthy proteins daily to grow and develop properly.  When your child eats foods that contain protein, the digestive juices in his or her stomach and intestine go to work. The protein is broken down into basic units called amino acids, which can be reused to make the proteins his or her body needs to maintain muscles, bones, blood, […]

Fall Pumpkin Recipe EXTRAvaganza!

September 24th, 2019

Building skills with your children in an everyday setting is as easy as finding a recipe and cooking together.  But we want to fuel their minds and bodies with good things, as well, so today I wanted to share some HEALTHY, pumpkin recipes to make together–it’s a FALL pumpkin recipe extravaganza!! My friend, Meredith, shared […]

Read-Aloud Books for Young Children

September 16th, 2019

As we begin to shift from summer into fall, it’s a wonderful time to introduce read aloud books to your young child, if you are not already spending time together this way.  Beyond bonding time, there are so many great intellectual and character-building benefits that are seen from this time, as well. So be intentional to […]

The Right Way to Praise Your Child

September 10th, 2019

The Right Way to Praise Your Child is Free! I’ve said it so many times, and it’s true: Kids will work hard for praise, and it’s great for parents because it’s free! One of the things I’ve mentioned on our member parent training calls is that there’s a difference between praising your child for working […]

The Best Way to Prepare for the CogAT® Test

September 4th, 2019

Lots of parents these days are finding that their kid will be taking the CogAT® test. This test is a cognitive test often given to children to measure how well suited they are for a gifted and talented or other advanced program. Many kids find themselves taking the test early in the school year, so […]

Language Comprehension: Blank’s Language Levels Framework

August 28th, 2019

Is communication a challenge in your home? Your child may carry that same struggle with him into the classroom. Research shows that language difficulties affect roughly 15% of younger students, wherein, they do not have the skills to cope with the demands each school day brings (Hart & Fielding-Barnsley, 2009). So what begins young, can […]

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