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September 13th, 2018

Every Day Activities that Help With the CogAT: Quantitative Battery

These everyday activities can help your child prepare for the CogAT subtest: quantitative battery. The goal is to ensure that your child feels comfortable in identifying critical relationships between numbers. Like any language, mathematics can often appear foreign or intimidating. It comes with its own distinct vocabulary, jargon, and question structure. Fortunately, once this mathematical […]

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September 7th, 2018

What to Expect With Your Child’s First IQ Test – Part Two

A Child’s Perspective Parents are always asking me what these “intelligence tests” really involve and what happens behind those closed doors.  And, I always like to share the little story I learned from a parent whose son failed miserably on the kindergarten admissions test.  Why do I share this particular story, you wonder?  Well, it’s […]

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August 31st, 2018

What to Expect With Your Child’s First IQ Test – Part One

If your young child is being given an IQ or intelligence test to qualify for a TAG, gifted and talented, GATE program or private school entry, parents want to know what they can do to help their child do his best. Here is some guidance on what you can expect, and what you can do […]

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August 17th, 2018

Back to School, Back to Testing

Our kids start back to school really soon (some of you have already started!), and it brings to mind a couple of yearly concerns for me–can we stay on top of our schedule this year and find a good stride and are my kids ready for testing that will most certainly happen? For the first […]

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August 8th, 2018

Back to School Checklist from A to Z

Back to School Checklist Time for back to school is just around the corner, so we want to help you prepare with our back to school checklist!  The summer is just speeding by, isn’t it? Many parents feel overwhelmed at the prospect of getting ready for another school year. To help you remember what’s important […]

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July 26th, 2018

10 Attitudes that will Ruin Your Child’s Love of Learning

No parent would ever want to ruin their child’s love of learning.  But it can happen so easily!  So take warning. These ten attitudes will impact not only your home environment, but also your child’s love of learning. For a thriving growth-place, be careful to not make these mistakes. 1. Force Feeding Remember those late […]

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July 5th, 2018

What Educators Know and Parents Don’t About Kindergarten Testing

Most children in America will have been given some kind of intelligence test by the time they are five years old. Tests are usually for private school admissions, gifted and talented qualification, or public school placement in slow, average, and accelerated learning groups. Generally, these tests cover seven abilities that educators believe children must have […]

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June 28th, 2018

Asynchrony in Gifted Children

These days, there is no one definition for giftedness. The traditional way to assess giftedness has been through high scores on an IQ test such as the Stanford-Binet, WPPSI, or WISC. For example, here are the giftedness ranges on the Stanford-Binet: 116 – 130 – high average IQ (“bright”) 131 – 145 – Moderately Gifted […]

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June 18th, 2018

Teach Your Teen Driver Basic Infant Car Seat Safety Tips

Many parents are thrilled when their teenagers get their driver’s license. An extra driver in the household can help run errands, drive siblings to after-school activities and even pick up or drop off the baby at daycare. However, before teen drivers transport an infant, there are some basics of newborn car seat safety they should […]

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June 18th, 2018

Summertime Shift

Summertime is a great time to shift your thinking in parenting!  Today, Archana Gupta shares a few parenting tips that have helped her grow as a parent. Practical Parent Points to Shift Your Mindset In today’s hectic, day-to-day life, parents are busy juggling between work and family responsibilities. On one hand parents are trying to […]

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