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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 […]

The Spelling Bee

August 19th, 2019

A Change of Mind-Set The complaint I hear most often from parents during this get-back-to-school time of year is how hard it is to change their child’s mindset from an all-day of play to an all day at school.  After delving into the topic even further with the parent, they usually relay the same story […]

Parenting 101: Handling Common School Year Disasters

August 13th, 2019

Leaving behind the freedom of a school-free summer and getting your kid back into their autumn routine isn’t always easy. One survey of working parents showed that nearly half of them reported back-to-school stress being so bad it interfered with their work. Here’s a parenting 101 guide for the following scenarios and guidelines to make […]

How to Help Build Your Child’s Memory Skills

August 2nd, 2019

How to Strengthen Your Child’s Memory As Dr. Mel Levine contends, “More memory is needed for school success than is required in virtually any career.” That’s why you want to work on your child’s memory skills in the formative years to set a strong foundation for the future. For kindergarten and testing success, children need […]

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