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New Year, No Fear

We’re a few weeks into 2018 and now that we’ve settled back into our normal routines, we can begin to think through what we want our new year to look like. How can we help our kids not just survive the rest of the school year, but continue to grow and develop from it?...

Five Tips for Surviving (and Thriving) in the Holiday Season

Winter Break is one of the most joyous times in most kids’ lives, and for good reason: No school, holiday treats, presents, family celebrations, and more. But for the parents that have to keep working with a child at home while also planning these holiday...

The Power of Parental Involvement

November is Child Safety Month, and let’s be honest – you’ve probably heard it all before: “Don’t let your child take candy from strangers” “Don’t let your child wander out of your sight” “Make sure your child knows their name/phone number/address” …and the list goes...

Top Tips for a Fun (and Safe) Halloween

Let Your Child Take The Lead Halloween is an exciting night in every child’s life and naturally, you want to help them make the most of it. If possible, let your child help choose decorations, pick the design to carve into their jack-o’-lantern, and decide which...

10 Tips for a Successful School Year

Now that a new school year has started, most parents are working to help make the year it as successful as possible for their children. Just as every child learns differently, every teacher teaches in a unique way. However, no matter your child’s learning style or...

The True Value in Participating in Extracurricular Activities

Mark Twain was famously quoted as saying “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” At first blush, one could interpret that as an anti-classroom rhetoric, but what he really meant fell somewhere along the lines of understanding that there’s more to a...

Simple Steps to Getting Families Involved in the Classroom

The positive connection between parent involvement in the classroom and a child’s academic success has been well-documented. In fact, according to the 2002 report, “A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student...