How to help your child deal with test anxiety

09/18/2018

My happy go luck son who doesn’t have a fear in the world is crippled by the word test.  He can stand on the three point line for the game winning basket and not break a sweat, but seeing the word English test pop up on his agenda it is a totally different ball game. He reviews his material nightly, he studies and we discuss what is going to be on the test, but when he walks in the classroom … Continue reading

‘Twas The First Day of School

08/22/2018

Twas the morning of the first day of school, when all through the halls not a creature was stirring not even the baseballs. The chairs were snug by each desk with care, in hopes that the school buses soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of homework danced in their heads; And the teachers were smiling and laughing with thoughts of sweet faces on their way, when the children had suddenly just … Continue reading

Ready, Set, Go to Kindergarten

07/02/2018

This summer we have had a flurry of parents calling to ask us, “Is my child ready for Kindergarten?”  The real question should be, “Is my child ready for school?” Kindergarten is the first BIG step for many children into formal education.  Kindergarten is chalked full of many social expectations, but add to that reading, math, handwriting and content area subjects.  You need to ensure your child has a solid foundation to build all these new skills.  It is important as … Continue reading

How to “Help” with Homework

02/05/2018

Educators have long used homework as a tool to reinforce what students are learning in class.  However, with after school activities and high academic expectations, homework can become a source of anxiety and stress for the whole family.  While students need to be the ones completing the work, there are many things parents can do to assist their children to make homework time a more positive experience for all. Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do … Continue reading

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