Category Archives: Tips for School

Included are helpful tips for school: organization, advice, homework help & testing strategies.

Take Homework in Stride

Are you dreading homework? As we begin another school year, parents and kids everywhere are getting anxious about how they’re going to balance homework with family time, sports, and all the other after school activities. Keep in mind that research on homework has been met with mixed results. There is very little evidence that homework…
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Hit with a Recommendation for Grade Retention? Consider the Alternatives

For students who are experiencing academic, behavioral or social/emotional difficulties at school, neither repeating the same instruction another year nor moving to the next grade provides them with the support they need to improve academically and socially. Grade retention in our country has increased in the past 25 years despite the fact that research failed…
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Behavior Plans Work!

These are the key points: Consistency AND clearly stated rules and expectations are the keys to positive discipline. We recommend: Pay attention and notice the positive behaviors, and reward your child often. WHY? Children need consistent positive feedback to learn and practice appropriate behavior. The focus needs to be on specific behaviors you WANT them…
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