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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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Is Constant Worrying Taking a Heavy Toll on Your Teen?

This is the time of year in schools where kids are having a hard time with excessive worrying.  They feel overburdened with assignments, projects, preparing and taking exams. While some worrying can spur them into taking their schoolwork more seriously, it can also keep them up at night, make them more restless and tense, deplete…
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