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Jul

It is typical to associate high stress with negative outcomes – but according to new research, children who grow up in high-stress environments develop an entirely new set of skills to adapt to the world. When children live in high-stress environments (such as ones that involve abuse, violence, or financial difficulties), they are at a…

25

Oct

  Your child comes home one day and states that they have been harassed by a bully.  Sadly, this is not an unusual occurrence.  As parents, we are often faced with the dilemma of how to address the issue of bullying with our children.  Bullying can be subtle or overt and despite our best efforts to the contrary…

21

Jan

Hands On Homework Help for Parents Homework is often a source of anxiety and struggle for parents, particularly if your child resists homework. Providing a structure to the homework process can be very helpful. Here are some helpful tips: 1. Create a routine – There are many opinions about what works best, but know your…

08

Jan

The “No Child Left Behind” legislation requires schools to provide educational review and assistance for students in general education classes who may struggle or have needs in a particular area. RTI stands for Response to Intervention, a process whereby schools provide assistance to students to enhance and enrich their learning or success in school.  RTI generally…

05

Jan

College is starting in less than a month and whether you are an incoming freshman or a returning undergraduate, there are a few things to remember before the semester begins. The transition from summer into the school routine can be tough, but it is better to have everything organized and prepared beforehand and to eliminate…

04

Jan

It is not unusual for a child to wake up on a Monday morning and complain about having to go to school. Most school age children when given the choice of fun (weekend) or learning (school), will choose fun. However, when this argument becomes intense, persistent, and frequent, we have a behavior that is described…