Tag Archives: Parenting

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Habits to Enhance Cognitive Performance

With the start of the new school year, it’s important to establish new habits that will help make your child a successful student. On the other hand, it’s the perfect opportunity to kick some not-so-healthy habits to the curb. While many of these are friendly reminders, there are a few habits that have emerged from […]

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The Importance of Art in Child Development

Summer is a wonderful time for discovery, and encouraging creativity in your children is a vital part of their development. Imagining, trying new ways of doing things and experimenting help develop critical thinking in children and foster creative problem solving. While your child is having fun, they are also developing: Motor Skills: Many of the […]

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5 Reasons Your Child Should Read More

Reading has a countless number of benefits, both academically and in other areas of an individual’s life. Below are five reasons why reading can help your child become a more successful student, friend, and person, which can ultimately lead to a lifetime of success. Reading takes you places that you’ve never been. There are some […]

Is Constant Praise a Good Thing?

Oftentimes, children receive continual praise for their efforts rather than what they accomplish, and while it’s certainly a good idea to encourage and inspire them, is there a point when so much complimenting becomes too much? According to Ashley Merryman, author of NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children and Top Dog: The Science of Winning and […]

APs, IBs, Finals — Oh My!

The end of the school year is near. Seniors are making those final choices of where they will attend school next year, while other students are planning classes for next year and making plans for the summer. Teachers are preparing finals and figuring out how to get that last material taught, and students are preparing […]