Blog Posts in 2014

  • Recognizing Video Gaming Addiction

    Most kids enjoy playing video and computer games and can be at it for hours or days at a time; especially when they have new games they want to master. For some, the camaraderie and communities that ...
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  • Best Gifts for Wonderful Teachers

    Festive gifts show your teacher a little love for all that they have done for your kids this year. Teachers often go above and beyond the call of duty to guide and educate your children and it makes ...
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  • How to Resolve Teacher-Student Disputes

    It’s that time of the year again when the teacher-parent conference rounds may have some of you on edge. If your student isn’t getting on with their educator, you may be tempted to discuss your ...
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  • Best Books for Elementary School: Kindergarten to Second Grade

    The festive season approaches and, as you plan gifts for your kids, be sure to include a number of books that they will enjoy. Instilling a love for reading is one of the best gifts you can give to ...
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  • Brilliant Study Tips to Cut Study Time and Improve Grades

    Knowing how your brain and memory work will help you to maximize your study time. Spend less time hitting the books for even better results. When you feed your brain properly, get enough rest and ...
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  • Charity Starts at Home

    As the season of excess approaches, balance out your holiday indulgences with charity work and volunteering. Teaching your children to be charitable is a great gift for them and for the community in ...
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  • Lack of Sleep Leads to Poor Academic Performance

    Latest studies show that teens just aren’t getting enough sleep and this has far-reaching consequences. When teens don’t get enough downtime, they suffer from physical ailments, poor academic ...
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  • Dealing with Competitive Parents

    From tiger moms to competitive sports dads, parents can sometimes put undue pressure on their children and on teachers. They can also make other parents feel judged and inadequate. When this happens, ...
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  • Tutors: How Every Student Can Benefit

    While poor test scores and bad grades are obvious indicators that your student needs help, there are many other instances in which a tutor can really help your child to learn the skills they need to ...
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  • Money Lessons All Children Should Learn

    Teaching your children how to effectively work with their money provides them with an important life tool that is essential for their future success. You can start from an early age to teach them how ...
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  • Go to University... For Free!

    Thousands of the top universities are offering a range of courses online for FREE. That’s right, you can get access to amazing courses from universities from around the world in an incredibly wide ...
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  • Ten Tips to Hassle-Free Homework

    Do you and your children fight constantly about homework? You nag them incessantly while they procrastinate until you are all stressed out and unhappy. Some families have daily homework struggles that ...
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  • Exercise Can Relieve ADHD Symptoms

    ADHD can cause students to have trouble staying focused and impedes their academic performance. For about two thirds of those suffering from ADHD, prescription drugs may bring some relief of symptoms, ...
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  • Does your Child Need Glasses?

    It’s tough to tell if your child needs glasses; accustomed to the blur, they may not realize they aren’t seeing as well as they should. Poor eyesight may mean that they are missing out on notes the ...
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  • Encouraging Girls to be Leaders

    There’s a reason we have so few women in leadership positions; they aren’t always encouraged and empowered to step up. Women make up more than half the population, but in the US, they make up only ...
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  • Healthy Haunted Halloween Treats

    Every year, parents dread the sugar-fueled mania that is Halloween. If you want your kids to enjoy their ghoulish holiday without having to compromise their health or your sanity, then try these great ...
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  • Tips for Teaching Gratitude to Your Children

    You want your children to have everything they need and so it’s only natural that we do all we can to keep them happy. Unfortunately, the result of this generosity is all too often a sense of ...
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  • Ways to Better Parent-Teen Communication

    Do you sometimes find your teens difficult to reach? Teens are often reticent to talk about their day at school or about their lives in general. Your questions may be met with ‘I don’t know’ or ...
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  • Should your Student Take a Gap Year?

    From Harvard to MIT, many of the most prestigious colleges are recommending a gap year. While most North American parents cringe at the mention of a gap year, it has been standard practice for most ...
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  • Brain Foods That Actually Make You Smarter

    No matter what age you are, your brain can keep growing and developing; all it needs is some exercise and the right fuel. Just like your body, your brain needs the right nutrients in order to keep ...
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  • Pets Can Be Good For Kids

    If your kids are keen to have a pet, but all you can think about is how you will have to feed and care for their furry and feathered friends, there are some benefits that you may not be considering. ...
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  • Need to Improve your Grades? Get a Study Group!

    Remember that saying “two heads are better than one”? Just imagine how effective four or five heads can be! Study groups can really help you to improve your grades. Whether you are struggling at ...
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  • How Changing Attitudes Can Help your Child Succeed At Math

    Studies show that a natural math ability is not required for a student to succeed. Sure, natural talent does help some children get ahead and is especially evident in the lower grades, but a study by ...
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  • Childhood Development through Family Game Time

    Board games with your kids may not be the most scintillating thing you can do on a weekend night, but it does help to reinforce what they learn at school, improve communication skills, form family ...
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  • Getting Organized!

    Organizational skills do not come naturally; they are a learned ability that can help your students in their academic and personal lives. With large class sizes and demanding curricula, most teachers ...
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