Blog Posts in June, 2015

  • Internet Acronyms and Slang Phrases Every Parent Should Know

    Sure you were cool once but that, according to your teen, was around the time brontosauruses still roamed the earth. Most parents of teenage children will know that communication is tough at the best ...
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  • Do our Children Get too much Homework?

    Any parent who has watched their child stay up way past their bedtime toiling over their books or wasting a weekend working on projects and assignments knows how tough it can be. Teenagers are ...
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  • Water Safety Rules Every Child Should Know

    Summer is here and your children will want to be playing in the water. Whether you are at the beach, lake or backyard pool, teaching your family water safety rules will help to keep them safe. ...
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  • Skills Checklist for First Grade

    Is your child headed for ‘big school’? Give them a positive experience in their new school and help to build their confidence by equipping them with the skills they need to shine. Whether they have ...
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  • Best Apps for Game-Based Learning

    What’s the best way to get your kids excited about learning? Turn it into a game. With more and more technology available, you can download apps that will have your kids learning without even ...
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  • What You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms

    Pic by the US Department of Education A flipped classroom is a new teaching method that is showing great results and growing ever more popular. The model focuses on student participation and active ...
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  • How Do You Motivate Students?

    What motivates your child? It’s not IQ actually, its grit, confidence and attitude. Every child can learn and if you think your child isn’t fulfilling their potential, you need to ask yourself: “How ...
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  • Are Private Schools Better than Public Schools?

    The pervasive consensus is that a private school education is better for our children than one provided by a public school. But is this really true? Private school do a much better job of marketing ...
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  • Bad Grades? We've Got the Solution.

    Exams are just about done and the long summer break stretches out before us with just one last hurdle to overcome; report cards. For some, bad grades can put pressure on students and parents alike. ...
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  • Who Can Benefit From Summer Tutoring?

    As the school year winds down, parents’ thoughts turn to the summer and how their children will spend their time other than in front of a television or computer screen. While everyone needs some down ...
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  • What Parents Should Know about the Summer Slide

    Over the summer students experience a loss of the academic gains they made over the previous year called the summer slide. Our brains really are like muscles, and when we don’t exercise them, they ...
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