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  • Is Your Child Ready For Elementary School In Santa Monica?
    Is Your Child Ready For Elementary School In Santa Monica?

    Even if your child is old enough by the cut-off date for your elementary school’s enrollment, it’s more important to focus on their physical, social, and cognitive development to see if they are ready to start school. Parents understand that putting their ...

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  • Summer Activities For Kids
    Summer Activities For Kids

    Summer activities can be educational as well as fun! “I’m bored!” Does this sound familiar? The summer starts feeling really long when you have bored children at home. That’s why we’ve whipped up a list of summer activities for your kids to enjoy that are ...

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  • Conquering The Core - A Parent's Guide To The Common Core
    Conquering The Core - A Parent's Guide To The Common Core

    Since 2010, 45 states, including California, have adopted the Common Core Standards. What is Common Core and what does it mean in relation to your child's education and readiness for the next grade level? What is is the "Common Core Standards"? A single ...

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  • Should Your Child Repeat A Grade?
    Should Your Child Repeat A Grade?

    If your child struggled through the last year and the school is recommending retention, there are some very important points to consider. Studies show that repeating a grade can be harmful for students and grade retention is one of the biggest predictors ...

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  • Get Your Kids Ready For The New School Year
    Get Your Kids Ready For The New School Year

    September is just around the corner and soon it will be time to make that transition from the beach to the bus. Rade Gratton from Tutor Doctor Lake County and her daughter Mason join Studio A with tips on how to get your kids ready for the challenges of ...

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  • Helping Your Child Pick a “Just Right Book” for Optimal Reading Comprehension
    Helping Your Child Pick a “Just Right Book” for Optimal Reading Comprehension

    Reading becomes easier and more enjoyable for a child when he is reading the "just right book" for his style of learning. According to the Common Core State Standards , “To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students must read widely and ...

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  • Study Skills - Getting Organized
    Study Skills - Getting Organized

    Study skills and organizational skills do not come naturally; they are a learned ability that can help your students in their academic and personal lives. Unfortunately, with large class sizes and demanding curricula, most teachers barely have enough time ...

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  • Teaching Gratitude To Your Children
    Teaching Gratitude To Your Children

    Here are some ways a parent can teach a child about gratitude. 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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  • Keeping Up With Common Core Math
    Keeping Up With Common Core Math

    Parents' Guide to the Common Core - part IV - Math Do the posts on Facebook about math problems have you perplexed? Is your child in tears over their math homework? If so, you are NOT alone. Some current clients, as well as family members, are texting me ...

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