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Girls and Education

Girls and Education

Setting high expectations for our daughter’s education. Girls and Education There was a   time when girls rarely went onto university or college. Today, more than 50% of university degrees are awarded to women.  Still, many girls [...]

Over-Scheduling Your Kids During School

Over-Scheduling Your Kids During School

How to know if you’re over scheduling your child’s after school agenda. Over-Scheduling Kids Not only are children starting back into school at this time of year, they’re also enrolling in after school lessons and sports [...]

Homework Tips

Homework Tips

Homework tips for the child who hates homework.  Homework Tips Homework is an important part of a child’s education, but if you have a kid who is struggling with academics, homework may feel like adding insult [...]

School Trips

School Trips

A look at the many benefits of the overnight school trip. School Trips Whether it’s to travel to a new country, a band trip, or a school sports league, overnight school trips can be a child’s [...]

Shut Down Learners

Shut Down Learners

Does your child hate school?  Shut Down Learners Do you have a child who was great at Lego and puzzles as a preschooler? You were certain they’d be a brilliant academic, yet here they are, years [...]

Do You Have an Intellectually Gifted Child?

Do You Have an Intellectually Gifted Child?

All children excel in certain areas. For the child who is gifted academically, their intellectual abilities can pose unique challenges for both parents and schools. What makes a child intellectually gifted? Certainly genetics play a role, [...]

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

When it comes to higher grades for our children, many parents resort to tutors and longer homework hours, but a better approach might be to increase recess time. Studies show a direct link between more exercise [...]

Overcoming Homework Battles with Your Kids

Overcoming Homework Battles with Your Kids

With a few tips, you can overcome homework battles with your children. Homework Battles Today, kids can get a lot of homework, and getting them to do it can be a running battle in many homes. [...]

Smart but Scattered

Smart but Scattered

Written especially for parents, this accessible, state-of-the-science guide provides crucial knowledge and tools for supporting school-age kids who lack or lag behind in executive skills–the core, brain-based habits of mind required to “execute” tasks like getting [...]

Migraine Headaches Hurt Children’s School Performance

Migraine Headaches Hurt Children’s School Performance

A recent study has shown that children who suffer from migraines are three times more likely to perform below average in school compared to children that don’t suffer from migraine headaches at all. The study examined [...]

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