When Your Child Hates to Read... Add This to Your To-Do List
So many parents face this issue... children who hate to read. Children hate reading for different reasons; they don't feel confident reading while other kids associate reading with school and homework and other things that cause them stress. So how can we help our children love to read (or at least hate it less)? By reading.Read more
The Practice of Being Organized
Missed deadlines, messy backpacks, untidy rooms. This scene might look familiar to you. You might have a messy student on your hands. Messy students tend to struggle in school because they misplace assignments, cannot keep track of deadlines, and cannot read or find their notes. So how can we help our children get organized? By building better habits, one step at a time.Read more
5 Habits Successful Students Have
Although they seem small, habits make a huge difference in the daily life of individuals. Good habits separate successful people from the rest.
Here are 5 habits successful students have...
10 Ways You Can Prepare for the SAT Right Now
Most students wait until a few weeks before the SAT exam to prepare for it. Does that mean you have to wait until junior or senior year to prepare for the SAT? No. You can start preparing for the SAT now! Why? Because preparing for the SAT now helps you build skills that will get you a higher score than if you wait until the last minute.Read more
How to get your Teenager Ready for Back-to-School
Summer is almost over and you have a reluctant teenager who is sleeping all day. How do you get your teenager ready for early mornings and deadlines? The thing is that back-to school is so much more than school supplies, it is preparing your child mentally and physically for school. Parents who fail to prepare their teenagers for back-to-school can look forward to stressful mornings, catching up on summer assignments the last week of summer and uphill battle about assignments the first week of school. Want to have a stress-free back to school experience? We can help with that! Here are few tips for things you can do right now to start getting your teenager ready.Read more
How reading in Spanish changed me / Cómo me impactó leer en español
Do you have a bilingual home? Bilingual homes are becoming more and more common in the US. Our kids are growing up in one culture at home and another culture at school. So how do we balance the two? How do we encourage our children to honor their culture? How can we encourage our kids to be bilingual? I want to share a story with you of how my parents encouraged bilingual reading in our home and the impact it made on my life. I hope that by sharing this story with you, you can gain ideas of how to teach your children to honor your culture in your family.Read more
Last-Minute AP Test Tips
AP exams are fast approaching. We're sure you're feeling the pressure and that your teenager is anxious about doing well. Now that the tests are in a few days, here are a few last-minute reminders for students taking the AP exam.Read more