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Preparing Your Child for the New School Year

With a little bit of preparation and forethought you can enjoy the last weeks of summer and make those first weeks of school easier for everyone.

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Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

Making learning fun is what will help your child be ready to learn when they get to kindergarten.

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Twelve Tips to Help Your Child Adjust to School

It's not unusual for kids to need a little extra help adjusting to the start of school. Here are 12 tips that will help.

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10 Tips for Peaceful Classroom Teaching

Do peaceful parenting ideas work in the classroom? Yes! All kids respond to respect, connection, and feeling heard.

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How much help should parent give second grader with homework?

Offering structure and support is an appropriate way for parents to support kids of all ages in doing their homework. That does not mean doing the work for her.

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Choosing Preschool: Montessori vs Gifted?

Research shows that kids do best with play-based, child-led learning, as opposed to academics. It's better for their emotional AND intellectual development.

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Helping Your Child Adjust to Middle School

Parenting in the middle school years is more coaching and less direct advocacy. Here are top tips to make the transition to middle school easier for both of you.

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The Inner Compass: Reframing the Traffic Light Rewards/Punishment System Used In School

This reward/punishment system doesn't support children to meet our expectations - it assumes children CAN do what we're asking and are simply choosing not to.

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Suddenly We're All Homeschoolers! What? You Weren't Trained For This?

Here's how to structure your child's day for learning, fun and not driving you crazy.

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When Your Child is Anxious About Back-To-School

Practical tips to ease your child's anxiety.

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