Elementary School

Elementary school, as called grade school, usually includes Kindergarten through 5th or 6th grade, depending on the school district. Elementary subjects cover mathematics, history or social studies, science, english, physical education, and art. When kids struggle in elementary school it is usually in the main subjects of elementary math or elementary language arts like reading and writing.

How Not to be the “Bad Guy” When it Comes to Grades

“OKAY MOM.” “I KNOW DAD!” “Quit nagging me!” Sound familiar? Your child has deemed you Public Enemy #1 and all you’re trying to do is help them! What’s going wrong here? You may be crossing the line between micromanagement and motivation with your child. While it is important to maintain a healthy level of involvement in your child’s …

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9 Tips to Help Your Student Get That 4.0

Are your child’s grades just not up to par? Odds are your child is fully capable of getting straight “A”s–their problem probably lies elsewhere. Perhaps your child is struggling to complete all their homework, or maybe they’re forgetting to turn in all their assignments, or maybe they just need to learn how to manage their …

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7 Writing Tips to Make Your Student’s Essays Easier

If your student’s in the midst of applying for colleges, you probably know there’s an essay involved. (At least one.) And maybe writing comes easily to your student…or maybe it’s a huge struggle. But either way, when your student is sitting in the living room, frustrated and stuck for words, here are 7 writing tips …

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Why YOU Should Attend Your Child’s Back-to-School Night

Getting ready for a new semester can be tedious. You’ve got to take your child back to school shopping, you need to get them all the right textbooks, AND you need to make sure they know how to get to all their classes. Amidst all the craziness, attending your child’s back-to-school night is probably the absolute LAST …

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Does My Child Need a Tutor? (6 Signs)

Another school year has just begun! That means it’s time to start driving your child to school again, attending parent-teacher conferences, going to school plays, packing PB & J in your child’s lunch box, and taking your child to soccer practice. But that’s not all that it means! With the start of a new school …

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Is My Child Getting Enough Sleep?

ZZZZZZzzzzzzZZZZZZzzzzzz… Whoops, sorry! Didn’t seeya there. I’ve been having a little trouble sleeping lately. I’ve just been so stressed and busy that I never have time anymore! What’s that you say? Your child’s been having trouble sleeping too? I’m not surprised… So many kids and teens aren’t getting their 8 hours anymore. I mean, between …

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Private vs Public Schools–Which is Best for Your Child’s Future?

As your child nears the age of 5, you’re going to have to make what might seem like one of the most important decisions of your life–where to send your kid to school. And, inevitably, you’ll have to pick a side of the private vs public schools coin. There are loads of wonderful schools out …

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9 Ways to Ease Your Child’s Transition to Middle School

Your child did it! They made it through elementary school with flying colors, and now they’re ready to embark on the next phase of their academic journey–the transition to middle school. Whoa! Where did the time go? And while I’m sure you’re excited–and your child is probably even more excited–it makes sense that they might be a …

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9 Important Questions to ask at Parent Teacher Conferences

You’ve put on your best outfit, fixed your hair, stared into the mirror, booked a sitter, kissed your kid, and you’re out the door for the night. Ooh–for a date? A movie? Dinner with a friend? Nope. A parent teacher conference. While these conferences are known for causing a whole host of emotions–excitement, anxiety, irritation–they’re …

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