3 Tips On How to Start the School Year Off On the Right Foot

School is right around the corner, and if you're like most parents, you probably can't wait until everyone is back at their desks, and gainfully occupied somewhere other than the living room.  But before you embrace a little freedom, it's worth it to start thinking of...

How to Talk to Teachers:

  It's been about a week since we started the new plan for N. In my previous post on problems in school, I wrote that N. was having trouble settling down during her first class period in first grade. While I bandied around a couple of solutions (which you can read...

3 Tips on How to Help Your Child Beat the Back to School Blues

Has your child got the back to school blues? It’s happened to every parent. Your preschooler or kindergartner waited with baited breath the entire summer until school started. They spent hours debating the merits of various book bags, and whether or not a pencil case...

The 3 Key Elements of Great Reading Comprehension

For some children, understanding what you read just sort of “happens.” There they were busily learning how to read words, and then sentences, and then - BOOM. Somehow those sentences morphed into paragraphs, chapters, and full-length novels that made a lot of sense....