Sept. 22, 2017

With so many misperceptions about giftedness, many parents believe that gifted kids are the straight-A students who are overachieving in every subject. This simply isn’t the case. If you know or suspect that you’re raising a gifted child, this article will shed light on some of the most common misperceptions surrounding giftedness to help you understand how to best support your little learner!

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Sept. 18, 2017

While it’s true that every child, regardless of level or label, need individualized learning, gifted kids need stimulation and mental challenges to keep them busy and learning. Check out the apps to support kids with various educational needs, including gifted and talented learners.

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Sept. 11, 2017

If your child has started school, you’ve no doubt heard of the acronym STEM. STEM programs have become a hot topic in education, as it stands for some of the most important career fields. While middle and high schools across the country are increasingly offering STEM programs, these programs are sorely lacking in elementary schools. 

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Sept. 4, 2017

Some think rewards are band aids, serving as just another way for parents to control or influence kids’ behavior.  Others think rewards can be used as a tool for learning. To look at the role of rewards in a child’s development, one must understand reward systems, and how to implement them in a way that isn’t simply bribery. Keep reading to find out how an effective rewards system can advance your child’s learning.

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Aug. 28, 2017

One of the greatest challenges of parenting school-aged kids is trying to engage the unengaged. This can lead to a frustrating cycle, causing strife for both parent and child. Here’s an article to address one of childhood’s most pressing issues: motivating the reluctant learners. Keep reading to find strategies to engage kids who are seemingly indifferent to learning. 

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Aug. 21, 2017

School is almost back in session, but for some kids making the transition back to the classroom can be an arduous task. If you have any concerns whatsoever about your child’s transition from summer to school, this article will offer helpful advice that responds to a wide range of special needs.  

 

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Aug. 14, 2017

August is here again, and it’s time to get to work! Kids everywhere are headed back to the classroom, and many of them are stepping foot into school for the very first time! Help your child get ahead by practicing the skills they need to be successful. 

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Aug. 7, 2017

You might have heard that kids can’t think critically. As parents, we’ve often heard that kids are concrete learners who simply aren’t ready to analyze or evaluate problems. Fortunately, educators and psychologists now think that kids can be taught to think critically, but must be taught the skill through explicit instruction. 

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July 31, 2017

Kids need to learn about money. Whether for future financial competence, or just for practice with math skills, money can teach kids a host of different skills and life lessons! Make teaching money fun for kids with the following ideas, designed especially with your child’s learning needs in mind. 

 

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July 24, 2017

As parents, we probably place the most emphasis on reading, writing, and math. While these subjects are no doubt important, sometimes we forget that learning about the world is just as important to our kids’ educational success, as well as raising informed citizens. But how do we add even more learning into our already packed schedules? 

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