So, by now your children are dealing with their own version of March Madness, also known as Standardized Testing (which will be followed, in many cases, by May Madness). You have helped them manage their test anxiety at home and school (please see my previous blog for tips and tactics). Now there’s the issue that’s […] Read more »
Making School Work For Your Child
Making School Work is for parents whose children struggle to work up to their potential in school because of learning issues, problems with attention or development, or social/emotional concerns. It offers useful information and “helpful hints” drawn from my experience evaluating children and working with parents for over 30 years. It will focus on giving parents tools so they can help their children succeed, in school and in life.
Please post your comments, and ask questions. It’s what teachers tell your children—put your hand up and ask, because there are probably other parents with the same questions!
It’s that time of year again. It’s spring, and things are growing—including the stresses on you and your child. Teachers are increasing the amount of new material they present, trying to cover all the curriculum before the end of school. Statewide and school achievement exams are given, larger research reports are assigned, and final exams […] Read more »
Most of us know when we’re coming down with a cold—we recognize the symptoms. If I’m getting lost (happens to me all the time!), I get this “uh-oh” feeling in my stomach—a clear sign that I need to get some better directions. So, how can parents tell if their child is “coming down” with a […] Read more »