After school meltdowns why they happen and how to avoid them

Avoid After School Meltdowns: 5 Tips and Tricks

Wondering how to avoid the dreaded after school meltdowns? First, it’s important to understand why kids often struggle when they get home from school: Kids are under an unbelievable amount of pressure today.  Academics in school are rigorous, there aren’t enough hours in the day to play and release energy and our expectations as a society continue to crawl higher

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Help! Homework!

Picture this, it’s eight o’clock at night, your second grader is supposed to be in bed. Everyone is tense and angry.  Tears are being shed. You wipe your eyes and blow your nose and press on. What is happening here? That’s right, you guessed it.  It’s homework time. Your child has a simple assignment to write a paragraph on the

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How Parents Can Help With School

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. When parents and families are involved in their children’s schools, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school. In fact, many studies show that what the family does is more important to a child’s school success than how much money the family makes or

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Back to School

Some children look forward look forward to the prospect of heading back to school after a long summer to see their friends. However, for some kids, this can be a source of anxiety, especially if it’s their first time going to school (here are some tips for avoiding after-school meltdowns). Here are several ways to prepare your little ones for

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