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These blog posts are perfect for students of all ages - and their parents! Read about study tips, parenting, time management, and more.

How Tech Can Make Life Easier For Homeschool Parents
How Tech Can Make Life Easier For Homeschool Parents
by Michelle Baumgartner June 2019

Without the support of a traditional school, homeschool parents face special challenges in educating their children. There are many ways that technology can ease the burdens of homeschool organization, lesson planning, and staying connected to a homeschool community. This post explores a few of them.

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How to Use Your Child's Hobbies to Prevent the Summer Slide
How to Use Your Child's Hobbies to Prevent the Summer Slide
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Are you hoping to find a way to stop your child from spending the summer forgetting everything he or she learned during the previous school year? Check out this blog post for tips on how you can do so successfully by incorporating your child's hobbies into summer learning.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Evaluate Your Homeschool Methods
5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Evaluate Your Homeschool Methods
by Michelle Baumgartner June 2019

As the parent of a homeschool student, you rely on your own methods to impart the academic knowledge and understanding your child needs to succeed. Here are five questions to ask yourself to determine if your homeschool methods are successfully preparing your child for life beyond the classroom.

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Planning a Summer Vacation? Get Your Kids Involved & Make it a Learning Experience
Planning a Summer Vacation? Get Your Kids Involved & Make it a Learning Experience
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Are you in the midst of planning a summer vacation for you and your children? Take this opportunity to include your kids in the planning process and teach them several important lessons.

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5 Ways to Use National Book Lovers Day to Fight the Summer Slide
5 Ways to Use National Book Lovers Day to Fight the Summer Slide
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

We love books, and we hope you do, too! That's why we're planning to celebrate National Book Lovers Day this year. If you want to do the same, this blog post offers five ideas you can use with your children.

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6 Facts to Share With Your Children For National Women's Equality Day
6 Facts to Share With Your Children For National Women's Equality Day
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Looking for some interesting information to share with your children on National Women's Equality Day? Check out these six fascinating facts about women's achievements and rights that your kids will love.

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5 Ways to Get Your Child Excited for Back to School When You Homeschool
5 Ways to Get Your Child Excited for Back to School When You Homeschool
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Is your homeschool child feeling a little lackluster about the fact that the new school year is coming? If so, use these five tips to help stir up a little bit of enthusiasm.

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How to Use the End of Summer to Ease Into a Homeschool Routine
How to Use the End of Summer to Ease Into a Homeschool Routine
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Transitions are difficult, and there are few more challenging than going back to school after a fun summer vacation. Use the advantage of the flexibility of homeschooling when following these tips and easing into the homeschool routine.

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What to Do When Your Kid is Only Interested in One Thing
What to Do When Your Kid is Only Interested in One Thing
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Check out this blog post for unique ideas about how to get your singularly passionate child to explore other things when he or she has tunnel vision and only cares about one school subject or hobby.

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6 Facts That Can Help Your Child Learn About Nelson Mandela
6 Facts That Can Help Your Child Learn About Nelson Mandela
by Whitney Stovall May 2019

Nelson Mandela is a global symbol of peace. His story is an opportunity for your child to learn about leadership, sacrifice, and the importance of doing good for others. Keep reading to learn six facts that will make your child want to learn more about the man who changed the world.

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How to Help Your Child See the Pros of Summer School
How to Help Your Child See the Pros of Summer School
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Is your child feeling a little less than excited about having to attend summer school this year? This blog post offers advice on how to help them see the advantages of attending.

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7 Facts You Can Use to Make July Fourth More Educational
7 Facts You Can Use to Make July Fourth More Educational
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Are you hoping to have a fun and educational Fourth of July celebration with your family this year? This blog post offers interesting July Fourth facts you can share with your kids.

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8 Facts About Endangered Species to Share with Your Children
8 Facts About Endangered Species to Share with Your Children
by Michelle Baumgartner April 2019

Each year on May 17th, we observe Endangered Species Day to increase awareness of endangered species around the world. Here are eight facts about endangered species you can share with your children to help them understand the threats to biodiversity—and how they can help protect these species.

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How to Mentally Prepare Your Kids for a Summer That Will Include Learning
How to Mentally Prepare Your Kids for a Summer That Will Include Learning
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Telling your children that their summer is going to be a little bit more structured and include a few more more learning experiences than those of some of their peers can be a difficult process. Here are our tips for how to navigate this conversation successfully.

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How to Show Your Child's Teacher That They're Appreciated
How to Show Your Child's Teacher That They're Appreciated
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Are you looking for ways to make your child's teacher feel appreciated this Thank a Teacher Day? If so, this is the blog post for you. Check out our unique ideas!

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5 Signs That Your Child Is Involved in Too Many Activities - And What to Do About It
5 Signs That Your Child Is Involved in Too Many Activities - And What to Do About It
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Do you suspect that your school-age child might just have too many after-school activity commitments? Here's how you can know - and what you should do about it.

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7 Women You Should Teach Your Children About
7 Women You Should Teach Your Children About
by Whitney Stovall April 2019

Where the women go, the culture goes! Women throughout history have broken barriers and set the tone for future generations. Use this article as an opportunity to teach your child about seven women who have made their mark on the world.

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Take Advantage of the Spring Weather With These Family Learning Activities
Take Advantage of the Spring Weather With These Family Learning Activities
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Spring has officially sprung! Take advantage of the rising temperatures and fresh new plant life by getting outside with your family and trying out some of these fun learning activities.

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How to Help Your Child See That Homeschooling Will Be Good For Them
How to Help Your Child See That Homeschooling Will Be Good For Them
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Is your child about to start homeschooling for the first time? Are you in need of guidance as to how to talk to them about the positive aspects of this change? This blog post will help.

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Parents: Want to Encourage Your Young Writer At Home? Here's How!
Parents: Want to Encourage Your Young Writer At Home? Here's How!
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Is your child interested in writing, whether it be just for fun or as a potential career? If so, check out this blog post for ideas about how you can encourage him or her at home.

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How to Involve Your Child in Parent-Teacher Conferences
How to Involve Your Child in Parent-Teacher Conferences
by Whitney Stovall March 2019

Stop subscribing to the taboo that parent-teacher conferences are no place for a child and learn how you can involve your child in ways that will inspire leadership, self-discipline, and open communication.

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What to Do When Homework is Too Easy for Your Child
What to Do When Homework is Too Easy for Your Child
by Daisy Rogozinsky February 2019

Is your child feeling bored by the homework being assigned by his or her classroom teacher? This blog post offers a few ways you can approach this situation.

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How Parents Can Create Digital Citizenship Plans With Their Kids
How Parents Can Create Digital Citizenship Plans With Their Kids
by Debby Rice February 2019

Parents have the dual responsibility of modeling positive values in real time and preparing their kids for good digital citizenship. If your toddlers are already tapping and swiping, it's important that you start making digital citizenship an ongoing part of your family dialogue.

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What to Do When Your Child Isn't Interested in School Activities
What to Do When Your Child Isn't Interested in School Activities
by Daisy Rogozinsky February 2019

Is your high school student disinterested in participating in the activities that are available to him or her at school? Are you worried? If so, this blog post is for you. Check out our top tips for how to handle this situation.

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Going to a Parent-Teacher Conference? Here's How to Prep For It
Going to a Parent-Teacher Conference? Here's How to Prep For It
by Daisy Rogozinsky February 2019

If you have a parent-teacher conference coming up and want to make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible, you'll want to come prepared. This blog post includes some top tips on how to make sure you're ready.

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How to Handle Homeschooling Children of Different Ages
How to Handle Homeschooling Children of Different Ages
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Homeschooling is hard enough as it is, but balancing the needs of children of different ages makes the challenge all the more difficult. This blog post offers suggestions for how you can succeed when homeschooling your entire family.

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4 Hacks All Homeschool Parents Should Know About
4 Hacks All Homeschool Parents Should Know About
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Homeschooling can be tough, which is why it's important to do whatever you can to maximize your time, money, and effort. These four homeschool hacks will help you do just that.

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What to Do if Your Child Doesn't Like to Read
What to Do if Your Child Doesn't Like to Read
by Daisy Rogozinsky January 2019

Not everybody loves to read, but reading is a worthwhile endeavor for everybody. Check out this blog post for suggestions on what you can do if your child doesn't like to read.

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How To Help Your Child Feel Comfortable Raising Their Hand in Class
How To Help Your Child Feel Comfortable Raising Their Hand in Class
by Daisy Rogozinsky January 2019

Is your child shy? Is he or she uncomfortable raising their hand to speak in class? Here are our best tips for how you can help your little student overcome their discomfort.

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What to Do When Your Child Doesn't Like Learning
What to Do When Your Child Doesn't Like Learning
by Daisy Rogozinsky January 2019

If your child doesn't love (or even like) to learn, don't worry. This blog post covers a number of options for what you can do if you find yourself in this position.

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How to Use Extracurriculars to Find Your Future Career
How to Use Extracurriculars to Find Your Future Career
by Daisy Rogozinsky January 2019

Are you a high school student struggling to decide what you want to do for your career? Check out this blog post for some ideas for how to use afterschool activities to help you choose a job.

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How to Win the Homework Battle With Your Child
How to Win the Homework Battle With Your Child
by Erin Riskey January 2019

Attention, parents of students who'd rather do just about anything than homework! If homework time is making you want to pull your hair out, a) we feel your pain, and b) there's hope. Here we've compiled some handy tips that can make homework less of a battle in your household.

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6 Electives All High School Students Should Take
6 Electives All High School Students Should Take
by Daisy Rogozinsky January 2019

Read this blog post for ideas about which elective courses you should take in high school. From impressing colleges to preparing yourself for the working world, these courses are sure to make a difference in your life.

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Your Child's Class Notes Are Horrible - Here's How to Improve Them
Your Child's Class Notes Are Horrible - Here's How to Improve Them
by Daisy Rogozinsky January 2019

Do your child's notes look like the absent-minded scribbles of a long-time doctor? If this sounds familiar, this blog post is for you. Check out our top tips for ways to help improve your child's class notes.

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How to Show Your Kids the Importance of Lifelong Learning
How to Show Your Kids the Importance of Lifelong Learning
by Erin Riskey December 2018

It's long been said that we 'learn something new every day', but how can we show our kids why it's so important? In this post, we'll explore some ways to encourage and show your kids the importance of lifelong learning.

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6 Ways to Tell if Homeschooling is Right For Your Child
6 Ways to Tell if Homeschooling is Right For Your Child
by Michelle Baumgartner June 2019

Homeschooling can be a viable alternative to the public and private schools attended by most children. Parents decide to homeschool for a number of different reasons. Here are six ways you can tell if homeschooling is the right choice for your child.

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4 Ways to Focus on Education During Your Child's Winter Break
4 Ways to Focus on Education During Your Child's Winter Break
by Daisy Rogozinsky December 2018

Are you worried about making sure that your child's winter break is educational in addition to being fun? Here are four ways you can ensure that both education and engagement will be part of your child's winter.

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How to Fit Learning into Busy Holiday Schedules
How to Fit Learning into Busy Holiday Schedules
by Daisy Rogozinsky November 2018

You don't have to let your children's education take a back seat during the holiday season. Check out this blog post for our top tips for how to keep learning alive - even during the holidays.

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The Holiday Gifts Teachers Really Want
The Holiday Gifts Teachers Really Want
by Daisy Rogozinsky November 2018

The holidays are coming up, which means you might be thinking about what types of gifts to get your children's teachers. This blog post has ideas for gifts that are sure to be treasured by any teacher.

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4 Ways to Make Learning a Family Activity
4 Ways to Make Learning a Family Activity
by Erin Riskey November 2018

Learning is an opportunity typically open to anyone, but it can take on an entirely new meaning when it becomes a family activity. In this post, we'll look at four unique ways to make learning fun for the whole family.

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Thoughts Every Homeschool Parent Has Had
Thoughts Every Homeschool Parent Has Had
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Not all homeschooling experiences are the same, but there are some commonalities. Check out this blog post to see some thoughts every homeschool parent has.

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6 Books Your Entire Family Can Enjoy
6 Books Your Entire Family Can Enjoy
by Daisy Rogozinsky November 2018

If you're planning to celebrate National Family Literacy Month by reading books with your children, check out this blog post for six recommendations. They'll be fun for your entire family!

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When to Teach Your Kids About Elections
When to Teach Your Kids About Elections
by Erin Riskey October 2018

Teaching your kids about elections is an important job as a parent, but when is the right time to do it? Continue reading to find out when you should start discussing elections with your kids as well as how to go about it.

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How Far Can the Sunda Flying Lemur Glide?
How Far Can the Sunda Flying Lemur Glide?
by Jessica Lyons October 2018

Fun fact or fiction? The Sunda flying lemur can glide the length of two football fields. Do you think that's true? Keep reading to find out if it's a fun fact or fiction.

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5 Questions Parents Should Ask to Find Out How School's Going
5 Questions Parents Should Ask to Find Out How School's Going
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

Are you finding yourself frustrated when every day, you ask your child how school is going and keep getting the same old, empty, 'fine'? Step up your question game with these five options that will help you to get your child talking about his or her school life.

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Could an Ostrich Win a Fight With a Lion?
Could an Ostrich Win a Fight With a Lion?
by Jessica Lyons October 2018

Is this a fun fact or fiction? An ostrich can kill a lion. Is that true? Or did we make it up? Keep reading to find out and learn more about the ostrich.

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How to Successfully Transition to Homeschooling
How to Successfully Transition to Homeschooling
by Erin Riskey June 2019

Has your household decided to make the switch to homeschooling? Could you use some advice on how to make the transition as successful as possible? Check out our top-notch tips below.

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7 World History Facts That Will Amaze Your Kids
7 World History Facts That Will Amaze Your Kids
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2018

Looking for some interesting bits of information to share with your children? From Ancient Egypt to outer space, check out these seven amazing facts from world history that your kids will love.

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What High Schoolers at all Levels Should Be Doing to Prep for College Application Season
What High Schoolers at all Levels Should Be Doing to Prep for College Application Season
by Erin Riskey September 2018

Preparing for college isn't something to take lightly, nor can it happen overnight. In today's post, we'll learn what high schoolers at all grade levels should be doing to ready themselves for college application season.

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7 Ways Parents Can Make Trick-or-Treating Educational
7 Ways Parents Can Make Trick-or-Treating Educational
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Every child loves trick-or-treating but, as a parent, it might not seem like the healthiest or most productive activity. Here are our suggestions for seven ways that you can make trick-or-treating educational this Halloween.

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What to Do When Your Elementary Student Already Seems to Know Everything
What to Do When Your Elementary Student Already Seems to Know Everything
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Do you have a child who seems to soak up knowledge? Does he or she know just about everything about everything? Here are a few ways you can engage your little genius.

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5 Things Parents Should Do to Help Their Child Pick a College
5 Things Parents Should Do to Help Their Child Pick a College
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2018

Are you wondering how you can best help your child decide which college or university to attend? Here are our suggestions for five ways you can be of assistance.

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4 Things to Do if You Can't Afford Your Child's First Choice College
4 Things to Do if You Can't Afford Your Child's First Choice College
by Michelle Baumgartner September 2018

As a parent, you want to make your child's college dreams a reality. But what can you do if you can't afford your child's first choice college? Here are four realistic options for parents to consider as they determine the financial feasibility of their child's college plans.

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6 Ways Teachers Can Get Students Excited for the New School Year
6 Ways Teachers Can Get Students Excited for the New School Year
by Erin Riskey November 2018

When it comes to a new school year, many teachers would probably agree that getting students enthused about learning is one of their biggest challenges. Here we've compiled six sure-fire methods that teachers can use to up the excitement factor for their students as the new school year begins.

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8 Animal Facts That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds
8 Animal Facts That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds
by Michelle Baumgartner November 2018

Your child has a wild imagination and a voracious appetite for odd trivia, and shares these gifts generously. Take a turn at dumbfounding your child with these eight bizarre facts from a rich natural source of astonishing factoids: the animal kingdom.

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5 Learning Resources For Your Child With Social Anxiety
5 Learning Resources For Your Child With Social Anxiety
by Michelle Baumgartner August 2018

Affecting focus and memory, and often accompanied by depression and a panic disorder, social anxiety is a serious condition that can have a negative impact on your child's learning. These five learning resources can help your child cope, both in and out of the classroom.

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6 Educators Share Their Perspectives on Homework Bans
6 Educators Share Their Perspectives on Homework Bans
by Jessica Lyons August 2018

As more schools decide to ban homework, the debate continues on whether such policies are helping or hurting students. Find out what education professionals think of these bans.

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4 Signs Your Child is Behind in School
4 Signs Your Child is Behind in School
by Michelle Baumgartner December 2018

A child who has fallen behind with schoolwork needs help now, before the situation becomes unmanageable and a whole grade must be repeated. Your vigilance in spotting these four signs that your child is behind in school can make all the difference in resolving academic struggles.

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What to Do if Your Child Doesn't Like Their Teacher
What to Do if Your Child Doesn't Like Their Teacher
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

Has your child ever come home from school unhappy because he or she can't get along with the teacher? We know this situation might be daunting. Here's how we suggest handling it.

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5 Ways to Ease the Hectic Morning Routine During Back to School
5 Ways to Ease the Hectic Morning Routine During Back to School
by Daisy Rogozinsky November 2018

Back to school is a frenetic and exciting time for students and parents alike. If you're dreading the inevitably hectic mornings to come, check out our five tips for how to ease your morning routine.

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5 Movies To Get Your Kids Pumped for Back to School
5 Movies To Get Your Kids Pumped for Back to School
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2018

The school year is approaching. Is your child dreading it? If so, check out this list of five movies that will get your little student excited to go back to school.

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What 'Mean Girls' Can Teach You About Back to School
What 'Mean Girls' Can Teach You About Back to School
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2018

Before you go back to high school this year, take a couple of hours to watch Mean Girls. Then check out this article about what the movie can teach you.

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The Pros & Cons of Homework Bans
The Pros & Cons of Homework Bans
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2018

Homework might seem like an inevitable part of school, but more and more schools are banning it from their classrooms. Read on to find out the pros and cons of homework bans.

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4 Ways to Encourage Learning at Home After a Homework Ban
4 Ways to Encourage Learning at Home After a Homework Ban
by Erin Riskey July 2018

Whether you're dealing firsthand with a homework ban or might face one in the future, you may be wondering how it could affect your students academically. Check out these four ways to encourage learning at home after a homework ban has been put into effect.

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5 Summer Activities That Are Fun And Help Kids Learn
5 Summer Activities That Are Fun And Help Kids Learn
by Bill Sands December 2018

Summertime is a great opportunity for children to relax, but they also need to stay sharp mentally. Use these fun activities to help kids continue learning over summer vacation without sacrificing their chance to have a good time.

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If Professional Athletes Went to Hogwarts, Which House Would They Be In?
If Professional Athletes Went to Hogwarts, Which House Would They Be In?
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2018

Have you ever wondered which Hogwarts house your favorite professional athlete would be sorted into? Well, wonder no more! Here are our picks for eight famous athletes' houses.

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5 Things You Learned in School That Your Child Won't
5 Things You Learned in School That Your Child Won't
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2018

When you were in school, did you ever find yourself shaking your head at the totally unnecessary things your teacher was forcing you to learn? Well, schools may have finally listened. Read on to find out the 5 things you learned in school that your child probably won't.

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5 Tips to Help Your Child Avoid the Summer Slump
5 Tips to Help Your Child Avoid the Summer Slump
by Erin Riskey May 2018

With summer on the horizon, it's time to start thinking about the dreaded summer slump, also known as the summer slide. How can you prevent your child from forgetting what he or she has learned and encourage summer learning? Read on for five tips that can help your child avoid the summer slump.

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Debunking the Myth of the Permanent Record
Debunking the Myth of the Permanent Record
by Erin Riskey March 2018

There has long been a myth surrounding the permanent record for students in school. Is it really permanent? Will it greatly affect your future? What does it include? Here, we'll answer those questions and debunk the myth of the permanent record by exploring its function, characteristics, and lifespan.

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5 Tips for Color-Coding Your Notes
5 Tips for Color-Coding Your Notes
by Michelle Baumgartner March 2018

Color-coding your notes can help you organize information more effectively and study more efficiently. Optimize your color-coding system and make it a highlight of your study strategy by using the five tips in this article.

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5 Birthday Party Tips for Children with ADHD
5 Birthday Party Tips for Children with ADHD
by Erin Riskey February 2018

Throwing a birthday party for a child with ADHD requires some special considerations and proper planning. Today we'll explore five tips that can help you organize and execute a memorable, fun birthday party for your ADHD child and their guests.

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What if My Child Was Misdiagnosed With ADHD?
What if My Child Was Misdiagnosed With ADHD?
by Amanda Johnson February 2018

If your child has been misdiagnosed with ADHD, don't blame yourself. Instead, continue supporting your child's health and well-being, and share your story with other parents to help raise awareness of a growing concern - that too many children are receiving false ADHD diagnoses.

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How Important is it for My ADHD Child to be Around Others with ADHD?
How Important is it for My ADHD Child to be Around Others with ADHD?
by Rachel Tustin February 2018

As a parent, it's normal to wonder if it would help them to be around other kids with ADHD. It's true for any parent who has a learning disabled child. However, depending on your reason, it may not be the magical cure you wish it to be.

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How Many Hours of Screen Time Should I Allow my Child with ADHD to Have?
How Many Hours of Screen Time Should I Allow my Child with ADHD to Have?
by Bill Sands February 2018

Children have far more access to digital media now than at any point in history. If you're wondering how many hours of screen time is right for your ADHD child and what you can do to limit it, read on for more information.

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Using Timers to Help Kids with ADHD Finish Their Homework and Chores
Using Timers to Help Kids with ADHD Finish Their Homework and Chores
by Rachel Tustin February 2018

If you have a child with ADHD, you probably struggle with getting them to finish tasks like chores and homework. A timer can be a powerful tool to help them complete tasks not only as children but also as adults.

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10 Books Children With ADHD Will Love
10 Books Children With ADHD Will Love
by Michelle Baumgartner February 2018

Many children with ADHD are unwilling to read, especially for pleasure. How can they learn to enjoy reading? Try this list of lively books that ADHD children will love.

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How to Help Your ADHD Child Transition Into Elementary School Smoothly
How to Help Your ADHD Child Transition Into Elementary School Smoothly
by Rachel Tustin January 2018

Transitioning your child with ADHD to elementary school can be a stressful time of their lives. However, with some planning, you can help your child be ready to embrace their new school routine prepared and with a positive attitude.

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How Will Caffeine Affect My ADHD Child?
How Will Caffeine Affect My ADHD Child?
by Amanda Johnson January 2018

Too much caffeine in children can create ADHD-like symptoms or an increase in current symptoms for children with ADHD. However, when used appropriately, caffeine can have some positive effects on children with ADHD.

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Does Technology Help or Hurt Children with ADHD?
Does Technology Help or Hurt Children with ADHD?
by Michelle Baumgartner January 2018

As a parent in a world dominated by smartphones and tablets, you may worry about the impact of technology on your ADHD child. While there are definite concerns, some of technology's benefits may surprise you.

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3 Tips for Putting Your ADHD Child to Bed That Actually Work
3 Tips for Putting Your ADHD Child to Bed That Actually Work
by Bill Sands January 2018

Getting children with ADHD to settle down and fall asleep is far from an easy task. The following suggestions contain helpful advice that can get your children into bed and make sure that they stay there.

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What to Do When Your ADHD Child is Diagnosed with Depression
What to Do When Your ADHD Child is Diagnosed with Depression
by Rachel Tustin January 2018

When your child has ADHD, life takes on a layer of stress. If they get a diagnosis of depression, it can feel a bit like things are falling apart. However, its important to not jump to conclusions and focus on building your knowledge and support systems.

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How to Explain an ADHD Diagnosis to Your Young Child
How to Explain an ADHD Diagnosis to Your Young Child
by Michelle Baumgartner November 2018

After a battery of diagnostic tests, you finally have your child's diagnosis: ADHD. Now you have to explain the complexities of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to your young child. These suggestions and resources can help.

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How to Help Your ADHD Child Stop Procrastinating
How to Help Your ADHD Child Stop Procrastinating
by Michelle Baumgartner January 2018

ADHD children are prone to procrastination, which negatively affects school performance and life at home. Find out how you can help your ADHD child overcome tardy tendencies.

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Fun Ways to Avoid the Curve of Forgetting Over the Summer
Fun Ways to Avoid the Curve of Forgetting Over the Summer
by Rachel Tustin January 2018

For ADHD children, the summer slide is a huge concern for parents and teachers. Here are some fun ways to curb the summer slide and engage children who struggle with the symptoms of ADHD.

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How to Cope with Marriage Stress Caused by Parenting a Child with ADHD
How to Cope with Marriage Stress Caused by Parenting a Child with ADHD
by Bill Sands November 2017

Raising a child with ADHD can place an enormous strain on your marriage. Use these helpful tips to find ways to manage the stress and raise your child without compromising your romantic relationships.

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Will Online Family Therapy Help Us Cope with Our Child's ADHD?
Will Online Family Therapy Help Us Cope with Our Child's ADHD?
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

With the busy lives families lead today, there is a lot of stress - especially if you have a child with ADHD. As a result, you may be considering online family therapy as a viable option. However, you want to make an informed decision to see if it works for your family first!

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How White Noise Helps Kids with ADHD Succeed Academically
How White Noise Helps Kids with ADHD Succeed Academically
by Michelle Baumgartner November 2017

Auditory distractions can negatively impact your ADHD child's academic performance. A certain kind of sound, called white noise, may block out those distractions and help your child focus on schoolwork.

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How to Tell the Difference Between Psychological Trauma and ADHD
How to Tell the Difference Between Psychological Trauma and ADHD
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

Psychological trauma and ADHD have many overlapping symptoms. However, it is important that diagnosticians distinguish between the two and recognize the perils of misdiagnosis in the lives of children.

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Do Children with ADHD Have A Harder Time Following Instructions?
Do Children with ADHD Have A Harder Time Following Instructions?
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

A diagnosis of ADHD creates many challenges for children, from impulse control to the most basic task of following directions. However, while children with ADHD will struggle in varying degrees to follow directions, there are some strategies to make it easier for them to do so.

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Should I Limit the Amount of Time My Child with ADHD Spends on the Internet?
Should I Limit the Amount of Time My Child with ADHD Spends on the Internet?
by Bill Sands October 2017

Kids today spend more time than ever browsing the web, leading parents to wonder how much is too much. If you want to limit the amount of time your child spends online, you need to be able to present appealing alternatives that will draw your child away from the screen.

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Is ADHD Overdiagnosed in Today's Children?
Is ADHD Overdiagnosed in Today's Children?
by Rachel Tustin November 2017

If you are a parent of a child with ADHD, the news may make you wonder. We are barraged with information about ADHD, treatments, and even tales of misdiagnosis. So you may wonder if children are being misdiagnosed with ADHD. There are reasons why you should wonder.

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Will My Child with ADHD Struggle to Learn to Read?
Will My Child with ADHD Struggle to Learn to Read?
by Michelle Baumgartner December 2017

ADHD may make learning to read particularly challenging for your child. Learn to recognize signs that your ADHD child is having difficulty with reading readiness, and find out how you can help your child learn to read.

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Should I Allow My Child with ADHD to Have Coffee?
Should I Allow My Child with ADHD to Have Coffee?
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

A great debate that comes up amongst parents of kids with ADHD is whether or not they should have coffee. With arguments both for and against, there are some serious issues you want to consider as a parent before letting your child with ADHD have coffee.

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Can Music Help Children with ADHD Focus While Studying?
Can Music Help Children with ADHD Focus While Studying?
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

Children with ADHD often have a hard time studying. While your impulse as a parent may be to use silence to help your child study, that may not be the best solution. Music offers certain benefits and may help your child focus.

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Preparing Your Teenager with ADHD to Move Out for the First Time
Preparing Your Teenager with ADHD to Move Out for the First Time
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

Having a child move out on their own for the first time is challenging, especially when your child has ADHD. You can't necessarily trust they will figure it out on their own. Instead, take steps ahead of time to be sure they are prepared for all sorts of situations in life.

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5 Tips for Helping Your ADHD Child Deal with the College Transition
5 Tips for Helping Your ADHD Child Deal with the College Transition
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

The college transition is especially hard for children with ADHD. However, there are some tried and true tips to make the transition a lot smoother for your child and your family.

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It's Not Your Fault: How to Relieve Guilt About Your Child's ADHD
It's Not Your Fault: How to Relieve Guilt About Your Child's ADHD
by Michelle Baumgartner December 2017

As the parent of an ADHD child, you may be plagued with feelings of guilt for many reasons. Let go of those guilty feelings and use these self-care strategies to help you stay positive as you parent your ADHD child.

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Would My Child with ADHD Benefit From Smart Watches and Other Devices?
Would My Child with ADHD Benefit From Smart Watches and Other Devices?
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

With the availability of smart devices, you may be considering getting one for your child with ADHD. Before you plunge into that possibly expensive purchase, consider how a smart device can be helpful and exactly what features your child would truly benefit from.

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Will My ADHD Child Have a Hard Time Learning How to Drive?
Will My ADHD Child Have a Hard Time Learning How to Drive?
by Amanda Johnson September 2017

Teens in general have a hard time with driving due to their age, inexperience, and undeveloped ability to think quickly in critical situations. Adding a learning disability such as ADHD to the mix only creates a larger hurdle for teens to jump, but it's not impossible.

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Are My Child's Sleep Problems Related to Their ADHD?
Are My Child's Sleep Problems Related to Their ADHD?
by Michelle Baumgartner November 2017

ADHD and sleep problems are interrelated. Learn how your child's ADHD may be causing sleep disruption, and how disrupted sleep can make ADHD symptoms worse for your child.

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Taking Care of a Child With ADHD on a Low Income
Taking Care of a Child With ADHD on a Low Income
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

Raising a child with ADHD is challenging enough if you have the resources; for low-income families, it can feel hopeless. Fortunately, there is convenient access to resources that help low-income families care for children with ADHD.

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Would My ADHD Child Benefit From a Tutor?
Would My ADHD Child Benefit From a Tutor?
by Michelle Baumgartner September 2017

Tutoring can improve your ADHD child's school performance in a number of ways, making attention and organizational issues less daunting and providing the tools for academic success. Use these guidelines to determine if a tutor may be right for your child.

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How Can I Help My ADHD Child Interact With Other Children With ADHD?
How Can I Help My ADHD Child Interact With Other Children With ADHD?
by Bill Sands September 2017

There are several opportunities for children with ADHD to meet one another, but parents are not always aware of their existence. Check out these fun activities and programs that support interaction between ADHD children.

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Finding the Right Creative Outlet for Your ADHD Child
Finding the Right Creative Outlet for Your ADHD Child
by Michelle Baumgartner November 2017

ADHD can leave your child brimming with excess energy, impulsiveness, and personal frustration. Help your child discover a creative outlet that will help strengthen their focus and improve self-esteem, among other benefits.

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Is My ADHD Child at Higher Risk for Bullying?
Is My ADHD Child at Higher Risk for Bullying?
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

Bullying in all shapes and sizes is a common concern for parents today. From face to face confrontations, to cyber bullying, there are many opportunities for our children to be bullied. However, when your child has ADHD you have legitimate reasons to be concerned they may be at risk for bullying.

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Apps That Might Help Your ADHD Child
Apps That Might Help Your ADHD Child
by Rachel Tustin November 2017

Children with ADHD face all sorts of challenges in their lives. As parents, it can be frustrating because we want to be there every minute to help them. Thankfully, there are many apps that can help your child with ADHD be successful in the classroom, and in life.

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Does the Pomodoro Technique Help Children with ADHD?
Does the Pomodoro Technique Help Children with ADHD?
by Michele Vrouvas December 2017

Helping ADHD students power through school work might not have been Francesco Cirillo's motive for creating The Pomodoro Technique. But his pioneering time-management tool might do just that.

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How to Be a Good Example for Your ADHD Child
How to Be a Good Example for Your ADHD Child
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

In life, our children emulate our behavior from the time they are young well into adulthood. When your child has ADHD, it is extremely important to be a good example. We need to show by our example how to manage ourselves and make good choices.

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ADD vs. ADHD: How to Interpret Your Child's Diagnosis
ADD vs. ADHD: How to Interpret Your Child's Diagnosis
by Zach Griffin December 2017

Parents increasingly find their children diagnosed with ADHD. Yet, many parents remain unclear on the differences between ADD and ADHD and what it means for their children.

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Is It Possible to Develop ADHD as a Teenager?
Is It Possible to Develop ADHD as a Teenager?
by Amanda Johnson July 2017

Teenagers experience numerous changes physically and mentally as they mature. However, what some believe to be signs of adolescence may actually be symptoms of ADHD. Developing ADHD as a teenager is possible and it's more common than people may think.

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How Much Sleep Does My ADHD Child Need?
How Much Sleep Does My ADHD Child Need?
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

Children with ADHD face a lot of challenges in life, with sleep often being one of them. The symptoms of their condition often conspire to keep them awake at night. As a result, you may wonder if your child is getting enough sleep? Unfortunately, there is no easy answer.

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Jobs That Might Be a Good Fit for Your ADHD Child
Jobs That Might Be a Good Fit for Your ADHD Child
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

As a parent, you may wonder what jobs are a good fit for your child with ADHD. Rest assured that whatever their interests, there is a job that will utilize their talents and meet the needs they have with their ADHD diagnosis.

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Successful People With ADHD Your Child Can Look Up To
Successful People With ADHD Your Child Can Look Up To
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

Children with ADHD often have periods where they feel as if there is no hope for living a successful life. However, there are many examples of successful people who found strategies to work in their chosen fields while managing the challenges of ADHD.

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What to Do When a Teacher Ignores Your Child's ADHD
What to Do When a Teacher Ignores Your Child's ADHD
by Michele Vrouvas June 2017

ADHD parents have every right to expect a teacher will accommodate their child's learning style. But if your child's teacher isn't doing so, here are some ideas for getting him on board.

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Do Fidget Spinners Help Students with ADHD?
Do Fidget Spinners Help Students with ADHD?
by Rachel Tustin December 2017

Fidget spinners are being sold everywhere, including online and in retail stores under the guise of helping students with ADHD focus better. The question is, are they a toy faze or a useful tool for managing ADHD?

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How Do I Know If My Child Has a Language Delay?
How Do I Know If My Child Has a Language Delay?
by Michele Vrouvas November 2017

If your ADHD child was slow to start speaking, she may have a language delay that interferes with learning. Knowing the signs of this disorder can help you intervene at the right time.

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Is Boarding School for ADHD a Fit for My Child?
Is Boarding School for ADHD a Fit for My Child?
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant May 2017

Education is a huge part of a child's life, but parents of an ADHD child think about school more than most. If you've explored multiple educational options and found them lacking, you might be asking yourself, is boarding school for ADHD a good fit for my child?

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Need Help Choosing a Preschool for Your Kid with ADHD?
Need Help Choosing a Preschool for Your Kid with ADHD?
by Rachel Tustin May 2017

It is during preschool that students learn fundamental skills that will carry them into kindergarten and beyond. So when you have a child with ADHD, you want their preschool to be a good fit. When you are selecting a preschool for your child with ADHD, look at philosophy, ratios, and learning activities.

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How to Choose a Summer Camp for Kids with ADHD
How to Choose a Summer Camp for Kids with ADHD
by Bill Sands April 2017

Summer camp can be a valuable learning opportunity for your ADHD child, but only if you select the proper camp. Pick up some tips on how to choose the perfect summer experience for your child.

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Motivate Your ADHD Child by Recognizing Their Achievements
Motivate Your ADHD Child by Recognizing Their Achievements
by Michelle Baumgartner March 2017

For a child with ADHD, frustration often gets in the way of motivation. Use these techniques to help your ADHD child overcome frustration and focus on achievement.

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Is Homework More Important for Students with ADHD?
Is Homework More Important for Students with ADHD?
by Michele Vrouvas March 2017

Unless you've inhabited Mars these past twenty years, you've heard about the homework debate. But this push-and-pull over the value of after-school assignments has bypassed students with learning deficits. If you're a parent trying to decide whether homework is important for your ADHD kid, here are some things to consider.

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Are Internships the Right Experience for an ADHD Kid?
Are Internships the Right Experience for an ADHD Kid?
by Michelle Baumgartner March 2017

An internship can be a rewarding experience for your ADHD child. With your guidance, an internship can teach them real-world job skills, and be an invaluable first step toward a successful career.

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How to Improve Your ADHD Child's Self-Esteem
How to Improve Your ADHD Child's Self-Esteem
by Erin Riskey March 2017

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can experience several unfortunate effects, one of which being reduced self-esteem. If you are a parent looking for ways to improve your ADHD child's self-esteem, continue reading for some practical pointers.

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5 Extracurricular Activities to Help Your ADHD Child Work on Their Ability to Focus
5 Extracurricular Activities to Help Your ADHD Child Work on Their Ability to Focus
by Megan Patton March 2017

Extracurricular activities can help your child learn new skills, socialize, and have some fun. Some extracurriculars can be overwhelming or maybe feel a little over-coached, but others can help your ADHD child with their ability to focus.

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Helping Your ADHD Child Cope with Being Bullied
Helping Your ADHD Child Cope with Being Bullied
by Michele Vrouvas October 2018

As if having a brain disorder isn't enough for your child to deal with, he also has to handle being bullied. And ADHD kids are magnets for the aggressive taunting and physical abuse that some kids have no problem dishing out. If bullies have targeted your child, here are ways to help him cope.

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Your Child with ADHD Doesn't Want to Go Back to School. Now What?
Your Child with ADHD Doesn't Want to Go Back to School. Now What?
by Rachel Tustin March 2017

Children with ADHD can face all sorts of challenges in school, which may lead them to say 'no' altogether to formal education. However, as a parent, there are strategies and resources to help you work through the situation and achieve positive results.

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Finding the Best College for Your Child with ADHD
Finding the Best College for Your Child with ADHD
by Amanda Johnson March 2017

Choosing the best college for your child can be a difficult task, especially when it comes to finding a school with the best ADHD support services. Here's a list of steps to take, key questions to ask, and tips to keep in mind when starting your search.

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Should Your Child with ADHD Live on Campus in College?
Should Your Child with ADHD Live on Campus in College?
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant November 2017

Adjusting to college can be challenging for any child. If your child has ADHD, it may seem downright impossible. One important factor - where your child will live - must be considered when thinking about college, which we'll discuss here.

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The 5 Best Extracurricular Activities for Your Child with ADHD
The 5 Best Extracurricular Activities for Your Child with ADHD
by Amanda Johnson March 2017

Extracurricular activities can help ADHD kids learn to release stress, burn excessive energy, and maintain focus. Matching the right activity with the child's needs and interests is key. Here's a list of the top five activities for children with ADHD.

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How to Prepare Your ADHD Child for Having a College Roommate
How to Prepare Your ADHD Child for Having a College Roommate
by Michelle Baumgartner November 2017

When your child has ADHD, sharing a college dorm with a roommate can be especially challenging. Careful planning will help your child ease more confidently into a positive relationship with their new roommate.

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Simple Ideas for Teaching Teamwork to Children with ADHD
Simple Ideas for Teaching Teamwork to Children with ADHD
by Michele Vrouvas February 2017

Teamwork and learning. How do you use one to teach the other for kids who have problems with both? It's a dilemma for parents because ADHD students can lose focus when working in groups. Here are simple ways to collaborate with your child's teacher and approach the problem.

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How to Keep Yourself Organized So You Can Help Your ADHD Kid Do the Same
How to Keep Yourself Organized So You Can Help Your ADHD Kid Do the Same
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant February 2017

ADHD students need organization. Therefore, as the parent, you need organization. Read on for tips on how to keep yourself organized so you can help your ADHD kid do the same.

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How to Help Your ADHD Teen with Their College Applications
How to Help Your ADHD Teen with Their College Applications
by Abree Murch February 2017

The college application process can be daunting for a teen with ADHD. As a parent, there are a few simple things you can do to help your child achieve their goals.

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How to Decide if an ADHD Coach is Right for Your Child
How to Decide if an ADHD Coach is Right for Your Child
by Megan Patton February 2017

ADHD doesn't need to be a big life hurdle for you or your child. There are many different interventions and programs for children with ADHD, including one on one coaching. Could ADHD Coaching be right for your child?

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How Video Games Help Children with ADHD Study & Have Fun
How Video Games Help Children with ADHD Study & Have Fun
by Amanda Johnson February 2017

Playing video games can increase cognitive skills and improve study habits for children with ADHD. Video games provide a fun outlet for kids while increasing their ability to retain information, solve problems, manage time, and study better.

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How I Got My Child with ADHD Involved in Sports
How I Got My Child with ADHD Involved in Sports
by Rachel Tustin February 2017

Sports can be a therapeutic tool if you have children with ADHD. They teach teamwork, and build confidence. However, you have to be willing to explore sports out of your comfort zone to find the best fit for your ADHD child.

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Relaxation Techniques That Helped My ADHD Child Focus in Class
Relaxation Techniques That Helped My ADHD Child Focus in Class
by Rachel Tustin February 2017

ADHD children often struggle with anxiety, which interferes with their ability to focus in all kinds of situations. Teaching your child relaxation techniques can go a long way to improving their focus inside and outside the classroom.

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Help with Learning a Foreign Language for Children with ADHD
Help with Learning a Foreign Language for Children with ADHD
by Michele Vrouvas February 2017

Many ADHD kids struggle to speak, read, and write in their native languages. Why would learning a foreign one be any different? When grammar-based methods fall short, some foreign language teachers are modifying the curriculum to better suit at-risk learners.

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Find the Right Tutor for Your ADHD Child Quickly & Painlessly
Find the Right Tutor for Your ADHD Child Quickly & Painlessly
by Rachel Tustin February 2017

Finding a tutor for your child with ADHD can be challenging, if you don't know where to start looking. However, if you understand what resources in your community to tap into, finding a tutor can be a quick and painless experience.

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How to Help Your Teenager with ADHD Find a Mentor
How to Help Your Teenager with ADHD Find a Mentor
by Rachel Tustin February 2017

Students with ADHD face unique challenges in their lives, both academic and social. Finding a mentor can be challenging for any parent, but if you use all of the resources at your disposal, you can find a mentor who will mesh well with your teenager.

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Tips for Teaching Your ADHD Child to Read Sheet Music
Tips for Teaching Your ADHD Child to Read Sheet Music
by Bill Sands November 2017

Learning to read sheet music can be a rewarding and entertaining endeavor, especially for children with ADHD. Learn more about the benefits of this subject, and pick up some tips on teaching your ADHD child.

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Use Routine to Help Your ADHD Child Start the Day Off Right
Use Routine to Help Your ADHD Child Start the Day Off Right
by Michele Vrouvas February 2017

It's a topic that for most parents needs no explanation. Slogging through a before-school routine can challenge ADHD kids who naturally resist structure. How do you dodge conflict and instill sound habits during the morning crunch time? It just takes practice, say the experts.

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Dealing with Anger in Your ADHD Child
Dealing with Anger in Your ADHD Child
by Michele Vrouvas February 2017

Slamming doors and stomping feet are ways that many kids respond to unpleasant situations. But ADHD kids are more likely to resort to anger, which can upset family harmony. Here are some steps you as a parent can take to prevent your ADHD kid from reaching the boiling point.

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What Studies Say About Your ADHD Child's Diet & Behavior
What Studies Say About Your ADHD Child's Diet & Behavior
by Amanda Johnson January 2017

Research shows that diet can play an important role in the life of a child with ADHD. Foods containing additives can cause an increase in symptoms while foods rich in protein can alleviate symptoms. Understanding food's role in behavior is key for parents with ADHD children.

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How Technology Can Help Your ADHD Student Stay Focused
How Technology Can Help Your ADHD Student Stay Focused
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant December 2018

Technology can help ADHD students stay focused by providing engaging, fun ways to learn and build concentration skills and reminders to stay on task. Read on for a variety of apps, gadgets, and other tools to use in the classroom and at home.

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Simple Test-Taking Tips for Your ADHD Kid
Simple Test-Taking Tips for Your ADHD Kid
by Amanda Johnson January 2017

Kids with ADHD experience high levels of anxiety, discouragement and negative self-evaluation when it comes to test taking. Parents can help their children overcome this anxiety through the following simple tips.

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The Secret to Raising Your ADHD Kid to Be Well-Behaved
The Secret to Raising Your ADHD Kid to Be Well-Behaved
by Rachel Tustin January 2017

Sometimes it may feel that way, but raising a child with ADHD to be a well-behaved child is not impossible. You just need to develop strategies for developing positive behaviors, while curbing negative ones.

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How Peer Work & Partnering Up Can Help ADHD Students
How Peer Work & Partnering Up Can Help ADHD Students
by Rachel Tustin January 2017

Students with ADHD face challenges when they go into the classroom. Using deliberately structured peer work and partnering activities can help ADHD children overcome their challenges, and find academic success.

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5 Tips to Increase Your ADHD Student's Motivation to Study
5 Tips to Increase Your ADHD Student's Motivation to Study
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant January 2017

For students with ADHD, getting started on studying can be the most difficult part of the process. However, there are ways to increase motivation that are effective with ADHD students. Read on for some specific tips.

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How a Daily Planner Can Help Your ADHD Kid Stay Organized
How a Daily Planner Can Help Your ADHD Kid Stay Organized
by Erin Riskey January 2017

Many parents of children with ADHD could probably agree that organization is not their child's strongest quality. Thankfully there are tools that can help. Read on to learn how a daily planner can keep your ADHD kid organized in school and beyond.

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