How would you rate your memory? Excellent? Good? Fair? (Or perhaps you've already forgotten the question?!)Every day many demands are made on your child's memory--be it learning the sounds letters make, new words, math facts, or perhaps even difficult scientific formulas. For some, this complex and … [Read more...]
Final report cards are almost here, and with them comes an excellent opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate the growth and success your child has achieved at school this year. But what does success look like? Is it just about marks and favourable comments? Or are there other components, like … [Read more...]
Does Your Child Have a Learning Disability?
Is your child struggling in school, or perhaps in one or two specific subjects or areas? While there can be many reasons for this, one reason many children fail to achieve good grades in school is the existence of an undiagnosed learning disability. WHAT IS A LD? Learning disabilities come in many … [Read more...]
Tips to Support Struggling Learners
As a parent you hate to see your kids struggle--be it physically, emotionally, or academically. Luckily for them (and you) most of these times are likely short lived and your children soon forget. But what if struggle has become part of their daily lives .. especially at school? This month I'd like … [Read more...]
Helping Children Master the Basic Facts
Do you or your child still struggle with your basic facts? Does the thought of adding or subtracting two numbers in your head make you cringe? Every teacher knows someone who still counts on his/her fingers, or guesses when asked to calculate a simple addition or subtraction question. But it doesn't … [Read more...]
Are your teeth holding you back?
I spent most of my childhood and teenage years in a mass of wires and elastics thanks to the latest in orthodontia. I started with a retainer, then braces, a head gear at night (please tell me these things no longer exist), another retainer and then finally, a wire behind my bottom teeth that was … [Read more...]
5 Tips to Nurture Improved Thinking Skills
While the teaching of content such as math facts, grammar rules, and capital cities has always been part of the school experience, there is now a greater emphasis to also focus on the development of thinking skills. After all, learning how to analyze, evaluate, and come up with creative … [Read more...]
My Daily Success Habits
A positive mental attitude is key to living a healthy, well-balanced life. To achieve happiness and success you first must develop and maintain a positive mental attitude. One of the best ways you can do this is by implementing daily habits, and sticking with them, until they become … [Read more...]