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From Pool Time to School Time: Easing the Back-to-School Transition

As kids pack up their new backpacks, sharpen
 their pencils, and try on their new Fall clothes, most start to get excited about the first day of school. While the beginning of the school year is an exciting time and represents a new start, some kids may feel anxious about the unknown; a new teacher, new classmates, or a new school can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for them. But by using some of these simple strategies, you can help better prepare your kids for their first day of school and ease their concerns. 

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Getting Ready for Back to School

Before you know it, summer will be coming to an end and it will be time to prepare the kids to go back to school. The start of a new school year is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming for parents. Here are four steps to ensure a smoother transition from summer days to school days.

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Scattered or Focused? Why Are Executive Functions So Important?

Over the last 20 years, there has been a tremendous amount of research devoted to very important cognitive abilities responsible for school success. These innate abilities are called executive functions, and they control a person’s ability to stay focused, plan ahead, strategize, and recall information. Some students come by these skills naturally, while others need lots of support.

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Top 10 Titles to Inspire a New Hobby

A New Year means New Beginnings - ‘tis the season to explore new interests and new hobbies. Whether your child wishes to go it alone or whether you choose to get creative as a family, here are our top 10 books to inspire you to get crafty! 

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