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School Aged

Sidestep the Scariness of School

New beginnings are exciting but often nerve-wracking so don’t be surprised if your child seems a little jittery during the first few weeks of school. You might expect it, especially if it’s their first foray into the academic world, but sometimes you’ll find returning students are just as apprehensive. Not to worry, there are simple steps you can take to assure that both first-timers and veterans alike slide smoothly into class.

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Get Organized for Homework Now

School is just around the corner, and chances are you can still remember last year's homework woes.  This year, get a jump-start on homework organization before it becomes a hassle at your house.

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Let’s Talk: The Art of the Parent-Teacher Conference

A meeting between you and your child’s teacher can be a powerful tool for helping your child succeed in school. Whether scheduled by the school, requested by you or suggested by the teacher, such a meeting gives you a platform to learn about your child and to assert your child’s needs. Follow these nine guidelines for more productive (and even enjoyable) parent-teacher conferences.

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Make Time for Math Over the Summer Holidays

Where are children most likely to experience learning loss in the coming school year? Math or reading? If you guessed math, you are 100 per cent right.

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