IS STUDYING GIVING YOU A HEADACHE? Six Study Remedies

IS STUDYING GIVING YOU A HEADACHE? Six Study Remedies

How do children learn? Step by step. Lesson by lesson. Skill by skill. Some students will be better at certain academic aspects than others. This is what makes each student unique. This can also keep some students from learning what they need to learn.

 
How to be the Best CEO for your Family

How to be the Best CEO for your Family

It’s time for your promotion to CEO. I’m not talking about becoming a Chief Executive Officer but rather stepping into the coveted role of Chief Education Officer for your family. It’s not always an easy job but it is certainly one of the most important roles a parent can have.

 
Win the Homework War

Win the Homework War

One of the most commonly waged battles between parents and children is over homework. Even with the best of intentions, tackling this ongoing dilemma in positive and constructive ways can be a constant challenge.

 
Start the School Year Strong with Back to School Resolutions

Start the School Year Strong with Back to School Resolutions

When most people think of making resolutions, they probably associate them with the Times Square ball drop and shouts of "Happy New Year" at the stroke of midnight. However, for kids across the country, a different kind of "New Year" is underway -- a new school year. As we dust off the backpacks and notebooks, it’s time for parents to be the best Chief Education Officers (CEO) that they can be and set an actionable plan into motion for academic success.

 
Getting In Gear: A Back to School Survival Guide for Parents

Getting In Gear: A Back to School Survival Guide for Parents

While the idea of waking up at the crack of dawn to prepare lunches, fighting over appropriate school attire and regulating the amount of television watched might have you frazzled, take solace in the fact that you can play a big part in getting your children motivated and excited to tackle a new school year.

 
 Feeling Guilty About Screen Time? Make Learning Fun! Discover how to incorporate fun into learning

Feeling Guilty About Screen Time? Make Learning Fun! Discover how to incorporate fun into learning

Kids today are digital natives who spend much of their time on devices. According to a study from Common Sense Media, the average amount of time children spend with “traditional” screen media such as television, video games and computers has tripled over the past two years. However, too much screen time can hinder the development of certain communication skills, isolate your child socially and contribute to attention issues. Therefore, it's also important to encourage brain stimulation using educational apps with old-fashioned, unplugged play!

 
No More Teachers, No More Books…. Last Month of School Year is a Time to Prepare for Transition

No More Teachers, No More Books…. Last Month of School Year is a Time to Prepare for Transition

The academic year is about to come to a close. For students, teachers and parents alike, the last weeks of school can be both exciting and challenging. Students are looking forward to the summer break and, as a result, their interest in schoolwork may wane. Teachers have just completed the strenuous state assessment tests and now have a classroom of students more interested in summer than science. For parents, the end of one school year signals the impending start of another one. So, how do you ensure your child is ready to tackle the next grade?

 
All Children Can Succeed At Math

All Children Can Succeed At Math

Are some students destined to struggle with mathematics because they’re inherently “not good at math?” The answer is no! A study from National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) shows that everyone can succeed at math. Here are some tips on how to achieve success in mathematics.

 
Helping Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Helping Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Approximately 20 to 45 percent of school-aged children do not reach their full potential because they suffer from low self-esteem.  Self-esteem refers to how you feel about yourself.  It includes self-confidence, self-respect, pride in oneself, independence and self-reliance.

 
How to Handle a “Poor” Report Card: Tips for helping your children when they are struggling to get Good Grades

How to Handle a “Poor” Report Card: Tips for helping your children when they are struggling to get Good Grades

It’s that time of the school year again – report card time.  While many students will come home with good grades, others would rather stuff their report cards deep into their backpacks than show them to their parents.  As parents, you want your child to do well in school, so what do you do when your child’s report card doesn’t reflect his or her academic potential?

 

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Mark Kance

Mark Kance

Mark B. Kance, M.A.T. is the Executive Director at the Hamilton Township Sylvan Learning in Hamilton New Jersey.  Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels with more than 30 years of experience and nearly 800 centers located throughout North America. Sylvan's trained and Sylvan-certified instructors provide personalized instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills and test-prep for college entrance and state exams. Sylvan also hosts MomMinded.com, a blog offering tips and resources from moms and education experts. For more information, call 1-800-31-SUCCESS or visit www.SylvanLearning.com.