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How to Help Our Child to Overcome Exam Syndrome

Students are often faced with a series of exams or tests at the end of term or semester, which are usually scheduled closely together. This can lead to great stress for students – and those who live with them! The words stress and pressure are 

11 Ways to Empower Your Child Against Bullying

What is bullying? StopBullying.gov defines “bullying” as unwanted, aggressive behavior in which a child or teen uses a real or perceived power imbalance, such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity, to control or harm other kids. It can include anything from spreading 

Safety Rules for Every Family

It’s a big world out there. When your child was a baby or toddler, you were always there, or you left your child in the care of a trusted adult. But as your child gets older, you’ll be holding his or her hand less and 

5 Strategies To Build Math Confidence

This year is just like every other year.  There seems to be one BIG issue facing our students.   Last year, we are seeing a flurry of children with reading fluency and spelling issues.  The major concern I hear from parents this school year has been 

Avoiding Power Struggles with Defiant Children: Declaring Victory is Easier than You Think

How do you nip escalating fights over power in the bud? We show you three powerful techniques for defusing defiant power struggles. “Remember, when you engage in an argument with your child, you’re just giving him more power.” How do you know if you’re entering into a 

Why You Can’t Be Your Child’s Friend

Here’s the Truth If being your kids’ friend was enough to raise them successfully, we would all probably parent that way. But our job is way more complicated than that. Children and teens really crave boundaries, limits and structure. At the same time, they also 

Problems with Homework

From time to time you may have concerns about homework. Meet with teachers early in the school year and ask them to let you know if difficulties arise. Some problems which may arise are: the homework can regularly be too hard or too easy your 

Practical Ways to Help Homework

1. Provide a quiet environment Provide a quiet, well lit study area. Avoid distractions such as the television and loud music. Encourage other family members to be quiet, especially youngsters. 2. Have a Regular Homework Routine Obviously household routines differ. Late at night is rarely 

Helping your Child with Homework

Written by a practising teacher, this article is aimed at parents of children aged up to 14. Studies in Britain have shown that children who are supported by their families with homework are likely to perform significantly better in academic examinations at 16 years old 

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