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Should My Child Use A Calculator For Math Work?

Should My Child Use A Calculator For Math Work?

Heather Bragg  |  September 19, 2016

    This is one controversial topic for parents and teachers.   Whether it is a calculator, multiplication chart, “word wall” for spelling, or any other tool, we are often hesitant to let our children become dependent on a “crutch”. But these tools can …

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3 Steps To Ease Back-To-School Jitters

3 Steps To Ease Back-To-School Jitters

Heather Bragg  |  August 24, 2016

      We humans are wired to distrust change.   So it’s understandable that our children get back to school jitters, especially if they are heading into an unfamiliar environment.   Stress management is one of the most important skills we can teach our children. If …

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Does Class Size Matter?

Heather Bragg  |  August 11, 2016

Does Class Size Matter?   The start of the school year is upon us. And with that, we may have concerns for our child’s new classroom environment.   With budget cuts affecting schools across the country, many children will be learning in classrooms with …

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Why Calling Your Child “Smart” Can Backfire

Why Calling Your Child “Smart” Can Backfire

Heather Bragg  |  July 26, 2016

  As parents, we want our children to be successful and confident.   Pre-school, kindergarten and first grade are often positive experiences for our children; they like school and are eager to learn. When kids experience success during the early school years, we …

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