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“The 5 Most Critical Elements of a Study Skills Program”

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While it is fair to assume that the most critical elements of a study skills course are the study skills themselves, the truth is that for a course to be effective teaching students skills like time-management, organization, planning, note-taking, and test-taking, parents should pay closer attention to how these skills are taught. When we recently redesigned our flagship …

“Learning from a Distance: Can You Learn How to Learn?”

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Think about the last time you tried something that you had never done before — maybe you went skiing for the first time, tried to learn a new language, or how to play the guitar. You might have been frustrated that you weren’t immediately perfect, but you probably kept at it because you realized that as you practiced, …

“Learning from a Distance: Focus and Follow-Through in the Time of COVID-19”

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We are all doing our best right now to do our best.  We are trying to create structure, routine, and a feeling of safety for our families.  It is in that spirit that we are launching a new webinar and blog series: “Learning from a Distance”.  We want to share our best tips and resources and do our part …

“Spotlight on a StudyPro – Arielle Adams”

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If you ask Arielle Adams why she wanted to join The StudyPro, she will tell you that she had seen too many bright students being labeled as lazy and wanted to understand how teachers could better help students learn how to successfully approach the process of school.  She believed that the “growth mindset” and “learning how to learn” …

“How to Stay Calm When Your Kids Push Your Buttons”

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If you’re a parent, you know the feeling of losing your cool. Kids have their ways of knocking us off our game. No matter how “on” you may be feeling, once kids bring the noise, the mess, the chaos, the demands and complaints, it’s just a matter of time – and usually not very much of it – until …

“Reducing the Impact of Anxiety of Our Children”

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How can we help our kids who struggle with anxiety? Don’t allow them to give in to avoidance. Instead, arm them with coping mechanisms! Help your kids to understand that scary thoughts can never hurt them, and that they are stronger than their fears.

“Parenting in the Digital Age”

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Over the last decade, our evolving digital culture has changed how most of our families operate and created a new universal parenting struggle. As parents, we need to be up-to-speed on the latest techniques to safeguard our children and have strategies for managing digital behaviors.  Below is a summary of the strategies and tactics that Dr. Adam Pletter shared …

“From ACT/SAT Test Prep Experts: What Do I Need to Know?”

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Let’s Answer Your Questions on ACT and SAT Test Prep! Many students and parents begin the college prep process by comparing the ACT and SAT tests. To help shine some light on the topic, The StudyPro convened a panel of local experts at our office, featuring representatives from three top test-prep companies. Our expert panel featured Alex Chip, …

“Executive Function Challenges…What Works?” — Lindsey Thoms

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Over 110 parents joined The StudyPro’s Lindsey Thoms, M.Ed. for her talk entitled, “Executive Function Challenges? Five Proven Ways to Help”. Executive Function (EF) is the technical term for the mental processes involved in getting stuff done. As Lindsey put it, Executive Function is about the ability to set a goal and follow through with it. Whether it’s …