At some point, every parent has nagged their child. It is just in our nature as parents. We nag because we are frustrated and don’t know what else to … [Read more...] about Does Nagging Work for You?
Late, Lost or Missing Homework? Uncovering and Addressing Executive Functioning Struggles In Students Another week and another missing assignment … [Read more...] about Uncovering and Addressing Executive Functioning Struggles In Students
Recently, the Washington Post featured an article Seven ways parents and educators can improve kids’ middle school experience. This article does a … [Read more...] about Steps to a successful Middle School experience
On the first day of school it’s hard to tell who is more nervous, parents or students. You all want the school year to be a success, but there is some … [Read more...] about Back to School Jitters? Or a Bigger Issue?
One of the things I love about summer is that I’m able to read a lot. I lean toward mysteries and modern fiction. This summer, I branched out a little … [Read more...] about Summer Reading Picks
Instead of being a snowplow parent, give your kid a shovel and show them how to use it. Helicopter parent, snowplow, lawn mower, bull dozing, … [Read more...] about How to stop over-parenting and let your kids tough it out
A recent Washington Post article, by Jacque Gorelick, There is no room for average students these days. Here’s why that worries me.” highlights many … [Read more...] about Average isn’t a four letter word
Educators and clinicians across northern Virginia are seeing a significant increase in the number of youth who are experiencing some level of … [Read more...] about Rising Anxiety in Youth
Summer is a good time to reflect on your child’s school and think about whether it’s a good fit. Did your child seem happy at school? Have friends? … [Read more...] about 5 Signs Your Kid’s School Isn’t A Good Fit
My Wish for Students this Summer Over the summer, I'd like our students to explore, inquire and enjoy. Many parents are already struggling with … [Read more...] about Get Off Your Screens, There’s So Much Summer To Do!
Hearts are breaking in communities all over our nation in the aftermath of yet another devastating school shooting. How do we keep our children safe? … [Read more...] about Creating a Culture of Kindness
We’ve lost another Northern Virginia teenager to suicide. We shouldn’t be surprised. Northern Virginia high schools have turned into the Bermuda … [Read more...] about Stress and Teenage Suicide