4 Things to Know About College Counseling Services

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPPP   I am almost certain that you and your college kid know all about food services, residence life, and health services. I would be willing to bet that you know very little about campus counseling and psychological services. Because the need can come on fast, it is important to [...]

How to Help Kids with Self-Esteem

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?

3 Super-Helpful Ways to Brainstorm Topics for the College Essay (Infographic)

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How to Help Children with Homework

How to Help Children with Homework Kids dragging their feet to do their homework is a clichéd image. But you know what they say, it is cliché because it is true! Ok, that isn’t the exact saying but you know what we’re getting at. Most kids do not like doing [...]

4 Key Ingredients to Cure “Common Core Math Frustration Syndrome”

4 Key Ingredients to Cure “Common Core Math Frustration Syndrome” For many parents, it’s an all too familiar scenario. Your child is doing his homework in the dining room. Loud, angry exhales and the sound of a furious eraser tells you he is obviously frustrated by his math [...]

How to Ensure Your Child/Children are School Ready

How to Ensure Your Child/Children are School Ready By Paula-Elizabeth Jordan   I wanted to write this article for two reasons. First because the next term after the summer holidays is, in a lot of countries, when children either start school, or move up to the next academic year. Also, reflecting on my own childhood, despite [...]

How to Use Creativity to Support Other Areas of Development

By Paula-Elizabeth Jordan   I decided to write this article because I’ve heard from people I know who teach Art at secondary school level that it can often be “brushed off” (brushed off, ha!) by parents as “just Art”. So I want to show how creativity supports all others areas of develop and definitely isn’t “just [...]

Parents aiming too high can harm child’s academic performance

When parents have high hopes for their children’s academic achievement, the children tend to do better in school, unless those hopes are unrealistic, in which case the children may not perform well in school, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.   “Our research revealed both positive and negative aspects of parents’ aspiration [...]

Educating Kids About Climate Change

Climate change is extremely important because its effects are felt by everyone across the planet. As the earth’s climate continues to shift, it can be observed in the form of storms, rising temperatures, and other natural disasters that continue to shape our environment in different ways. Unlike many other issues though, climate change is an [...]