Eliminate Academic Stress and the Need for Coping Strategies

Briana Hurst Anxiety, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Challenge, Learning Disability, Mental Health, Reading, School, Spelling, Test anxiety

We were working on reading in phrases and she was going along well, when her face started to crumple, her eyes filled with tears, and she began breathing very quick, shallow breaths.  The stress reaction was becoming full-blown very quickly. Just as quickly, when distracted from the task, 10-year-old Serena recovered and became her friendly, precocious self, able to briefly …

Stop the Homework Battle and Get Your Confident Child Back

Allison Lam Anxiety, Attention, Classroom, Core Learning Skills, Development, Executive Function, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, Learning Challenge, Learning disabilities, Poor grades, Poor organization / study skills, Poor reading, decoding, spelling, Reading, School

Stop the Homework Battle and Get Your Confident Child Back   This is my, “I hate homework face!”   If homework is a battle in your home, you probably see some version of this face on a fairly regular basis at homework time, though I’m guessing it’s not this orange! Parents just like you, exhausted by the struggles with homework …

Parent Teacher Conference Tips

Allison Lam Anxiety, Classroom, General Information, School, Social Skills

  Parent Teacher Conference Tips Conference time can create all kinds of anxiety for parents. It’s not your turf. You’re not sure what to expect. Here are a few tips: Go in prepared. Have your questions or concerns written down. Build rapport from the start by sharing something your child likes about the teacher or the class. Assume the teacher …