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The #1 Way to Cut Test Study Time by 50%

Kids have far more homework do to now than we ever did when we were growing up. It is big problem – kids today have a huge amount of homework. My sons have between 30 minutes and 90 minutes of homework per night, even though they are only in grade school and middle school. You…

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Is My Kid Lazy or Just Too Smart for his Own Good?

Our older son’s Middle School uses an online website tool called “Power School” that has been a real blessing for us. What’s so great about it? It lets us see his grades, from all of his classes, at all hours of the day, 24/7. It takes away that mysterious feeling of unknowing when you are wondering how…

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Why the Smartest Kids Don’t Always Get the Best Grades… and Vice Versa

When you were growing up, where you one of those kids who studied every night and diligently started your research projects the night they were assigned? Usually the kids who started early and put the most work into a project would receive the best grades and the ones who threw something together the night before…

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How do Kids Learn?

There have been a lot of studies done about how children learn. Since the early 1970’s researchers have been studying individual learning styles. They agree that a variety of patterns appear in a typical classroom. Understanding your children’s learning styles can help break ineffective study patterns that get in the way of your child’s learning.…

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Tips to Support Your Kids’s Efforts

The economy is tough these days and kids know it, no matter what economic background they come from. They are constantly reminded at school and at home. It’s hard for parents not to nag at kids constantly to work hard and study and do well so they can get into a good college and get…

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The Top 3 Games to Boost Your Study Skills

Studying doesn’t always have to be a drag. Any time you can do anything to make studying more interesting or fun, go for it. Below I’ve listed 5 board games that are a lot of fun but teach some high powered skills that will help you in your goals to study better. 1. The Settlers…

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How to Teach Basic Study Skills to your Kids

Even though I studied a lot when I was in school, I still wasn’t really sure how to teach my children how to study. Learning has always come pretty easily to them, and they’ve never had to study very much so far. My son just finished 6th grade and my younger son just finished 4th…

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