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What is a growth mindset?

My 14-year-old sits hunched over her math homework. She is frustrated because she does not understand it. Her hands fly up in frustration and the words spew out “I can’t do it – I’m just not a math person!” According … Continue reading

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Letting go will help my kids learn to be organized. Now where to start?!

In my household I am the primary “organizer.” I do many things, probably too many things. I am She-woman, hear me roar! I keep everyone organized, from homework to preparing and getting everyone to where they need to be. I take … Continue reading

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7 Effective Homework Habits

As I title this blog, I’m throwing a little reference to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in there… Uhmmm… Could effective homework habits be the beginning of developing a highly effective student? Fingers crossed… I’m hopeful. However, for some … Continue reading

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My son stresses over getting A’s at school…Should I be worried?

As I read last week’s blog Education week and Mental Health week: I see the connection, I feel Paula’s struggles with her young daughter and the stress she has about school. This reminds me of a documentary I recently watched … Continue reading

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Education Week and Mental Health Week: I see the connection

“We have to do this homework tonight – we are getting ready for EQAO testing!  Dad!  DAD!  This is SERIOUS!!”, bellowed my 8-year old daughter, who I will admit has a bit of a nervous and timid temperament; not exactly … Continue reading

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Are You a Homework Helper or Sergeant Major?

My daughter completed French immersion grade one in the spring.  One of her homework assignments was to present to her class five French words used in sentences. Relatively easy right?  Let’s just say thank goodness for Google translation! The last … Continue reading

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Is “stress mode” your family norm?

Do you ever wake up in the morning and think about your day ahead, and wish you could just crawl back under the covers for just a couple more hours?  I am often anxious about how am I going to … Continue reading

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