#95 Deliberate Studying

#95 Deliberate Studying

Often kids waste time studying things they already know and then they don’t have time to dive deep into studying the stuff that is challenging them...

#93: Study that Vocab!

#93: Study that Vocab!

Vocabulary studying is the worst...

Episode 70

Episode 70

We do a lot of literacy work with young kids – we read to them, we ask them to tell us stories about their days, we encourage them to color and to write. And for whatever may be the cause of this, it’s just easier for parents to work on these verbal skills rather than math skills...

Episode 67

Episode 67

Studying is not an intuitive skill. Lots of students do not know how to actually study. This can mean kids avoid studying because they aren’t actually sure what to do...

Episode 56

Episode 56

Being a slow reader is frustrating! It stinks to have to spend so much more time than your peers just to read through and remember the same amount of information! ...

Episode 55

Episode 55

So often helping kids with homework feels more like nagging them to just sit down and do their homework. That stinks. It’s really no fun for parents or kids. So how do you shift from being the homework nag to your kid’s homework coach?...

Episode 53

Episode 53

My teachers consistently told my parents that my standardized test scores never reflected my true abilities. One major area that came from was reading comprehension. I had tutors and special classes for the SSAT, PSAT, and the SAT, but it wasn’t until...

Episode 51

Episode 51

Sometimes the start of the school year just doesn’t go your way. You missed some things the teacher said; you weren’t organized; you misbehaved; whatever...

Episode 47

Episode 47

Dr. Brad Jerson and Petra Amrein of the Connecticut Children's Medical Center talk with us about how chronic medical conditions affect children's school life...

Episode 36

Episode 36

Group work can be the WORST. There are so many to-dos, people, and deadlines to coordinate - it can be a nightmare for your tween. We have 7 tips that you can do to help...

Episode 22

Episode 22

No, not the slide at the playground - the summer slide. Today we discuss some ways to help your kids have a fun and productive summer!

Episode 19

Episode 19

Our third and final round features Tony Wagner, author of "Creating Innovators" and Strategic Advisor to the documentary "Most Likely to Succeed". What is most important to help kids succeed?

Episode 18

Episode 18

In a special mid-week episode, Headmaster Adam Rohdie joins us to discuss how his school encourages both a love of learning and academic rigor.

Episode 17

Episode 17

It can be hard to balance encouraging your child to do well in school and helping her develop a love of learning. In our first of three episodes, Fireborn talks with Chris Lehman...

Episode 15

Episode 15

Does your child struggle with writing papers? They can be really intimidating! In this episode, you will learn ways to help your kid get started with essays without writing the essay for your kid. It may even be fun... Imagine that!

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