Flexible Thinking

Don’t Get Stuck During the Holidays!

When things don’t go as expected, Complex Learners can get stuck in a rigid way of thinking. This makes it feel impossible to move on with a new plan and leads to tears, frustration, and even meltdowns. When Complex learners get stuck, you will probably experience more trick than treat

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Screen Time Struggles

Screen Time Struggles

Screens provide opportunities for fun and engagement – from homework help to building friendships online – but too much screen time can affect your child’s sleep habits, attention, and mood. You know it’s important to set boundaries around screen time for kids but what should they be?

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HomeworkHelpline

Homework Helpline

Supporting the Complex Learner’s Homework Experience You know the drill. Kids don’t like homework. They want to come home and eat and play and zone-out and see friends. Homework is not on their list! But most students see homework as a necessary chore and they figure out how to get

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No Hocus Pocus

The Magic of Parent-Teacher Partnerships for Complex Learners The research is clear – children whose parents are more involved in their education have higher rates of attendance, homework completion, elevated grades, and school completion. Family involvement also facilitates children’s cognitive, social, and emotional functioning and has been linked to increased

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Video Games: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Parents today have a lot of new concerns facing their children’s learning and social experiences and the answers aren’t always clear. That love/hate relationship we have with video games comes from a lot of mixed messages and unclear outcomes. Are you supporting your child’s development or encouraging violence? Do feel

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Snack Attack!

Managing Your Child’s Snacking Most kids (and adults too) love to snack. Afternoon meetings suddenly aren’t as tiring with the promise of snacks. Playdates and sleepovers are made memorable with special snacks. “I’m starving,” is a common outcry when your child arrives home from school and that after school snack

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Do you dread homework as much as your child?

5 tips to help make homework time easier! Homework. Is this a word that conjures more fear than a horror movie, more anxiety than a dentist appointment, more avoidance than cleaning the bathroom? Is it a time of day that means frustration, struggles, tears, arguments, and defeat in your home?

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Getting your child to open up about school

How was school? Fine.

You’re excited to hear about his day and want him to open up but you just can’t seem to get your child to talk. So, what do you do? How do you get your child to open up about the school day?

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