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Our public middle school has mandated school uniforms for the upcoming school year, and many students and parents are not happy about it. Recent school group parent conversations about unrelated topics have consistently turned into a discussion about the...
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with gifted, creative, and high-performing kids. These kids are usually deep thinkers who may have high levels of emotional intelligence. They may understand the advantages, veiled benefits, and unintentional consequences...
Comic books may not be at the top of your summer reading list, but maybe they should be. As parents, we know that the Summer Slide is a sneaky nemesis to all the gains made during the school...
First off, if you’re thinking you’ve found the ultimate guide to determining if your child is ready for kindergarten or VPK, think again. My hope in writing this is simply to share the research I’ve done and a little...
I was so excited when I received the email. There it was... an invitation for my kid to join an elite scholars program. What an opportunity! In this program, he would get the chance to be academically challenged and...
While summer break is a good time for students to relax, it is important to use that time as a chance to catch up and avoid the “summer slide.” Every year, students lose several months’ worth of reading and...
My friends make fun of me because I go to bed around 9 p.m. every night. Well, sort of. I may doze off, but my 3-year-old is still awake and startles me by his singing, jumping, and playing. The...
In six months, my son will be headed off to college just one year after my daughter started her freshman year. As my husband and I have navigated college applications, school choices, and the seemingly never-ending expenses that come...
Hopefully, the holiday break allowed us all to catch a moment or two of relaxation and peace. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with gifted, creative, and high-performing kids, I enjoyed listening to the rejuvenating stories of many...
As a parent, we hope our children get a well-rounded education. The importance of children developing academically, socially, emotionally, and physically are all parts of that hope. We hope they play outside. We hope they learn all the subjects...
Remember the spring of 2020? When schools closed and parents across the country celebrated teachers and all the amazing things they do? Parents struggled to find a new normal and our appreciation of teachers was at an all-time high....
Choosing the right school for your child can be one of the most difficult decisions you face as a parent. Should they go to the neighborhood public school? How about the charter school you heard about? Or what about a...

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