Going NUTS?

These acorns caught my eye as I passed them on a walk with one of my daughters this weekend. We were in a nearby canyon, the trail was quiet, the nuts lovely in the glow of the afternoon sun, a welcome respite from the urgent calls from moms and dads the past few weeks, “My…

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A Real Beauty

I was most grateful to discover this beauty while I was on the inside and she was on the outside of our window!   And then I was in for a ringside seat at an amazing show that rivaled the greatest acrobats or trapeze artists. How still she sat upon her web. How patiently she…

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Pardon Our Tech Glitch

We should have turned the tech over to the grandkids, right?   That’s what Cal and I do when the too-smart TV won’t work or our phones go rogue…   But seriously we have a great tech team, and even so… yeah, we had a big glitch on the website stranding those of you who…

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To Infinity… and Beyond

If we’ve learned anything over all the years we’ve worked with parents and families, it’s that we don’t make progress by just looking at what’s wrong, we’ve got to focus on what’s great as well and work from our strengths.   Have you ever heard the old story about the Animal School, first written by…

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What’s Your Child’s Homework Style?

One of the first things we plan to do in Conquering Homework is help you get really clear on your personalized path to success. A key first step to helping your child change the way they do homework is understanding their unique homework style.   Research shows that most students who struggle with homework fall…

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There’s a middle school success path?

  We all know middle school can be pretty tough. In fact, a whopping 99% of all Americans rank 7th grade as absolutely the worst year of their childhood. But, remember that idea we told you about yesterday? Think how a proven success path and a supportive community of fellow parents could help you help…

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Who Could Resist?

Who could resist such a happy smile?    Certainly not Cal’s teachers.    But in reality, by middle school that cute little Cal was in serious trouble. He had more and more difficulty making sense of what his teachers were presenting in class, let alone applying it and figuring out how to do his homework. …

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