What Does Life Look Like Sheltering in Place With School-Age Kids?

What Does Life Look Like Sheltering in Place With School-Age Kids?, image of a kid in front of the computer and an instructor teaching online

Life has completely changed as we know it – at least for the short term – in more ways than any of us could have imagined. Just a couple weeks ago, you had a place to send your kids where they received reliable care and a structured education. You shopped for the groceries your family […]

Effective Executive Function Strategies for Kids

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You know your child is smart. That’s why it’s so frustrating when they keep forgetting assignments for school or missing important directions given in class. What’s getting in the way of your child’s smarts and their ability to get things done? Executive functions are the mental processes responsible for our ability to focus our attention, […]

What You Need to Know About Parenting a Child With ADHD

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We get it. Parenting is challenging, but parenting a child with ADHD can feel like a constant battle. Your child tunes out when you’re trying to explain something important, can’t sit still or focus in class, acts impulsively, and makes poor decisions even when you know they know better. No matter what your child’s particular […]

Warning Signs for Learning Disabilities

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As a parent, you work hard to give your child every advantage in life that you possibly can. It can be daunting to consider the notion that your child could have a learning disability, something you couldn’t foresee and that brings challenges through school and causes difficulty learning for the rest of their life.  Fortunately, […]

Everything You Need to Know About the ISEE Test

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You’re probably familiar with standardized tests like the PSAT, the SAT, and the ACT—but what about the ISEE? Many elite private schools require scores from the ISEE test as part of the admissions process. In this post, we’ll answer your burning questions about the ISEE, from “What is a good ISEE score?” to “How important is […]

Parenting a Child with ADHD: How to Find Harmony in Your Home in the Summertime

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If you’re like many parents we see at our learning center, you may be already wishing it was time to send the kids back to school. While we look forward to the freedom and flexibility of summertime, parents of kids with ADHD often find that it quickly turns into uncontrollable chaos. Rather than wishing the […]

How to Determine if Your Child Requires Special Education Supports

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When your child seems to be struggling academically, it can be difficult to determine why, and what level of supports are required to help get him/her back on track. Things become more confusing when you can feel your child is having difficulties, but the school doesn’t seem to see the same issues or concerns. You […]

How to Decide If Private School is Right for Your Child

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You’ve got your holiday cards stamped and ready to go, holiday gifts checked off your list, but what about your private school applications? In the midst of the holiday season, private school admissions are closing up on deadlines for entrance exams, applications, and interviews. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to apply […]

It’s Time to Fight the Teen Sleep Epidemic!

It’s Time to Fight the Teen Sleep Epidemic!, image of young mom with teenager studying and looking tired

It’s about time we see the topic of teen sleep in the news and on the lips of our politicians! While there are numerous diverging points for and against California’s proposed legislation to shift high school start times later, there is no disputing we need to take a deeper look at the sleep-deprivation crisis facing […]

Applying for College with Learning Differences

Applying for College with Learning Differences, image of a young female student in class standing up with notes in her hand

The college search process can be a daunting task for any student, but even more so for a student with a learning challenge. Parents are often worried about how colleges will view their students’ grades and test scores in light of a learning disability, anxiety, depression or ADHD. As Independent Educational Consultants, we suggest that […]