Kids are back to school and activities but how many after-school activities are too many?

Classroom performance may come in part from your child’s ability to focus and work through open ended tasks, be organized, stick to a schedule or calendar, manage time, work independently, and control impulses and emotions. Possessing these abilities requires executive functioning skills and are important for your child’s transition back to school. Continue reading Preparing Your Child for Back to School

Activities like sports, music lessons, dance, or band are rewarding for children of all ages. Having a schedule and forming commitments to teams and clubs are wonderful for social development. However, if children are involved in too many extracurricular activities, they might miss the intended benefits of their activities and suffer from unneeded stress. Continue reading How Many Extracurricular Activities is Too Many?

Starting preschool is a big milestone for your little one. It marks the beginning of their formal education, a process that’s likely to span multiple decades. When your child enters the doors of their new school on the first day, they will meet future friends and find themselves immersed in a wide range of learning experiences. This monumental change in routine and daily schedule can cause your child to feel some very normal preschool separation anxiety. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help your little one adjust and prepare your toddler for preschool.

Continue reading 6 Ways to Help Ease Your Child’s Preschool Separation Anxiety

Summer vacation provides time for your child to relax and have some fun. However, it’s important to help make sure what they learned over the previous year isn’t forgotten. Reviewing information from the previous school year can help prevent learning loss and keep them up to date on information that they should know for next year.

Continue reading Helping Your Child Retain Learning Over Summer Vacation

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