Category Archives: Study Tips

Sizzle, Sizzle….my Kid’s Having a Homework Meltdown!

Homework can be pretty daunting sometimes.  But Dr. Yvonne Fournier has an insight that I think is really valuable–it's about time.   I don't mean "finally, we've got an answer".  Nope, it actually IS about tick-tock "TIME".   According to Dr. Fournier, … Continue reading

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Preparing For Standardized Testing

According to a real expert (a mom/educator) at http://www.goaskmom.com, no matter about your viewpoint about standardized tests, if you've got kids in school "Your child will soon face the rigors of the dreaded end of year exam. Like it or not, the … Continue reading

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Decrease Test Anxiety and Increase Self-Esteem

   Do you remember?  What did it feel like when your performance on a test was critical?  What would your parents have done if you didn't do well?  What was your self-perception?…did it depend upon your test score?    According … Continue reading

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A Bubble of Confidence – Preparing For Standardized Testing

John is in the fourth grade, and his school has announced the dates for the end of the year standardized testing. Given that John struggles academically, how should his parents approach this event? A. Hope for the best. B. Pressure … Continue reading

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This is your Brain under Stress–Hee-Yaah!

Even the best laid plans can undermine test preparation.     Sometimes we think that "time in" is the key–If we just spend enough time studying and reviewing the information will be fully deposited in our brains and ready to retrieve … Continue reading

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Mind Mapping–Helping Kids Wrap their Minds Around Learning

Lots of kids (not only kids with ADD & ADHD) have a hard time focusing upon conceptual issues.  Mind Mapping is a tool that ALL kids can use. I found a great resource for parents & kids who struggle with … Continue reading

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Practice makes Perfect…or Not?

You know it–it’s on the tip of your tongue.  But you can’t quite get it out of your mouth.   This experience actually has a name: the "tip-of-tongue" phenomenon.  According to a recent issue of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology … Continue reading

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