Tag Archives: Reading

What Parents Can Do To Ensure School Success

If there were a vitamin that parents could give to their children that would ensure success in school, it would fly off the shelves. More than ever, successful completion of high school, as well as vocational training or college to … Continue reading

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Reading Literary Fiction Builds Human Awareness

A recent study in the journal Science, whose results were also covered in the New York Times piece on October 3, 2013 (“I Know How You’re Feeling, I Read Chechov”) underscores the importance of reading literary fiction. While popular fiction … Continue reading

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“I’m Bored. There is nothing to do.” – How to Prevent Summer Slide

Every June, my husband and I create a summer studies plan for each of our children.   It helps create order in our home, allows the children to practice and learn independently at their own pace and provides the feeling … Continue reading

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University of Louisville

Most people who associate University of Louisville with its prowess in the NCAA men’s basketball prowess might be surprised to know that it is a state-supported research university founded in 1798.  The 22,293 graduates and undergraduates may choose among twelve … Continue reading

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SMALL IMPROVEMENTS CAN LEAD TO BIG GAINS

    One of the cornerstones of successful educational counseling is persuading young clients that small changes in their approach to learning can lead to enormous benefits in the long run. A middle schooler who has a well developed outside reading program, … Continue reading

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Basic Homework Guidelines

From kindergarten through grad school, one common feature is always present: that after-school phenomenon called homework. To some, it is an inevitable part of school – sometimes useful, sometimes not – a nightly reminder that our job as a student is learning, however … Continue reading

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Developing a Reading Program

We all know that reading – the sheer joy of drawing words from a page – is tonic for the soul, at every age. For children and young adults, though, a reading program beyond the requirements of school has many additional advantages. Sustained … Continue reading

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Independent Reading Tips and Strategies

     In this era of multi-tasking and lightning-fast communication, it may seem nearly impossible to unplug – even for an hour out of the day. Yet that hour of disconnect can be your best hour by far, an opportunity … Continue reading

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Is Old Fashioned Reading Really Important Anymore?

“My kids aren’t readers. Today, there are so many ways to pick up information, is old fashioned reading really important anymore?”       In a recent counseling session with the father of three sons, I came face to face with a … Continue reading

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Digital Media and Youth – Link Access to Output

I don’t know anyone who isn’t very concerned about the impact of the obsession with digital media and devices among all of us— and especially among youth, whose characters, habits, and even IQs are not yet fully formed.  We can’t … Continue reading

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