Help Your Preschooler Develop Conflict Resolution Skills

High quality preschool programs provide children many opportunities to develop the broad range of skills that are the building blocks for flourishing in elementary school and are also strongly correlated with health, educational...

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Ways to Encourage Your Child's Mathematical Thinking

Do you want to encourage your child’s mathematical thinking and help them keep their skills sharp, but you don’t want to sound like you’re nagging them or giving them homework? Math practice doesn’t always have to mean sitting down...

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Talking to Children about Digital Citizenship and Online Safety

We teach children in Kindergarten through 8th grade about the joys (and responsibilities) of using technology, because as helpful and enjoyable as technology can be, there are some risks that accompany this ever-changing field. We...

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Creating a Homework Routine with Your Child

The idea of coming home after a long day of school should be a relief. But for many students, the hours spent after school are filled with attempts to independently tackle assigned homework, and with the brain already feeling...

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Parental Aspirations: On Raising Capable Preschoolers

“Today will be different. Today, I will be present. Today, anyone I speak to I will look them in the eye and listen deeply...Today, there will be an ease about me...Today I will radiate calm, kindness and self-control will abound....

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How to Get the Kids to School on Time

Let’s face it, not everyone is a morning person, and even if you are, your kids might not be. Getting to school on time might be a perpetual challenge, or you might hit a rough period when, for whatever reason, it’s just tougher to...

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Tips for a Smooth Transition to School

It’s hard to believe how quickly the summer is disappearing. The days are flying by. Television commercials and store displays are featuring back to school sales, and you’ve got the itch to start getting the family back into a more...

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Settling in to a New School Community: Tips for Parents

A new school year, especially when you're starting at a new school, usually begins with a lot of excitement and a little bit of nervousness. We often worry about our children—Will they settle in? Will they make friends? Will the...

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Avoiding Summer Slide and Keeping it Fun

When you look back to your own childhood summers, you might remember long days of play stretching past dinnertime, the fun and excitement of summer camp, hours of reading and playing in the pool, creek, or spray from the fire...

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Reflections on Children Participating in Demonstrations

Since the election, many members of the Lowell community, ourselves included, have struggled to understand how to honor our core values—including mutual respect, inclusivity, and diversity—when they seem to be under assault. We...

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