1. How to Talk to Teachers When There’s A Conflict

    The end of the school year leaves many people with emotions running high. The stress of report cards, the behaviors that can start up when summer is on the horizon — everything can leave people feeling a bit more frazzled. At some point in your child’s academics, there will likely be a time when you need to talk to their teacher, and it won’t be about how perfect your child is as a student. …Read More

  2. Checking in With Your Child’s Academics

    If you can believe it, we’re more than halfway through the school year. The middle of winter is when you can expect conferences and progress reports, but what do these really mean, and what do they say about your child’s academics and learning. And also, why is this important? The middle of the year is ultimately a great opportunity for checking in and making sure our kiddos finish out the yea…Read More

  3. Halloween Math Games

    Halloween is coming up, which every child is understandably excited for. Costumes, candy, trick-or-treating, and of course, math games — what more can you ask for? Your kids might not immediately think that math and Halloween go together, but this is a perfect time to practice some skills from school at home — and have fun while they’re at it! Building in academics is a sound way to build cu…Read More

  4. Back to School Goals

    We all know what back to school means. It’s the rush of getting supply lists fulfilled from Target, it’s the painful readjustment to a somewhat normal sleep schedule, and it’s the thrill of a completely new grade and new chapter. In all the hubbub that goes on, having a moment for some self-reflection is super important to help your child feel all the more prepared. With all the emotions and…Read More

  5. Summer Activities: Science

    Welcome back to our blog series on summer activities! In our first two blogs we talked about math and literacy activities, and today, we’ll be covering science. Science is one of those school subjects that kids tend to say they love doing — especially when experiments are involved. But if you’re worried about your kitchen turning into a volatile laboratory where smoke comes spewing out, fear…Read More

  6. Summer Activities: Math

    Welcome back to our blog series on summer activities for your family to enjoy! Beating the summer slide is essential for your child to do well in the coming school year, and our middle school in Loveland is more than happy to provide you with some ideas of math activities that are fun, while also making a difference. Let’s face it, math gets a bad reputation. But math is truly everywhere, in nea…Read More

  7. Summer Activities: Literacy

    In the summer months, it can be very easy to slip out of routine. Every other month and every other season seems to be filled with scheduled activities and events. When summer comes around, it finally feels like we can breathe for a moment, and some of the regular chaos can begin to subside. However, we don’t want routine to totally slip from our grasps, because academic achievements can quickly…Read More

  8. Social Media in Middle School: Part II

    We are back with part 2 in our series on middle schoolers and social media. While parents of this generation didn’t have the option to be constantly connected, many middle schoolers today have their own smartphones, have social media they can check on all day, and have a very different social experience. Parents may feel they don’t know how to lay ground rules regarding social media because th…Read More

  9. Get The Most Out of Your Next Parent Teacher Conference

    Fall is in the air, and that means parent teacher conferences are on the horizon. These meetings are a great time to check in with your child’s teacher (or teachers) and express any concerns, or ask any questions you may have. While teachers are open to communication all throughout the year, parent teacher conferences are a great time to have a face to face meeting and convey things that could b…Read More

  10. Back to School!

    Summer is winding down and school is right around the corner. For many families this is a busy time of year as vacations are taken, sports are starting, and the summer schedule is about to come to an end. Getting prepared for the start of a new school year can help you be more organized, less stressed, and give your kids a great beginning! Sleep Schedule Chances are, your kid’s summer routine lo…Read More