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6 Reasons why summer camp is a great idea

6 Reasons Why Summer Camp is a Great Idea

Submitted by on May 25, 2015 07:32:02pm

If you are doing the ‘should we, shouldn’t we?’ dance around the idea of sending your child to summer camp, here are a few things to consider. Summer camps can be a wonderful growth opportunity for your children where they can acquire new talents, develop their social skills and have a more meaningful experience.

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What Studies Show about Immersion Schools

What Studies Show about Immersion Schools

Submitted by on May 22, 2015 11:58:07am

Immersion schools enable students to excel in more than one language and may contribute to cognitive development. But immersion schools also pose a number of challenges for both parents and students that families should be aware of before embarking on an immersion education.

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Say NO to the Summer Slide

Submitted by on May 18, 2015 08:00:46am

If your child is only just keeping up or if you want them to get ahead, the summer slide can wreak havoc on the gains they have made over the past academic year. You see, studies show that kids can lose up to 30% of their math and reading abilities over the long summer break. Instead of having a summer that leaves your child further behind, use this valuable time to catch up, fill in those missing building blocks and forge ahead of the class. Just a couple of hours of in-home tutoring a week can see your child level up a grade by next semester.

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Super Summer Holiday Activities to Fend off Boredom

Super Summer Holiday Activities to Fend off Boredom

Submitted by on May 14, 2015 07:00:27am

What two words have the power to strike fear into the hearts of parents the world over? Summer Vacation. One way both you and your family can enjoy all the time your kids will spend at home is to have a roster of planned activities that will keep them active mentally and physically and keep the dreaded; “I’m bored!” at bay.

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Myopia What Parents Should Know

Myopia: What Parents Should Know

Submitted by on May 11, 2015 04:07:24pm

Too much screen time and studying have an adverse effect on our eyesight and may result in myopia (shortsightedness) over time. In Asia, myopia has become somewhat of an epidemic and 80 to 90% of students are afflicted with short-sightedness by the time they leave school.

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Teachers Strike Take this Opportunity to Move your Child Ahead of the Class

Teacher’s Strike? Take this Opportunity to Move your Child Ahead of the Class

Submitted by on May 7, 2015 07:27:53am

At some point in their school careers, most parents are faced with a teacher’s strike. It’s essential that you use this time to help your kids catch up with their academics. You see, most courses are foundational which means that each year builds on the skills and information taught in previous years. Teachers don’t have time to go back and reteach work from previous grades, so your child may fall behind. Use the time a teacher’s strike affords to not only catch up, but move ahead of the class.

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8 Ways to Teach your Children Compassion

8 Ways to Teach your Children Compassion

Submitted by on May 4, 2015 05:54:53pm

Studies show that while some children have an innate sense of compassion, it is a valuable character trait that we can teach and develop for all children. Being compassionate makes you a more considerate and caring individual and this will help your children to feel part of their communities and contribute positively. There are simple ways you can help your children to develop a sense of compassion and caring for themselves and for others.

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Wonderful Ways to Spend Mothers Day

Wonderful Ways to Spend Mother’s Day

Submitted by on April 30, 2015 08:23:36am

t’s time to start planning a special day for your mother to show her just how much you appreciate all that she does for you. While you can buy gifts (or make your own), it’s the personal touches that let her know just how much you love her. Here are some great ideas for making Mother’s Day special.

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Gap Year Good Idea or Waste of Time

Gap Year: Good Idea or Waste of Time?

Submitted by on April 27, 2015 06:47:45pm

If you have a student who is agonizing over what to study, where to study or what to do with their lives, then you will know that it seems so unfair for them to have to make decisions about the rest of their lives at a time when they are least qualified to do so. One way to give them a little more life experience and maturity is to recommend a gap year.

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6 Best Exam Preparation Tips

6 Best Exam Preparation Tips

Submitted by on April 23, 2015 08:00:29am

Before you emerge from your winter hibernation to enjoy the summer, there’s just one more hurdle to overcome; Final Exams. A phrase that is able to strike fear into even the bravest heart. That’s why we are bringing you good news. If you work smarter, not harder, you can get better grades with less study time.

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