The life of a child can be quite busy. School can be demanding enough, but when you add extracurricular activities into the mix, it’s easy to pack the schedule to the point that there’s little—if any—time left. Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center reminds parents that overscheduling leads to stress and anxiety. “Parents have good intentions and want their children to have opportunities to explore passions and try new things, but it’s important to keep the big picture in mind too,” she says. “Finding balance between school and life should be the goal.” How can parents help their children do so? Here are several tips:
A new school year has begun and you and your child want to get things off on the right foot. Whether last year was your child’s best year yet or he or she faced some challenges, it’s always a good idea to take time at the start of the new year to reflect, set goals, and focus. How can you encourage your child to make this year a great one?
Utilizing the proper study tips can be the difference between average and extraordinary grades. Read the tips found here in order to reach your potential.
Happy New Year from Huntington Learning Center!
Whether your child is “graduating” from elementary school to middle school or from middle school to high school, the transition is a major one. Eileen Huntington, Co-founder of the Huntington Learning Center reminds parents that any time a student changes schools can be overwhelming—and particularly when the expectations of the student are higher in his or her new environment. “It’s critical for students to successfully navigate these leaping off points,” says Huntington.
It's Sunday night, and once again your teen has put off a big school project 'due tomorrow' until the last minute. If frantic trips to the library or the office supply store are all too familiar, you're likely dealing with a procrastination problem. It is possible to help your student change, however. Here are a few ideas to help your teen overcome procrastination:
It's holiday break, and if you are in need of a few ideas to help keep your child entertained and learning these next few weeks, Huntington Learning Center has several suggestions. "Your child deserves a reprieve from school work, but there are many things you can do as a family that will keep your student engaged," says Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center. Huntington offers the following winter break learning activities for inspiration.
As many parents know, self-esteem plays a significant role in a child's academic career. Children with healthy self-esteem feel confident and capable, resulting in a "can-do" attitude and a willingness to be persistent when it comes to tackling difficult subjects or trying new activities. Read on for a few pointers on how to help boost your child's confidence when it comes to school...and life.
While you might think of pre-school or kindergarten as the "beginning" of your child's life as a student, the early years at home are rich with opportunities to develop knowledge that has a lifelong impact as well. Here are some tips for giving your child a vibrant head start before he or she heads off to school:
For many students, going back to school is an exciting occasion - a chance to make new friends, embark on new extra-curricular activities and take on new responsibilities. For all students - including those who may have struggled through the last semester - it's also a chance for a fresh start toward academic success. Here are some key steps parents and caregivers can take to prepare them for the journey ahead.