Stowell Learning Center

Dear Parents…From Your Teen

Last week we talked about kids and growing pains.  Emotionally, the “growing pains” that teens go through may be the most challenging for all involved. Neurologically, the teenage brain is still developing.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “in teens, the parts of the brain involved in emotional responses are fully online, or [...]

Multitasking or Scattered and Unfocused?

Is Social Media Helping or Hurting Attention and Executive Function? Have you watched a high school or college student do homework recently?  It’s quite a fantastic display of multi-tasking.  Or is it? I am amazed at how young people can switch so rapidly between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, and texting, all while doing an [...]

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Lessons in Organization from the Circus

This weekend we went to the Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Baily’s Circus.  Besides being truly amazed and a little bit terrified by some of the acts, I was struck by the incredible amount of organization involved. Everything ran like clockwork and everyone and everything was in its place, right down to the shovels and buckets [...]

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass..”

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning to dance in the rain… A friend of mine likes to put quotes following the signature line on her emails.  This was the one she used last week. Wouldn’t this be a great way to live?  Learning to take everything that comes and [...]

Sometimes it Takes More Than a Tutor

5 Differences Between Tutoring and Cognitive Educational Therapy (Part 1) “Jackson HATES school!  He feels like the dumbest kid in the class.  He gets very frustrated and angry doing homework.” “As a family, we can’t stand this anymore.  We need to get Jackson a tutor!” Are you sure?  Will getting a tutor really be enough [...]