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She Cries and Then I Cry

Dyslexia and Homework Just Don’t Mix “I hate homework!” shares the mom of a beautiful 10-year-old girl.  “It takes hours of pulling and fighting.  She cries and then I cry.  We need help!” What is a parent supposed to think when their child’s best effort at a story after hours of tears looks like this:…
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What is the Difference Between Stowell Learning Center, Sylvan, and Kumon?

“Reading is a nightmare for my child!  I need to get some tutoring, but there are so many learning centers out there, I don’t know where to turn.”  Sound familiar? In our area, there are learning centers everywhere and more and more parents are asking us to explain the difference between Stowell Learning Center and…
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Got Rhythm?

Rhythm and Timing May be a Factor in Reading, Attention, and Learning Problems Every week I take a Whole Body Workout class at the gym.  I think it should be called Whole Body – Whole Brain Workout because it not only takes muscle power, but brainpower to coordinate all the simultaneous movements: Arms opening and…
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Awesome Even on Your Worst Day!

As a competitive ice skater our daughter, Christy, could be quite hard on herself.  We would say to her, “On your worst day, you skate circles around everyone else.”  I don’t know if it made her feel any better, but it was true.  She was (and still is) a stunning skater, even when she’s having…
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Have a Good Laugh!

Did you know that…   Laughter releases endorphins (happy chemicals) into the bloodstream. Laughter supports your immune system. The vibrations from laughter shake the stress out of our organs. Laughter changes our mental state and it’s just plain fun! Laughter is an instant vacation. ~ Milton Berle Wishing you love and laughter in the New Year!…
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Take a Break!

Recess is NOT just for school If you’re like me, you’re frantically trying to get presents wrapped and packages sent.  Here’s a gift you can give yourself and your kids in this last week before Christmas, and going forward into the new year:  a quick break to refresh and regroup. Learning to take a break…
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