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We all live in a fiercely competitive world. A digital world. A world where someone asks, “How are you?” and you respond, “Busy. Crazy busy.”And in this world, it’s gotten harder and harder to achieve – as students, as parents, and as members of the community at large.

Students (of all ages) are expected to achieve academically with good grades, a well-rounded list of extra-curriculars, and good social skills – despite any learning disabilities or social-emotional and behavioural weaknesses they may have.

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Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Interview

Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Interview

With the New Year well underway, many parents recently received a copy of their child’s report card. Some school boards use the upcoming parent-teacher interviews to specifically meet with parents of students whose academic achievement has declined significantly or whose placement in an alternative (e.g. gifted) or special education program is being considered. It’s important…

8 Special Education & IEP Terms Parents Should Know

8 Special Education & IEP Terms Parents Should Know

  Special education and the process of developing an Individual Education Plan (IEP) can sometimes seem like it involves a foreign language. There are so many terms and acronyms! Parents often find this very frustrating during their meetings with the school, so we’ve compiled this list of key terms to help you learn the “IEP…

New Fall 2016 Programs & Workshops for Parents and Kids

New Fall 2016 Programs & Workshops for Parents and Kids

Parenting the ADD/ADHD Child: 1 Day Workshop in Toronto on October 22nd What: This one-day workshop is for parents with ADD/ADHD children ages 5-12 years. This workshop is designed for both Hyperactive and Inattentive types, as well as those with symptoms but no diagnosis or weaknesses in executive functions. The one-day workshop is an intensive version…

5 Essential Tips for Back to School

5 Essential Tips for Back to School

The first week of school went by in the blink of an eye. This time of year can be an exciting and happy one as well as a sad and anxious for both parents and kids. The transition from summer fun to classroom rigour can sometimes trigger mixed emotions, which are often accompanied by challenges associated…