June 11, 2020

“When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something.” - Pema Chodron

My favorite genre in which to read and write is memoir, but I wasn’t always a reader. In fact, one of my earliest school memories in regards to reading was fairly scarring. It was the tradition in my childhood first grade classroom (my teacher, she-who-shall-not-be-named) for stude...

August 4, 2017

How can I get my kids to read more?

Do you have your kids do the math packet?

Should I buy one of those summer workbooks?

My friends often ask me questions like these. They figure as a “teacher mom” I have strong thoughts on what parents should do at home. Spoiler alert: I don't! Whereas I am passionate (and long winded) when it comes to talking about education, teaching, learning, I generally steer...

June 13, 2016

This post was written by parent coach Kerrie LaRosa.

“We have forgotten that children are designed by nature to learn through self-directed play and exploration.” Peter Gray

Children’s brains don’t turn off during the summer because they are not in school. Children are constantly learning, by observing the adults around them, playing with their peers, reading the back of a cereal box, digging for wo...

June 8, 2016

This post was written by parent coach Kerrie LaRosa.

School is winding down and soon it will be summer. Parents often ask me how to keep their children stimulated and maintain the academic gains they made throughout the school year.

I recommend that parents prepare themselves and their children for the transition to summer ahead of time. Here are some tips on how to enjoy a low-stress yet stimulatin...

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