Top Five Homework Hacks for Parents

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After a long day of school, most kids are less than eager to come home and do their homework. Unfortunately, it’s a reality they can’t ignore. Amidst distractions, disagreements and lots of “no’s”, it can be tricky to help your find motivation. Below are some “Homework Hacks” that will help your family manager the homework […]

Talking to your Child about their Day

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“Hi honey, how was school?” “Good.” I’m sure you’ve heard this one one too many times. In your efforts to ask about your child’s day, the most common response is a one word answer; sometimes getting a single word out of them is a win! Yet, as a parent, every moment matters.  Even if your […]

“My Child Won’t Go to School!”

A Parent’s Guide to Combatting School Refusal “I don’t want to go to school!” I’m sure as a parent, you’ve heard this before. Every child has days where they just don’t want to go to school. School refusal can run the gamut from simple ie… “I didn’t get my homework done” to complex ie… “I’m […]

A Parent’s Back to School Guide

How to Support Your Child Through the School Year Transition At this point, your child is a few weeks into the school year. Routines have been established and the first few days of class introductions have turned to days of learning. The “newness” of the school year is beginning to wear off as friend groups […]

Facing Middle School Together

How to Support your Childthrough this transition At Decade2Connect, a number of our participants are in the process of transitioning from elementary school to middle school. And although any transition back to school can be difficult, there is a more drastic shift into middle school.  Students likely transition from being the oldest in their school […]

Combatting School Refusal

A Parents Guide to Supporting your Child when they Refuse to go to School “I don’t want to go to school!” I’m sure as a parent, you’ve heard this before. Every child has days where they just don’t want to go to school. School refusal can run the gamut from simple ie… “I didn’t get […]

Back to School!

Preparing your Child for a Smooth Transition from Summer Break Regardless of whether they feel excited or sad about the inevitable transition back to school, most students will face some level of anxiety. You and your family had just begun to settle into a summer schedule and before you knew it, the first day of […]

The Reality of School Shootings:

Therapy Tips on Addressing this Topic with your Child The number of school shootings in America this year alone is at a staggering high. With every news headline announcing yet another school shooting, the pit in our stomach grows as anxiety only raises in parents – rightfully so. And the terrifying question is inevitable: what […]

Parenting Tips: Asking about the School Day.

I’m sure you’ve heard this one one too many times. In your efforts to ask about your child’s day, the most common response is a one word answer; sometimes getting a single word out of them is a win! Yet, as a parent, every moment matters. From the 5 minute school drop off to the […]

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