15 September 2014 10:10 AM

Parents Have School Goals, Too

by Dr. Rick
For the past couple of weeks we’ve been discussing your kids’ goals for the new school year. Now it’s parents’ turn. [More]
8 September 2014 10:30 AM

School Goals in Kids' Language

by Dr. Rick
Okay, we’re getting serious about the new school year just getting under way. For the past couple of weeks the Dr. Rick Blog has focused on ways parents and kids can work together to set goals for the year and how to talk about those goals. I’ve even provided a list of forty goals you and your kids can consider. [More]

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25 August 2014 09:45 AM

How to Talk About School Goals

by Dr. Rick
It’s the beginning of another school year. We’ve been discussing school goals for the past couple of weeks, how they help now for immediate results, and how they help develop good habits for future results. Last time I shared forty suggestions you and your kids can use to fashion goals for your particular needs. [More]
18 August 2014 10:00 AM

It's Summer - Start Talking About School

by Dr. Rick
Summer's for slowing down, not shutting down. That's been our common-sense and smart theme for the past several weeks. Reading. Math. Writing. Spelling. They've all been part of the conversation. We've shared lots of favorite activities to keep kids' minds active, their curiosities sparked, and their summers memorable and fun. [More]
11 August 2014 08:30 AM

Some School Goals You Can Try

by Dr. Rick
Let’s continue our discussion about the coming school year. We’ve already talked about easing your kids out of summer and into the more structured school year. We’ve talked about how school goals can lead to immediate and long-lasting successes. [More]
4 August 2014 08:30 AM

Setting School Goals Helps Now and Later

by Dr. Rick
Every August the Dr. Rick Blog concentrates on helping families set goals for the new school year. These blogs have been among the most popular we've posted. Seems as if families take seriously their determination to have a good school year. That's good. [More]
28 July 2014 10:00 AM

Some Summer Spelling Ideas

by Dr. Rick
Kids who master spelling have an easier time expressing themselves, organizing their thoughts, and delving deeper into subjects that interest them. Spelling isn’t easy in our often-confusing English language. Kids need as much help as we can give them. [More]

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