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Preschool: My First Day At School

First day of preschool! Woohoo! Right? Not for some. For kids and parents alike, the first day of preschool can be the highest of highs or the lowest of lows. Click here and download our special report for free.. Being nervous about making new friends, being in new locations, and being away from parents can make it hard for kids. And being away from their child and trusting other adults to care...
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high-school

Don’t make these 5 mistakes in high school

By Katie Azevedo, M.Ed. I know I sound all teachery-mothery here, but high school is one of the most critical periods of our lives. So much can happen in those four years – good and bad – that can impact the direction we take for our futures. Dramatic? Maybe. Facts? Indeed. Click here and download our special report for free.. Because high school is so short-term and so high-stakes, it has...
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How To Parent: The Socially Anxious Child

Being nervous and shy is normal for both adults and children. But if the idea of doing something social turns your preschooler into an anxious mess, it may be something else — they may be struggling with social anxiety. If your child’s anxiety is keeping them from having normal interactions with others, read on to see some ways to address their social anxiety in a healthy, meaningful way....
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How To Parent: The Strong-Willed Kid

Parent: If, in the course of a normal day, your preschooler: Argues with you more often and more effectively than an adult, Finds loopholes in your parenting better than a lawyer could, Persuades those around them more effectively than a trained negotiator, Needs to know the reasoning behind everything going on in the world, Or commands a room like a major general … Click here and download our...
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money

5 Ways To Teach Preschoolers About Money

Money is a “best-of-times-worst-of-times” topic. As an adult, having money is great. Spending it is fun. Saving it can even be exciting. But not having enough of it or it all going to absolute necessities can be stressful and disheartening. Click here and download our special report for free.. Many adults probably wish they’d had more guidance on how to manage their money earlier in life....
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IELTS Speaking: The psychological aspects

Have you ever thought that the IELTS Speaking test is about more than just speaking? In this post, we will look at the psychological aspects of the test, and think about how you can utilise them to improve your score — especially if you are on the borderline between two IELTS bands. Click here and download our special report for free.. What are the psychological aspects? Let’s look at the...
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IELTS Preparation

IELTS Preparation: Giving yourself the best chance

IELTS Preparation: ‘I have no idea how people cope with nerves on the test day. The previous night I could not sleep and it was hard for my brain to function at 7am in the morning. And of course the result is worse than I anticipated. How can I do better?’ — message from a troubled IELTS Blog reader. Exam stress is not just frustrating; it can have a negative impact on your IELTS band...
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Homeschooling

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homeschooling

Homeschooling! I was not homeschooled growing up. I was enrolled in an inner-city public school most of my childhood, and both of my parents worked multiple jobs outside of the house to make ends meet for my brothers and me. Homeschooling was never an option for our family. My husband also did not have any homeschool experience. However, we both knew that we wanted something different for our...
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book

How to get through a book you don’t like: 8 strategies

By Katie Azevedo, M.Ed. Sometimes we have to read books we don’t like. Such is life. This post has eight strategies for how to get through required readings that you’re just not loving. Quick little PSA: If you’re reading a book for personal enjoyment and you’re not … personally enjoying it … then for goodness’ sake stop reading it. This article is for you if you have a book you...
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IELTS Rating

Improving your IELTS Rating: Tips for Native Arabic Language Speakers

IELTS rating: You can find IELTS in almost every country around the world. Globally, it is the largest English language test. We need it for everything from immigration applications, to employment requirements, to academic acceptance. Given this wide range of uses and wide global reach, it is normal to find people of every language and every culture taking IELTS. However, if you’ve ever studied...
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