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Weston Psychologist – IS MY CHILD’S REPORT CARD FOR REAL?

June 18th, 2013

Ideally, report cards meaningfully reflect academic achievement and potential.  Yet, this isn’t always the case. “A’s” and “B’s” can have very different meanings from one child to another, depending on such factors like the “track” they are on (Regular, Honors etc.), as well as the grading practices of their school. Why does this matter? Because if grades are not truly credible then “grade bubbles” can be formed.   Unfortunately, “bubbles” tend to burst and when this happens it is often accompanied by dashed hopes, frustrations, and blame finding all around.  It’s especially hard for a child that has been under an… READ MORE ›

Weston Psychologist: MY CHILD NEEDS A TUTOR BUT REFUSES TO HAVE ONE

June 18th, 2013

If you have a child that clearly would benefit from the services of a good tutor but resists having one: First, recognize this isn’t too unusual.  It’s hard for anyone to admit they have “a problem,” and this can be especially difficult for children.  Many children believe that needing a tutor means they aren’t very smart. Second, be confident in your leadership role as a parent.  This means that while understanding your son or daughter’s feelings is important, ultimately it’s up to you to make necessary educational decisions for them, just as you would about their healthcare. A common counter-argument… READ MORE ›