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Summer Holidays – A Time To Reconnect

Summer Holidays – A Time To Reconnect Why Family Time Is More Important Now Than Ever Before Summer Holidays are now in full swing and as a father of two boys this is my favorite time of year.  Everyone is … Continue reading

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Fun Math Games For The Weekend

Are you kidding?! Fun math games?! So the school week is over and it’s time to forget about school right?  Sure, if you want your child to be ‘okay’ at math. I mean, how many parents do you know that … Continue reading

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A Fun Recipe For Learning Math

5 Step Recipe For Learning Math As a child many moons ago I was never engaged with mathematics. I was always slow to grasp the concept, it’s workings and ultimately what use it would serve me as a grown up. … Continue reading

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Why It’s Important To Take Time Out

Taking Time Out As a Father of two boys I know first hand how chaotic life can be. I’m also one of those lucky people who can say they love their job. My wife works 4 days a week, we … Continue reading

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Learn The Hard Way

When Should You Let Your Children Learn The Hard Way? As parents it’s our job to keep our children safe and we’re constantly telling them that the decisions we make for them are “for their own good”. Sounds familiar right? … Continue reading

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5 Tips To Be A Better Role Model

Practice These 5 Tips To Be A Better Role Model? Exam Elf takes time out from the Common Core State Standards and TEKS to consider what it takes to be a better role model. Be Positive Having a positive outlook … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Gift!

The holiday season has arrived.  It’s usually a busy, exciting and often exhausting period for everyone.  Taking the time to pause and  appreciate what we have is empowering and humbling.  At a time of year when many celebrate Christmas with … Continue reading

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School Report Card

I was clearing out an old filing cabinet over the weekend when I came across a handful of old school reports.  I made a cup of coffee, sat down and started reading through them in chronological order.  After a while I noticed … Continue reading

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6 Ways To Give Your Children Constructive Feedback

So you’ve created the right learning environment which is the first step to encouraging your child to complete their homework.  You sit with your child,  open the homework book and you’re ready to begin. With the promise of 10mins TV after homework … Continue reading

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What’s The Most Important Ingredient For Thanksgiving?

Well, I can tell you it was a part of the 1621 Harvest Meal.  It was in the thoughts of Abraham Lincoln in 1863 when he declared the last Thursday of November would be a public holiday to celebrate Thanksgiving.  It’s … Continue reading

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