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This is your go-to place for FREE, educational resources and worksheets. Plus, you’ll find tips on how to navigate school and helpful strategies for how to raise happy, successful students.

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All Grades


5 Tips for School Report Cards

Check out these tips for how you can create a game plan to put forth positive thoughts around learning for your child.

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A Parent's Guide to Avoiding the Report Card Shock

Get tips on how to communicate with your child so there are no surprises on report card day.

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Sylvan Reading Adventures with Random House Children’s Books

Get book recommendations, engaging puzzles, word scrambles and more each month for kids of all ages.

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10 Parent-Teacher Conference Questions

Do you know what to ask during a parent-teacher conference to get a better understanding of how your child is doing in school, their strengths & weaknesses, and how they can improve?

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3 Back-to-School Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Check out these 3 tips on how you can avoid making common mistakes when it comes to your child’s academics.

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What to Expect on the First Day of Kindergarten

Here are some tips on how you can help ease the anxiety for you and your child in this new learning environment.

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How to Get Kids Excited for Back-to-School

Here are a few basic tips for how you can help your entire family transition more easily and get your child excited to return to school.

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Elementary School

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10 Tips for a Great Elementary Report Card

No matter what your child’s grades look like, here are a few ways to approach report card day so it’s as stress-free for your family as possible.

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From Good Student to Exceptional Student - What Does It Take?

If your child is trying to take academics to the next level, we think that just a few adjustments in work habits and outlook can help! Read on for ideas.

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Learning Math Outside the Classroom

You CAN make math fun! We’ve got a list of math activities that turn into lessons, which you can easily incorporate into your daily life.

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Preventing Homework Procrastination

Use these five tips you can incorporate into your child’s routine to avoid homework procrastination and jump-start their success.

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Developing Effective Study Skills

5 Easy-to-Use Tools to turn your Procrastinator into a Time Management Master!

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Study Tips and Techniques

Encourage your child to use these study tips and techniques before the next exam and see the stress come down and grades go up!

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Middle School

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5 Tips for Understanding the Middle School Report Card

Check out these tips for how you can talk to your child about their report card, and how you can make a plan for improvement while monitoring their progress.

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Your Child’s First Bad Grades in Middle School: Do’s and Don’ts

Middle school is a common time for students’ grades to take a dip. Learn what you should & shouldn’t do if your child brings home their first bad grade.

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How to Spot Signs of School Anxiety in Middle Schoolers

If you think you might have an anxious middle schooler, read on for some signs to look for school anxiety, ideas for when to intervene and how to help.

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My 7th Grader is Falling Behind—How Do I Help?

7th grade can be a wake-up call for many students who cruised through their primary years. Here are some things to look for and steps you can take to get your child back on track.

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Six Smart Study Skills for Middle Schoolers

Middle school can be tough—bigger workloads, tougher concepts, juggling schedules. We’ve outlined six smart study skill tips to help middle schoolers stay on top of it all.

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How Your Middle Schooler Can Finish the School Year Strong

We’re at the finish line, but there’s still time for students to regroup and get on track to finish the year strong—and gain healthy habits they can take for the rest of their life!

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Strategies for Supporting Online Learning in Middle School

Learning how to navigate online school at home has been a challenge, to say the least. Here are two moms’ perspectives on what worked for their teens this year.

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High School

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How to Talk to Your High Schooler About Grades

Find out how you can help your teen find balance between panicking from stress and beginning to accept individual responsibility for academic performance.

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COVID-19 and the Current State of College/University Readiness & the SAT®/ACT®

Our experts put together all the latest info and what you need to know about what “test optional” really means.

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How to Make a 6-Month SAT® or ACT® Study Plan

Studying for the entrance exams takes time and a plan. We think a “6-month game plan” will be useful and build confidence for teens who are looking to prep for the big tests.

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10 Ways to Help Kids Focus

It’s easy for kids to get distracted. Check out these ten tips on how to help your child develop the skill of focus.

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Transition to High School: Must-Read-Tips for Parents

We’ve got you covered with strategies to help your teen (and you) navigate these years!

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When it Comes to AP Courses, How Many Are Enough?

We’ve put together a few things to think about to help your teen determine what’s manageable.

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Preventing Homework Procrastination

Use these five tips you can incorporate into your child’s routine to avoid homework procrastination and jump-start their success.

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NEW! Seasonal


DIY STEM-Inspired Halloween Costume

Want to incorporate STEM into this year’s Halloween festivities? Check out our fun do-it-yourself STEM-inspired Halloween costume for your child!

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Teaching Your Kids About Halloween Traditions

Explore these Halloween traditions with your children to help them learn a little bit about the origins of this autumn holiday.

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What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy

Trick-or-treating on Halloween means an overwhelming influx of candy. Here are some ideas on how to put that leftover candy to use!

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Turn Leftover Halloween Candy into Math Practice

Learn how you can use your child’s leftover Halloween candy to build their interest and confidence in math.

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Pumpkin Math Activity

Pumpkin-carving is a fun fall activity for your kids, but it can also be a great way to incorporate math into your family routine. See how this tradition can help your child practice basic math skills!

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Spooky, STEAM-y Fun for Halloween

Check out these ideas on how you can highlight STEAM opportunities to take your Halloween party or haunted house to the next level.

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Ghoulish Fun with Dry Ice

Halloween is a great time to use dry ice to give your house a spooky theme! Here are some ghoulishly fun ways to use dry ice while making keen scientific observations.

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4 Ways to Spark Your Child’s Interest in STEM

Check out these ways you can help your kids see that science, technology, engineering and math are everywhere in their daily activities and interactions.

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