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Livia McCoy
Use Summer for Some College Planning

Jun 30, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Middle School, Livia McCoy, High School, College

Summer is an important time for middle and upper school students to think ahead to what they want for themselves after high school. If the plan involves going to college, then taking action now can improve the chance of getti... Read more
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Internet Safety Tips for Teens and Parents

Jun 23, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Social Media, Social and Emotional Development, Livia McCoy, Internet Safety

Many experts warn children about the dangers of the Internet. We teach our children to never give their name, address, or phone number to anyone online. We watch them while online to make sure they do not visit inappropriate ... Read more
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Try Quizlet for Summertime Math Vocabulary Review

Jun 16, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Summer Learning, Math, Livia McCoy, Kids Math

Every subject students take in school has specific facts and vocabulary associated with it. In history, students must learn people’s names, events that happened, and important dates. In literature, there are character n... Read more
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Keys To Helping Your Child Be Successful in School—and in Life

Jun 02, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Social and Emotional Development, School Success, Livia McCoy, High School

In a few short days, I will watch another class of seniors walk across the stage to receive their high school diplomas. It is always an emotional time, because I have worked with many of these students for several years and s... Read more
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Tips for Connecting With Your Kids During the Summer

May 26, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Summer Reading, Summer Learning, Livia McCoy

Summertime! Kids everywhere are living in anticipation of release from school for the summer. What happens then? That is an important question to ask; parents everywhere should consider what is best for their children. When p... Read more
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Help Students Have a Strong Finish to the Year

May 19, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Kids Learning

There are only a few weeks left of this school year. Students everywhere are looking forward to summer, and it’s hard to stay focused on school. It is important, however, to finish strong for more than just making this ... Read more
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Help Your Child Deal With Worrying News Stories

May 12, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Social and Emotional Development, Livia McCoy

Parents need to be mindful of how their children are feeling when the news is full of frightening events. Stories about violent protests, natural disasters, and political turmoil are prominent on every news source. Adolescent... Read more
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Tricks To Help Kids Manage Electronic Distractions in the Classroom

May 05, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Technology, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning

Many schools are going “one-to-one,” which means every student has a laptop or tablet on which to work. While there are tremendous advantages of having access to electronic devices in school, there are some potent... Read more
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Strategies To Help Your Child Pay Attention in Class

Apr 28, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, ADHD

Paying attention in class is a challenge for many children. This is especially true late in the day when students have been sitting in class all day long and are ready for a break. It also relates to each student’s inte... Read more
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Creative Minds Need Time To Think

Apr 21, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Kids Learning, Creativity

Creative minds need time to think. It is during “down time” that our brains can come up with novel ideas or search for answers to “what if….?” or “how can we solve….?” kinds o... Read more