The Back To School ToolBox

Your Toolbox Resource List The following is a list of Parent Focus Guaranteed tools to enhance your child’s organization and understanding of their assignments. Use these links to purchase your home supply of the following products. Cascading folder for organization: Color code your child’s old homework and tests to make future studying easier. Include old notes … Continue reading The Back To School ToolBox

How Did “This is Us” Reveal the Ultimate Parenting Goal?

“As parents, we talk a lot about what we want for our kids. I can come up with a whole bunch of fancy words to make me sound smarter than I am, but the one word that I keep coming back to is ‘okay’. We want our kids to be okay… So will you help me?”

Does My Child Need A Tutor?

WHY DID YOU WRITE THIS ARTICLE? Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of the discussion at hand, tutoring. As a teacher, and as a tutor myself, I have always found myself in an awkward position when parents ask me to tutor their child. It’s awkward because of many reasons. I know I can help your child improve … Continue reading Does My Child Need A Tutor?

How can I help my child increase their reading level?

This strategy is for children who can decode and read. When your goal is to improve your child’s reading level, your child is the one that needs to do the reading, not you. You are merely a facilitator in this process, a guide, helping your child when they need it and asking questions to make sure they understand what they are taking in. 

You will have your child select books that are AT THEIR CURRENT READING LEVEL or ONE LEVEL ABOVE their current reading level. They should not know the story, or know all of the words. There needs to be an element of challenge in order for progress to be made.