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Will Summer Cause Your Child’s Reading Scores To Plummet?
1:58 pm , July 13, 2017 0

Will Summer Cause Your Child’s Reading Scores To Plummet?

Studies conducted over several years report that the summer break from school can cause a child to lose an estimated two months of reading achievement. There is some variation in the degree of loss because of family circumstances, and there are children whose reading skills remain the same or improve. What should a parent do?

Make This The Year Your Child Learns To Enjoy Reading
3:17 pm , November 23, 2016 0

Make This The Year Your Child Learns To Enjoy Reading

If you employ some well-known strategies, this can be the year your child learns to enjoy reading, which will pay positive dividends for him and for his entire future. If a child doesn’t enjoy reading, he will not read enough to really master the skill and reap the rewards. He may drift through life not {Read More}

Can Positivity Be Overdone For Children?
6:32 pm , February 1, 2016 0

Can Positivity Be Overdone For Children?

Teaching positivity—positive thinking—to children is important but should not lead to showering them with unmerited praise, and encouraging them to avoid competition so they will not experience loss. If praise is insincere, and children are not allowed to compete and lose, they can develop unrealistic expectations about life and won’t learn how to deal with {Read More}

Kids Love Fiction: Mysteries, Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Sports
3:12 pm , March 16, 2015 0

Kids Love Fiction: Mysteries, Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Sports

My blogs touch on a number of subjects that pertain to children, especially on how parents can help their kids with their reading through the benefits of fiction. I want to encourage parents who are always front and center in the effort to help children become better readers, and it is important that parents learn {Read More}

With Five Easy Steps, Parents Can Help Kids Read Better
6:10 pm , January 23, 2015 0

With Five Easy Steps, Parents Can Help Kids Read Better

There are five easy steps parents can take to help kids read better and they don’t require a lot of time or special knowledge about phonics, suffixes, root words, and other teaching lingo. When your child is having trouble learning to read or learning to read well, there is a lot of pressure on parents {Read More}

Books! Books! Books! They’re The Best Gifts For Kids!
7:05 pm , December 8, 2014 0

Books! Books! Books! They’re The Best Gifts For Kids!

Giving books to kids during this gift-giving season is encouraged by researchers who tell us that when children read, it not only hones their reading skills, but also helps children understand, size up, and empathize with other people, and supports creative thinking and problem-solving abilities. You can’t miss if you choose books for the children {Read More}

How To Keep An Unhappy, Reluctant Reader From Giving Up
2:21 pm , November 6, 2014 2

How To Keep An Unhappy, Reluctant Reader From Giving Up

It is common for children to be unhappy now and then, but prolonged misery over something as simple as not being a good reader can make a child feel angry, sad and unpopular, and can make a child want to give up trying to learn to read. The question is, what can a parent do {Read More}

Ten Easy Ways To Help Your Child Read Better, Faster, Sooner
12:56 am , September 29, 2014 0

Ten Easy Ways To Help Your Child Read Better, Faster, Sooner

How to help your child if he is experiencing difficulty learning to read is a worry that can weigh heavy on your mind as a parent. We all know that being able to read well is the key to good grades in school and to success in all areas of life. It is very stressful {Read More}

Author Launches Kids’ Whodunit, Urges Parents To Make Reading Fun
4:04 am , June 25, 2014 0

Author Launches Kids’ Whodunit, Urges Parents To Make Reading Fun

(This story appeared in our local newspaper after my launch party for “Someone’s Trapped.” It was so much fun!) A launch party was held on the weekend for Someone’s Trapped, a sports-themed mystery for children aged eight to twelve, by author Maureen Grenier, resident of Tsawwassen, BC. This is the second in the Viking Club {Read More}

I’ll Solve Your Mystery; You Solve Mine
7:15 am , August 28, 2013 0

I’ll Solve Your Mystery; You Solve Mine

What mystery can I solve for you?  I can help you with the mystery of how to provide meals for your athletes when they can’t be with the family for dinner.  What mystery can you solve for me?  You can help me with the mystery of how to get reviews for my book, which is {Read More}