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This time of year can feel hectic and panicked for all of us; as school comes to a finish, and work gears up for summer, we’re all trying to stay organized in this transition. Balancing this can feel exhausting and overwhelming. How can we take a break from this, quiet our anxieties, and take some … read more

Structuring Unstructured Time

Structuring Unstructured Time

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Summer is an exciting prospect as we look forward to time with friends, family vacations, warm weather, and barbecues. But summer also comes along with anxiety around figuring out how to handle unstructured time now that school is out. Your first instinct may be to pack your student’s time with camps and programs. While this … read more

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Quarantine Dynamics

Quarantine Dynamics

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The last few months have posed many challenges and have been a time of adjustment and revaluation. Since school and some jobs are remote, many families are now spending more time together — for better or for worse. While there are many benefits to this (more family time, learning new hobbies, no commuting), we are … read more

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Staying Motivated in a Remote Era

Staying Motivated in a Remote Era

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We are now a month into quarantine, and most of us are still trying to adjust to learning and working online. It feels daunting to think that this era of remoteness and social distancing will continue to be our norm for a little while longer, and the ambiguity can make it difficult to see the … read more

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What to Do about Distractions

What to Do about Distractions

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In this period of learning and working from home, we all find ourselves in a familiar environment: home. This leaves us with an overwhelming number of distractions that pull us from productivity. Maybe these distractions show up as the pile of laundry that needs to be done, or the ding of a phone notification. Maybe … read more

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Consistency During Closure

Consistency During Closure

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Now, more than ever, our students need consistency, direction, and routine where they can find it. What does that look like during this time of school closure? In a time of uncertainty, what can you control? First things first: move. Pull up a yoga class on Youtube. Hop on a treadmill or stationary bike. Do … read more

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What Teachers Wish Students Would Do

What Teachers Wish Students Would Do

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As you get organized and set goals for the new term, why not check in with an expert? ​We talked to a local middle school teacher and she gave us an inside look into what teachers wish students would do. Use teacher websites and calendars Teacher websites and calendars are excellent tools to use to … read more

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Self-Advocating

Self-Advocating

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When your student has executive function challenges, it’s important they communicate openly with their teachers. Whether they need extra time on a test or clarification on an assignment, it’s powerful when the student reaches out to their teacher instead of the parent. This shows the teacher that your student cares about succeeding in school and … read more

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The Power of Patience

The Power of Patience

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A daily struggle for parents of students with executive function challenges is finding the patience needed to support your student. It can be exhausting when they seem unfocused or unclear on the work they need to do. How do other parents do it? Where do they find this seemingly endless patience? ​ Here are some … read more

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ADHD Medication

ADHD Medication

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*We are not medical professionals, and choosing whether or not to try ADHD medication options with your diagnosed student is a personal decision. We can give advice about keeping your student healthy and focused while on stimulants, or we can suggest alternatives to medication if you don’t want to explore that at this point. This … read more

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When to Advocate for Your Student

When to Advocate for Your Student

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We want to help your student develop the skills to advocate for themselves because it gives them a chance to prove to their teachers how they are invested in their education and academic growth. However, situations arise where parent involvement is helpful and sometimes necessary. ​ ​When to jump in and advocate for your student: … read more

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Spring Anxiety

Spring Anxiety

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Spring is here and the end of the school is near. Coming back from spring break and realizing that the semester is coming to a close often fuels students’ anxiety. How can we help our students manage this extra stress? 1. Self-care Today, self-care is almost synonymous with taking baths and treating yourself to your … read more

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Understanding ADHD

Understanding ADHD

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At Stride Learning, ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a prominent part of who we are, who we work with, and what we do. While not all of our students are diagnosed with ADHD, many are. There are 3 types of ADHD: hyperactive-impulsive, inattentive, and a combination of the two. What is it, and how do you … read more

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