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We Are Made to Learn

When our kiddos were figuring out how to walk, we let them figure it out. We supported the effort and comforted the fall. We honored their pace, their style, their disposition because we had faith in the process. We knew that, ultimately as able-bodied children, they would walk.

How to Become (and Stay) Motivated!

It’s a New Year, and we have a chance to set the tone that will get - and keep - us motivated. I’m going to share a few tips for how you can help the students in your life get and stay motivated...

The Simple Act of Paying Attention – Part 2

Last week, after sharing the painful realization that my son cannot pay meaningful attention during his online Physics X class, I promised to follow up with some tips for simple ways we help our kids practice paying attention.  In their [...]

The Simple Act of Paying Attention – Part 1

The other day I listened in on my son’s Physics X class, which sets 9th graders up for a full year of physics in one semester and chemistry the next. Taught in a 2-hour block, it's a rigorous class with [...]

The Indian Education Program

Yellow Parachute proudly partners with the Anoka-Hennepin School District by providing tutoring services to students enrolled in the Indian Education Program. The program, which has been around since debuting in the 1973-74 school year, focuses specifically on the educational needs [...]

How do I know what I need, and how can I get it?

We’re in the early days of the 2020-2021 school year, and many of us are settling into our routines. Others are struggling to get into the school year groove after a six month hiatus from the traditional school setting. And [...]

Getting Your Child’s Brain Ready for Learning

This week’s guest blogger is Dr. Pete Brettingen, from Lake Life Chiropractic.  It’s that time of year when parents start thinking about back-to-school shopping and fall schedules. While many of us are either waiting to hear from the school district [...]

Pulling Back the Arrow to Move Forward

We all remember the unit on archery from our elementary school gym classes and the steps involved in learning the sport. One of the most important steps is the “draw,” the act of pulling back the arrow, before it can [...]

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