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How to Use Social Media Without Eliminating the Fun

How to Use Social Media Without Eliminating the Fun

By AcademicAlly | July 25, 2023

Every family is different, and every individual is unique, so the parameters and rules that are put in place about what users have access to and how much time is spent on social media must reflect these nuances accordingly. The best piece of advice? Families must work together to establish and implement an appropriate social…

The Very Complicated Relationship Between ADHD and Social Media

The Very Complicated Relationship Between ADHD and Social Media

By AcademicAlly | July 17, 2023

Social media is an exciting virtual playground, where users can explore new ideas, visit chatrooms with people who share the same passions, interests, and beliefs, and obtain answers to burning questions. Not surprisingly, this communication tool also brings with it many challenges, chief among which include concerns about predators, addiction to screens, and disruption of…

Want to Keep Your Kids Safe While They Use Social Media?

Want to Keep Your Kids Safe While They Use Social Media? Here’s What You Need to Know

By AcademicAlly | July 10, 2023

There has been an elephant sitting in each of our homes for several years, yet no one has been able to effectively address or tame it. It sneaks into your children’s bedrooms, sometimes at all hours of the night. It disrupts even the simplest of communication between you and your children because it is so…

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The Assignment Book: Your Lifeline to Success

By AcademicAlly | November 8, 2022

“The assignment book has become a contentious
topic of conversation between parents and their students.
Here are some suggestions to ensure you identify the
homework tracking tool that’s best for you.”

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By AcademicAlly | October 20, 2022

“Initiating an assignment is often more difficult than the assignment itself. Understanding the struggle behind initiation can lead to personal growth and academic success.”

Initiation of Work

By AcademicAlly | October 20, 2022

Initiation of Work: Stuck in Park with Nowhere to Go We all know that familiar dialogue that takes place about homework:  Parent: “Do you have any homework tonight?” Student: “Yeah, I have to write my rough draft for my research paper.” Parent: “Sounds like a big assignment!” Student: “Nah, it’s all good. I got it.”…

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Academic Coaching Versus Tutoring: Understanding the Differences

By AcademicAlly | October 13, 2022

When considering the type of help your student would benefit from, there are many options. Two of the most common resources are academic tutors and coaches. While both experts provide academic support, there are some key nuances between the two professions. Academic tutors and coaches both come with educational backgrounds; usually experienced teachers with extensive…

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Scary Mistakes Students Make in School

By AcademicAlly | October 5, 2022

Since Halloween is around the corner, we figured it would be helpful to try and decrease the fright of the season by identifying some typical scary mistakes students make in school. Waiting until the last minute: don’t wait until the last minute to get your work done. Procrastination leads to unnecessary stress and disaster. It…