But the dog ate my homework

A no more excuses blog:

After listening to a mom complain that her daughter had not learned ANYTHING in school-- FOR HER ENTIRE ACADEMIC CAREER, I decided to take a stand against excuses. Working in the education sector for over 10 years has taught me that this mother's complaint is far too common. Parents would often confide in me that they were at a stand-still and did not know what to do to help their children achieve academic/social/personal success. They saw excuses being made at every corner and were frustrated by the endless blame-chain. The goal of this blog is to help you (the parents) get your kids set-up for success; let's stop making excuses! This is a no-more excuses blog! Let's interact with our kids' teachers. Let's hold people responsible where responsibility is due. No more will we accept the excuse of 'but the dog ate my homework!.' Are you ready? Let's get started!

August 17, 2018

As the new school year begins, I would like to share my hopes, wishes and dreams for your very special, important and unique child.

May your child have a year filled with happiness, laughter and success. 

May your child feel accomplished and determined often, and accepted always.

May your child ex...

August 22, 2017

We, the Brightside Team, are so excited to see all of our students families coming back as of Sunday, August 27th! Back-to-school is SUCH AN EXCITING TIME! As promised, here is our suggested school supply list:

-Accordion Folder (for current work)

-At home filing system: second accordion folder, binde...

August 21, 2017

When I was younger, I loved back-to-school time. There’s a special excitement attached to choosing new binders, notebooks, pencils, pens, etc. Boy have things changed though since I was in school—then, teachers would give the list of school supplies out on the first day and we would have to rush to...

April 6, 2017

After my last post, I’m sure you have all implemented the calendar system with your kids. How is it working? I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback!  

And now for part two: THE SCHEDULE.When I tell parents to implement a schedule, they often say things like, “we have a schedule” or “it’s obviou...

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