Author: Emily Karth

How to Find Good Books to Read: 5 Helpful Tips

Maybe you’ve finally encouraged your child to read more, or maybe your child has always been a reader. Excellent! But now what? I have loved reading for as long as I can remember, and to this day I still struggle with finding my next great read. In hopes of keeping the momentum going, however, I […]






Why is Doing Homework Important? Ask Emily

As I have mentioned before, one of the most frequent questions I get from parents is how to get their child to do their homework. However, perhaps the more important question is why their children should be doing that work in the first place. After all, in many cases, if children know the reasons behind […]






My Child had the Worst Day of School Ever! How Can I Help? Ask Emily

I’m not a parent, but I feel confident in saying that no parent ever wants his or her child to have a bad day at school. That being said, bad days do happen – to everyone – from time to time. So how can you help your child through the worst day of school ever? […]






7 Reasons Students Should Write Every Day

It seems that teachers are always talking about the importance of writing every day, but as with many things, when kids are hit with something they are not particularly fond of, the response to such recommendations might be something along the lines of, “But why?” Well wonder no more! Be prepared for the next time […]






10 Reading Enrichment Activities for Elementary Students

Before I dive into listing some great reading enrichment activities for elementary students, I should probably take some time to discuss what exactly enrichment is. When we refer to enrichment in education, we are usually talking about activities that go beyond regular classroom instruction and focus on expanding upon knowledge. In short, enrichment activities are […]






English Tutors: 6 Common Struggles English Tutors Face

Let’s face it. The English language is tough. I have spoken it my entire life, and I still do not speak it perfectly; in fact, I don’t know anyone who does. One can easily imagine the challenges that can arise when teaching this language and all of the rules (and exceptions) that go along with […]






How Can I Make the End of the School Year Less Stressful? Ask Emily

It never fails that this time of year I see seemingly endless posts from parents who are “limping towards the finish line” at the end of another long school year. And it’s no mystery why. From what I can remember of my school days, I wonder how my parents survived! It seems as the days […]






What Can I Do with my Child on a Snow Day? Ask Emily

It’s hard to deny the excitement of the first snow day of the year. Of course, you can bet that nearly every child will be thrilled when he or she gets the call, but I have known many parents to be equally excited. However, along with the excitement can come great hassle – especially for […]






5 Free Online Writing Games for Students

Whether your child is already getting extra practice in school through academic enrichment or tutoring, it seems as though there is always room for more. And if you are anything like me, you notice that students especially struggle when it comes to writing. I don’t know about you, but, “I don’t like doing it!” “It […]