Help Your Student Get More Sleep

A frustrated mom called us for help with her son who was failing AP Statistics.  She was confused about the cause of the problem because he was a strong math student, and he had done well in the past.  After reaching out to the teacher, the issue became clear instantly.  Scott was failing AP Stats…

A Recipe For A More Confident Kid

  Confidence has two main ingredients, belief and trust. When you tell your child that he is good at something, he can choose to believe you or not, and if he doesn’t have any reason to think that you are lying, he will often believe you.  After all, we’d all like to believe the good…

USA Boxing Partners with Lively Minds Tutoring

USA Boxing has named Lively Minds Tutoring as their preferred academic support company for all of USA Boxing’s High Performance Team boxers while at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. This partnership will allow USA Boxing to use Lively Minds Tutoring services during the numerous training camps held throughout the year for our…

12 Planner Tips for Student Athletes

It is no easy task to juggle classes, practices, exams, tournaments, and travel schedules.  In fact, it can be completely daunting and overwhelming, which is why many student athletes wind up being less productive than they could be. You have probably already heard to use a planner, but it’s really not very helpful unless you…

5 Simple Tips to Organize a Home Work Space

  “A place for everything and everything in its place.”   5 Simple Tips to Organize a Home Work Space 1. Clean up the study space and decide where everything should live. 2. Establish routines for maintaining the work space. 3. Make sure that you have some of the following: Shelves or crates to store…

talking to your teen

How can I get my teen to talk to me?

We know that communication is key.  We know that we need to have meaningful conversations with our teens.  We also know that the one-sided conversations in which WE do all the talking is not ideal.  So… what can we do to get stubborn, tight-lipped teens to open up? Here are a few suggestions to overcome…