Creating Successful Students: Parent workshop – Feb 12

Right: A workshop for district parents offers advice for to help students reduce stress and stay on track. (image left posted to flickr by Kristine Lewis, right cropped from post to flickr by Peter Gune)

Every child needs help with homework sometimes. But, do you often feel like the only way your kids get through all their homework or studying is by you standing over them or constantly nagging?

A school district parent group is hosting a free workshop for parents that could help.

Although the program is hosted by the Northborough-Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council, it will address “all types of learners”.

The session will be run by an expert from “Engaging Minds”. The learning center’s website touts a different spin on tutoring:

we provide students with learning skills and strategies to become motivated, independent, and confident learners.

Parents will learn some of their techniques at the February 12th workshop a the Northborough Library. Here is NSPAC’s announcement:

Creating Successful Students Workshop to be held on Feb. 12

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Please join Dan Levine of Engaging Minds for a free workshop, Creating Successful Students. It will be held on Monday, February 12 at the Northborough Library, 34 Main St. Northborough, from 7 pm – 8:30 pm.

The workshop is designed for all parents of all type of learners. It will discuss strategies for reducing academic stress and how to strengthen executive function skills at home. The workshop will include a Q&A and small group break-out sessions.

Strategies to be discussed include how to help your child get “unstuck” when initiating tasks and how to be more organized; how to promote flexible thinking, enhance working memory and sustain attention; and how to help your child set goals, stay on track and follow through.

The workshop is being hosted by the Northborough-Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council. In the event of inclement weather, please view updates at or on Facebook. Questions about this workshop can be emailed to

Engaging Minds is an after school learning center with locations in Natick and Newton. More info can be found at

On the Engaging Minds Website, it explains that the free workshops are designed to:

  1. Demystify the term “executive function” and explain which skills it encompasses
  2. Explain why executive function skills are such an increasingly important aspect of every child’s education, especially in today’s ever-changing world
  3. Offer tips and strategies that parents can begin to employ at home to better support their children in strengthening these vital skills

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