Richmond Sylvan Learning Center’s New Math Enrichment Program Keeps Students Sharp This Summer


During the summer, most parents default to enrolling their child in a general summer camp or sports clinic, but what if there was an option for kids to explore an academic interest and build a competitive edge in the classroom?  The Sylvan Learning Center of Richmond is introducing Math Edge — a new activity this […]

Richmond Summer Camps 2015

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4 Star Camps at UVA for academics, golf and tennis. Our priorities for the camp are clear – each season our goal is to raise the bar in regards to safety, outstanding staff, customized courses and most of all just plain fun. Abacus Math Club offers a half-day academic enrichment summer day camp for children […]

“I’m Bored”


  “The self must know stillness before it can discover its true song.”  Ralph Brum     It’s okay this winter to let your kids get bored. Really really bored. I know in today’s world we think busy is good.  We think we need to have our kids on travel soccer and two swim teams. […]

Back to School and Soon to College


Moms, it’s September. That usually brings two emotions. For parents of older kids, it’s joy that school has started. Those with new kindergarteners, however, may feel sadness, even nostalgia, for the baby you once rocked to sleep who is growing up. Fast forward (I know this is painful) and imagine your child with a high […]

How to Talk to Your Child About Their School Day and Get More than “Fine”

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  By Dr. Elizabeth M. Vantre   You learned through a parent volunteer that not only did your child’s class get a visit from the ice cream truck for good behavior, but your child got the only A+ on the science test.  Why is it then when your child gets off the bus, you excitedly […]

10 Homework Station & Storage Ideas for Small Spaces


It would be great if we all had a huge space to for kids to do their homework after school. But often, bedrooms have too many distractions, playrooms are noisy and homework ends up being done at the kitchen table. Thankfully some creative moms have come up with some small or portable ways to create […]

Back to School Survival Guide for Parents

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By Steve Green, Executive Director Sylvan Learning of Richmond While the idea of waking up at the crack of dawn to prepare lunches, fighting over appropriate school attire and regulating the amount of television watched might have you frazzled, take solace in the fact that you can play a big part in getting your children […]

Back to School Survival Guide for Students

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By Steve Green, Executive Director Sylvan Learning of Richmond For many students, the first day of school doesn’t only bring new teachers and new friends – it can also be a source of anxiety with homework assignments and tests just around the corner. Starting the school year off on the right foot can help minimize […]

Tax Free Weekend For Clothing and School Supplies

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  It’s official: back to school time is here! Time to save your 5.3%. School supply items with a retail price of $20 or less and clothing and footwear with a retail price of $100 or less can be purchased tax free August 1-3, 2014.  And while 5.3% may not be all that much, it’s […]

Tips to Avoid the Summer Slide

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As you plan your family outings, vacations and general summer fun, what will you do to ensure that your child does not fall behind in school? Yes, you heard me correctly – even as those school buses drop off your precious cargo one last time – some parents are already thinking ahead for their summer […]