Category Archives: ACA Blog


8 Brain Superfoods To Help Your Child’s Focus And Memory


Serious (and not-so-serious) athletes understand that eating the right foods at the right time with the right balance of carbohydrates, fats, and protein can make a big difference in physical growth, development, and performance. What is less intuitive is that the brain is also a very hungry organ, especially in children. Check out these 8 […]

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How Does Your Child Learn Best?


Since the middle of the twentieth century, educators have known that there is no ideal teaching method that works for everyone. Every child differs in the way he perceives the world and in the way he absorbs information. The challenge is how to optimize teaching methods to adapt to an array of learning styles in […]

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Children’s Sleep Issues Solved


If your child isn’t sleeping, then everyone in the house is awake. As a parent, you expect a certain level of sleep deprivation while taking care of a hungry infant, but wasn’t that supposed to end at your child’s first birthday? You’re probably wondering why your toddler or preschooler is still getting up once, twice, […]

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5 Tips To Make Sure Your Child Has Enough Energy For School


For many parents, the buzz of a morning alarm can feel less like a reminder to start the day than a screeching blast that begins the desperate morning race. You rise from bed to shake your children awake, rush downstairs to put on the coffee, pop some frozen waffles in the toaster, and then return […]

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Cough, Sniffle, Sneeze: Is My Child Too Sick For School?


Even a mild, unexpected illness can wreak havoc with your busy schedule. Is that 99-degree temperature the start of the flu or just your child’s little body fighting off a new attack of a virus that he’s already had? Is your child tired because she had an active day, or is she coming down with […]

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Battle The Cold Season By Boosting Your Child’s Immune System


It’s that time of year again. Everyone is sniffling, sneezing, and complaining of stuffy noses and fatigue. Over 200 kinds of viruses can cause the common cold, and no one is immune until they catch all of them. The Center for Disease Control estimates that over twenty million school days are lost just due to […]

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4 Ways To Encourage Self-Learning At Home


Who doesn’t adore a self-motivated, curious, and independent student? It’s a joy to watch a child delve deep into a fascination with some new aspect of the world. That impulse is the essence of self-learning—a self-directed determination to grow in knowledge without the necessity of someone else having to explain or teach it. Promoting and […]

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6 Strategies To Ignite Your Child’s Curiosity


A curious mind is an active mind, a healthy mind, a vibrant mind. All children are born curious, for they spend their days observing and exploring the world around them. Babies want to know how things work, smell, taste, and feel. Toddlers expand their reach as they become mobile, and older children expand their knowledge […]

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My Children Are Always Tired, Help!


Children are little bundles of irrepressible energy. Racing, twirling, chattering and climbing, they burn their way through the day and, in the best circumstances, fall exhausted into bed at night. Yet even the most worn-out parents may pause if their child suddenly seems listless, lies around the house all day, or appears to have generally […]

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Popular Android Reading Games For Kids


The digital revolution has introduced new tools for parents, not the least of which is the ability to calm a fussy child for a few moments by slipping him your Android phone. Fortunately, it’s a guilt-free crutch, especially if your phone is filled with mobile reading apps that will build phonetic and word identification skills, […]

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