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Why invest in a tutor? Four Reasons Why

Invest in a tutor for a variety of reasons. Tutors can help your child in specific areas where they are struggling. Tutors can also help your child excel past the rest of the class. A tutor is also an excellent way to meet your child's specific needs.  Reason One to invest in a tutor: To help excel past what is given in class Is your child excelling way past their grade level peers? The curriculum in class may be too easy. Bored students may end up distracted/unmotivated to challenge themselves…
Monica Ruz
March 27, 2021
Parenting TipsStudy Skills

Help your child study effectively

Online learning isn’t the most ideal form of education, but there are several ways you can help your child make the most of their “at-home” experience. These steps will improve your child’s learning and allow you to be more involved in their education! Help your child make a list of weekly, daily, or test prep. goals to study Teaching your child how to plan out work is an excellent way to teach responsibility and goal-setting. Take some time to sit down with your child and plan out daily, weekly or…
Monica Ruz
March 5, 2021
Parenting Tips

Track Your Child’s Academic Progress Throughout the Year

Track Your Child's Academic Progress by keeping a portfolio Did you know that teachers keep portfolios of your child's work? It helps them see their student's progress. We believe that parents should do the same at home! Keep track of your child's academic progress by putting work they do at home in a folder/box or a virtual folder/drive. Then visit it once a month in order to see progression in academics, creativity and content. Importantly, students who excel in school typically practice content at home. For instance, use DIY mini…
Mundo Academy
February 1, 2021
Parenting Tips

Motivate by encouraging, modeling, and rewarding your child

Here are some useful tips on how to motivate your child to do their best during online learning. We give you tips on how to motivate by encouraging, modeling, and rewarding. Motivate by: Encouraging your child to find at least one interesting fact each day during online-learning. Ask your child to give you a daily “fun fact” they learned during school.Consistently ask your child to share their interesting facts during dinner time or right after class. Turn it into a fun daily routine!Promote that there is something interesting and beneficial…
Mundo Academy
January 18, 2021
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Depression and Anxiety in Teens- Social Media Use

Is Social Media to blame for the increase in depression and anxiety in teens? It’s really hard to tell, given that engagement in social media is a fairly new phenomenon. We did some research and decided to share what we’ve found surrounding this important issue. These findings do not show causation, but the issues outlined in this article have shown statistical correlations and meaningful associations.  Depression and Anxiety Depression and anxiety have increased by 70% in the past 25 years in young people. They have adverse consequences on adolescent development.…
Mundo Academy
December 20, 2020
Parenting Tips

Teenagers During Quarantine- Advice & Tips

Living through this quarantine as a young person can be very difficult because it is the perfect time to go out with friends, experience new things, travel and have fun. But with the safer-at-home order, many young people are experiencing sadness, anger, and anxiety. These desperate times call for some creativity. Most of all, it calls for some structure and strategy. Here is some advice for teenagers during quarantine. It is completely normal to feel anxiety during quarantine time. You Are Not Alone- Teenagers During Quarantine Knowing that many people, regardless…
Mundo Academy
April 30, 2020
Parenting Tips

Get Your Teen Off their Smartphone

Parenting Advice to Get Your Teen Off Smartphone Every parent wants to know how to get their teen off their smartphone and into their books. Teens also report that their number one distraction is their phone. The internet is full of advice on rules parents should implement to limit cell phone usage. Those rules are great, but we have some advice that is better than just implementing rules. It’s about becoming the type of parent you always imagined you’d be, about having the type of child you can trust and…
Mundo Academy
December 14, 2019
Parenting Tips

Common Mistakes Parents Make With Their Teenagers

Parents, are you part of your teenager’s problem? Sometimes although well-intentioned, parents can be part of a child’s barrier without realizing it. There are some common mistakes that parents tend to make with their teenage children. Here are they are with some points you should be aware of and try to avoid. Acknowledge Your Child's Feelings Do not overlook or diminish your child’s feelings. Saying, “It’s not a big deal,” or “It’s not important” contributes to teenagers’ feelings of not being understood. If your teenager is upset about something, then…
Mundo Academy
November 19, 2019
Parenting Tips

How Parents Can Help Their Kids Overcome Common Barriers

Teen Years and Communication Teenagers may seem difficult to understand, and parents often feel distant from their children once they hit adolescence. When students start to fall behind in school, parents often wonder what they can do to help their children. Many times, due to a lack of communication, parents feel at a loss about how to talk to and help their children. Life does not need to be like this, and it shouldn’t be the norm in your household. Talking to your teens and showing them you love them…
Mundo Academy
October 25, 2019