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Articles by author: Rachel Brown

Redemption and the Empress Cixi

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Even she wasn’t quite sure why she hated it. Yet our generally peaceful relationship always soured when it came time to clip my daughter’s fingernails. From the time she was tiny, it had been a source of conflict and frustration for both of us. Her little fingers would...
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Mixing Up the Memory Work

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While our Foundations tutors do a fantastic job of modeling memory techniques and review activities that can easily be duplicated at home, we can sometimes neglect to incorporate these ideas into our daily memory work review routines. Daily review can become tiresome...
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The Grammar Clams or Fashioning the Perfect Fit

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This is our last night in the nursery. Next year my daughter enters Challenge. But unlike Wendy, we aren’t distraught or anxious. While we both have a healthy respect for the rigors of the Challenge program, we are excited by our new adventure and we are already...
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Cycle 2, Take 2

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Something is different this year. When we went through Cycle 2 three years ago, we were completing our first round through the cycle of Foundations memory work, and my eight-year-old daughter felt that she now understood all mysteries and all knowledge. Her hard-won...
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The Three Rs of Summer

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Summer—a time for refreshment, for renewal. And for many of us, for review. I don’t know about your children, but I have found that my daughter quickly loses math skills, speed, and insights if they are left to lie dormant for an entire summer. And sometimes we just...
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