Squinting is a sign of a child compensating for poor vision.
It was a during a car ride to Rhode Island in early 2003 that our Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Educational Operations came up the idea to create an educational resource for children the likes that no one has ever seen before. Since then, we have been blessed with the best tutors and staff anyone could ever ask for. As we celebrate our 20th school year, we would like to thank some important people that made Y3K Tutor In Your Home the award winning success it is today.
Arnold Goldstein – Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Educational Operations
Marjorie Pearlstein – Chief Administrative Officer
Jack Tunney – Vice President of Human Resources
Sarah S. – Tutor
Anna M. – Tutor
Bob P. – Tutor
Rick F. – Tutor
Robert B. – Tutor
Alicia R. – Tutor
Don M. – Tutor
There is a special part of our brain that is responsible for executive function skills. These skills include our ability to organize, plan ahead, and especially important in this day and age of COVID-19 . . . our ability to sense danger. The problem is that this all takes place in the prefrontal cortex and this area of the brain does not fully develop until we are well into our 20’s.
Therefore children and teens may not sense COVID-19 danger and choose not to social distance. It is up to us as responsible parents to monitor and keep our kids safe. We need to make sure our teens are following social distancing. It is your responsibility as a parent to make sure they follow the rules even when they are out in public places like a field, playground, or hanging out with their friends.
Now that schools are closed and a number of employees are working from home amid the coronavirus outbreak, people need to practice the concept of social distancing. It is the only thing that is going to immediately address the situation that we’re experiencing here in the United States. Y3K Tutor In Your Home asks all families to help flatten the curve. This means to spread out the impact of the virus over time instead of allowing it to spike as we’ve seen in Italy, for example, where the number of confirmed cases increased rapidly. A spike could overwhelm our health care system, even here in the United States.
Unfortunately there can be no play dates for your children, because you don’t know what the other child has been exposed to and might be bringing into your house, where it could be passed on. Avoid large public gatherings or venues where many people congregate such as malls. Social distancing is a way to protect yourself from contagious diseases, including the flu, the common cold or coronavirus (COVID-19). It involves maintaining at least a six-foot distance from other people, getting away from anyone who’s coughing or sneezing, avoiding shaking hands and using technology to meet instead of meeting in person when possible. As a nation we can work together and get it done!
We enjoy helping the community whenever we can. This is why we donated our tutoring and test preparation certificates to the Family Fun Morning Auction at the Carter Nursery School of Needham, MA. The money we raise is so valuable to their school. It helps fund equipment upgrades, specialists’ visits to classrooms, and more. Be sure to look for our Y3K Tutor In Your Home donation at the auction and please help the Carter Nursery School children of Needham and the surrounding towns.
Once again Y3K Tutor In Your Home has shown support of the children of the Carter Nursery School in Needham, MA. Our tutoring and test preparation services have been donated to their up-coming annual silent auction. The money raised from your bids help fund scholarships, equipment upgrades, and visits from specialists.
Studies show that children who are constantly praised do not succeed more than those who are not. In fact these kids become risk-averse. This means they haven’t developed a strategy for handling failure.
Skipping or delaying vaccines puts a young child at risk for serious diseases. Childhood is a time in life when these illnesses are the most dangerous.
Dress children in safe play clothes. Avoid scarves, hood drawstrings and necklaces that can get caught on play equipment causing major injuries.
HOW TO MAKE KIDS WANT TO READ #10: Read Aloud / Read Together
Take some time and read aloud with your child. It is a great way to spend some quality time together and creates excitement about reading.