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Susan Kruger, M.Ed.

School Frustration and Anxiety

August 3, 2011

School Frustration and Anxiety: if you’ve ever felt totally lost and hopeless in school, there are some things you can you do to flip that feeling around… Feeling Like I’m Back in 4th Grade, Learning Long Division I recently had an experience (in fact, I’m still floundering my way through it) that took me right back…

Study Skills Are Boring! Or, Are They?

August 3, 2011

“Study skills are boring!” That is what most students tell me when I first meet them. Boring!? These are skills that can help them get better grades and spend less time on homework…how can they be boring? Honestly, there is a good explanation for the bad rap that study skills have developed over the years…

Study Skills: Lessons From a Football Quarterback

August 3, 2011

This time of year, my blood runs green and gold for the Green Bay Packers. My father grew up in Wisconsin during the Vince Lombardi era. I grew up in Detroit where people only complain about the Lions. I don’t think it was ever a decision…I was born a Cheesehead. Last night, I watched the…

Developing Confidence in School When You Have ADHD

August 3, 2011

Do you know why you have ADHD? …Because you are extremely intelligent! No, I am not being sarcastic. In fact, I could not be more sincere. Most people with ADHD have such a strong interest in a great variety of things, they have a hard time maintaining focus on one thing at a time. Of…

Why Does Homework Cause so Much Grief?

August 3, 2011

Tips for Understanding and Minimizing Homework Headaches Does homework cause tension in your house? Is the sense of frustration becoming too much to take? If so, you are not alone. Every day, I receive calls from parents who are fed up with the homework battles. Most parents wonder with exasperation, “Why does homework cause such…

How I Was Accused of Child Abuse

March 22, 2011

A week ago today, my husband & I were called in to meet with our son’s principal.  The topic? His attendance. Mark, a first-grader, has a variety of health and learning issues that we’ve been sorting through all year. He’s seen nine specialists and had a WIDE variety of tests, so his absences have been adding…

Tribute to My Dad on His Birthday

December 8, 2010

Several months ago, I was asked to write a 600-word story about how my father has contributed to my success in life. It was supposed to be published in a book paying tribute to fathers, but I believe the project has fallen-through. Nonetheless, I have had this piece and had been wondering how I might…

August, 2009: Vicki & Jen

August 1, 2009

Susan Kruger was featured in this audio segment for VickyandJen.com. What Really Matters Podcast Visit Susan’s page on VickyandJen.com or download mp3 here.   EB 071317

August, 2007: Vancouver Family Magazine

August 1, 2007

Susan Kruger wrote this article in Vancouver Family Magazine, “21 Days to Back-to-School Bliss.“     EB 071317

August, 2004: The Detroit News

August 1, 2004

Susan Kruger was featured in this article in the Detroit News. Camps hone learning skills: Sessions get students in the mood for fall classes by Amy Kuras …A “Girls Get Ready for Middle School” camp was canceled due to lack of participation, but a study skills camp running last week proved popular. Taught by Susan…

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