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Dr. Patrick Capriola

Dr. Patrick Capriola is the founder of strategiesforparents.com. He is an expert in parenting, social-emotional development, academic growth, dropout prevention, educator professional development, and navigating the school system. He earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida in 2014.

His professional experience includes serving as a classroom teacher, a student behavior specialist, a school administrator, and a coordinator of educator training at UF - providing professional development to school administrators and teachers, helping them learn to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of students.

He is focused on growing strategiesforparents.com into a leading source for high-quality research-based content to help parents work through the challenges of raising a family and progressing through the school system.

Is It Correct to Say “Hope Your Day Is Going Well”?

We all need some encouraging words now and then. No matter who you are, knowing that someone is thinking of you and wishing you well can brighten your day and make you feel better. “Hope your day is going well” is a standard well wish. It is correct to say, “Hope your day is going …

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Is It Correct to Say “Looking Forward to Working With You”?

So you’ve reached an agreement in a working partnership, and, as you shake hands with your soon-to-be coworker, what do you say? “Looking forward to working with you” comes to mind, but is that correct? Should you say something else instead? It is correct to say “looking forward to working with you” as a way …

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Is It Correct to Say “You Are Cordially Invited”?

When planning an exciting event, you usually want to share the moment with others. However, you don’t want to seem overly eager or desperate in your invitation, especially if the invitee is just an acquaintance or a business partner. This is an example of when it’s appropriate to say, “You are cordially invited.” It is …

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Is It Correct to Say “You Will Be Missed”?

Congratulations, you have a new job. And your former employer throws you a going away party to show appreciation for your service to the company. As former employees line up to wish you well, many say, “You will be missed.” What does that phrase mean? Is it different than saying “I will miss you”?   It …

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Which is Correct: We Are Open or We Are Opened?

It’s evening, and you’re walking down the street to your favorite ice cream shop. You’re hoping the shop is still open, and you’re trying to glimpse the sign in the front window. Should the sign say “We are open” or “We are opened?” The correct phrase is “We are open.” It is used to show …

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