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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.

Why Lego Sets Are So Expensive & How to Pay Less for Lego’s

Since their arrival in the late 1940s, Lego’s have enjoyed a fair share of popularity in the building games market. But why are Lego’s so expensive? Lego’s are so expensive because their quality, durability, flexibility, support, marketing, and network is unmatched. Further, the number of specialized pieces included in their sets has grown substantially over …

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How Parents and Kids Can Bond Through Gaming: Modern Family Time

Caught in the middle of deciding whether video gaming is beneficial or harmful to their children, parents very often feel they are left with one of two options: be destructively permissive of their children’s gaming or place harsh restrictions on it. But lately, many have started asking the question Do video games bring families together? Here’s …

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Finding, Understanding, and Explaining Your Academic Interests

Academic interests are educational topics about which the student is curious and wants to spend more time exploring. Examples of academic interests include biology, history, mathematics, language, coding, and robotics. Students find their academic interests by exploring a wide range of topics and reflecting on those that appeal most to their skill set and curiosity.  …

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Developing the Qualities of a Model Student: Steps for Success

The idea of the model student is different for each situation. Every learning environment is unique for the individual, and there is no single formula for how to succeed in every case. There are, however, some essential qualities which need to be recognized by those who wish to become model students. What are the qualities …

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Why Parents Should Monitor Their Child’s Phone and Internet Activity

A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed that the vast majority of parents in the United States are very concerned with the what their children do online and how their behavior could be monitored by others through web history, social media activity, phone calls and even text messages of their kids (source). …

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What It Means to Be a Scholar: Understanding Scholars Today

Some of the greatest scholars in history have faced monumental personal and professional challenges to become an intellectual force of nature. We can all learn from them, be inspired by them, and become a better person by learning about what it means to be a scholar and the qualities that made them successful. A scholar …

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