• School and Learning
    Dyslexia
    Teachers Aren't Helping, Despite IEP
    When your child's teachers are an obstacle to the IEP, there are steps you can take. ...
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    How to Get Involved
    Twelve-Year-Old Causing Trouble in School
    When a former teacher's pet starts causing trouble in class, it's time to make an appointment with the child's school counselor. ...
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    How to Get Involved
    Top 10 Ways to Give Back to Your Child's School
    Have you ever wanted to give back to your child's school, but aren't sure how? It's simple! Whether you can donate your time, skills, or money, these 10 ideas are easy ways to help out and show your appreciation. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    How to Get Involved
    Request for Teacher Ignored
    In most cases, parents cannot request a child's teacher. Learn other ways that you can ensure your child has a good school year. ...
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    Child's Advocate
    Child Needs School Help
    When it's clear your child is having problems with school, take your questions to the school counselor -- and expect answers. ...
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    Punishment in School
    The Wrong Punishment
    The teacher has a right to punish your child, within reason, but occasionally the punishment may be misguided or even harmful. ...
  • Bullying and the Law
    Dealing With Bullies
    Bullying and Your Child: Can the Law Protect Them?
    Name calling. Incessant taunting. Online harassment and humiliation. Threats. Getting hit, kicked and knocked down. Have any of these ever happened to your child? If so, he has been the victim of bullying. The Department of Health and Human Serv...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Parent-Teacher Conflicts
    Recovering from a Bad Teacher
    Ease your child back into education after a particularly bad experience with a teacher. ...
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    Behavior Issues
    Daydreaming at School
    A smart but distracted child may just need a bit of time to play developmental catch-up. ...
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    Gifted Education
    Combination Class
    What are the benefits of enrolling your child in a class that combines coursework from different grade levels? ...
  • Kids
    Violence in School
    Getting the Principal to Respond
    Sending a letter to both the Principal and the Superintendent of your school may have the desired effect. ...
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    Gifted Education
    A New School, Advocacy, and the WISC
    When a child has tested as gifted but the timing isn't right to get gifted services at a new school, her parent should take action. ...
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    Ld Signs and Symptoms
    Confirming a Learning Deficit
    Don't blindly accept actions taken on your child's behalf without demanding the evidence. ...
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    Academic Achievements
    Reward vs. Punishment
    The carrot works better than the stick when it comes to getting kids to succeed academically. ...
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    How to Get Involved
    10 Ways to Get Community Support for Your School
    Community support is essential in helping your child's school thrive. Are you looking for ways to get your community more involved with the local school system? These 10 ideas can help. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Developmental Delay
    Results Matter
    It's great when teachers offer struggling students extra help, but make sure you see the results yourself. ...
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    Behavioral Problems
    High Expectations
    Make sure your child knows that you have high expectations for his behavior. ...
  • Kids
    Social Skills
    Assembly Programs
    Learn how to find assembly programs that address social skills, for your child's elementary school. ...