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    Coping With Autism
    7 Ways to Be an Everyday Advocate for Your Child with Autism
    Standing up for your child with autism isn't easy, but every parent can learn the skills to become a powerful advocate and help improve the system for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). One mother of a child with autism, and a legal exp...
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    Parent-Teacher Conferences
    Essential Rules of Parenting: Dealing with Your Child's School
    From when they're 4 or 5, right through until they're 16 or 18, there are certain basic Rules that will get you, and them, through their school career more happily. (Excerpted from "The Rules of Parenting" by Richard Templar) ...
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    8 Printable Thank-You Cards for Teacher Appreciation Week
    Give any of these printable thank-you cards during Teacher Appreciation Week (the first full week in May) or anytime during the school year when you and your child want to express your gratitude for a job well done! The cards go great with any of...
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    Teacher Appreciation Week
    Top 10 Year-End Gifts for Teachers Featured on Popular Parenting Site
    Top 10 Year-End Gifts for Teachers Featured on Popular Parenting SiteBOSTON - April 29, 2009 - May 3rd marks the beginning of a special week for showing thanks to the exceptional teachers who help children build an educational foundation for suc...
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    Questions for Teacher
    Parent-Teacher Conferences
    Parent-Teacher ConferencesAre you the parent of a child who's not a problem in class? Not even much of an attention getter? If so, getting a conversation going in your parent-teacher conference may prove frustrating. The teacher may have less to ...
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    Child's Advocate
    The Successful Advocate Quiz
    Take our Successful Advocate quiz, and find out what it takes to be your child's champion. ...
  • School Forms Printables
    "Thanks, Teacher!" Card Kids Can Color
    Print this free teacher appreciation card to thank your teacher for all the hard work this school year! Kids can add their own touch by coloring this black-and-white card. Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, but it's nic...
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    Questions for Teacher
    Are You Prepared for Parent-Teacher Conferences?
    Do you know how to make the most of those 20 minutes of conference time you get with your child's teacher? Take this quiz and find out! ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    School-Related Movies
    Teacher Double Feature
    Here are a few real-life teacher stories that have hit the big screen. Can you name the movies? ...
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    Education Reform
    What's Happening in Education Reform?
    A lot has happened this year in the world of education reform! Do you know the new lingo? ...
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    Child's Advocate
    Part-Time Job: A Good Idea for a High School Student?
    Get exeprt advice on whether it's wise for a high school student to have a part-time job. ...
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    Education Reform
    Do You Know the Latest Classroom Lingo?
    What's all the talk about ed reform? Take our quiz and find out how much you really know! ...
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    Parental Involvement
    Are You Asking the Teacher the Right Questions?
    How can you find out if your child is sharing his toys and behaving in school? Take our quiz. ...
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    School-Related Movies
    Top 10 Back-to-School Movies
    Over the years, the school yard has proven to be fertile ground for filmmakers. Here are some of our favorite movies and TV shows about the timeless struggle between students and teachers. They're all available on DVD. ...
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    Parent-Teacher Conflicts
    Verbally Abusive Teachers
    There are both federal and state laws that forbid teachers from harassing, teasing, and otherwise verbally or physically abusing kids. Find out what your and your child's rights are when dealing with an abusive teacher. ...
  • School Forms Printables
    Meeting Log
    Print and use this template each time you meet with your child's teacher or other school staff members. ...
  • School Forms Printables
    Parent Introduction Letter to the Teacher
    Use this printable school form to introduce yourself and describe your child to a new teacher. ...
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    Supporting Your LD Child
    Elementary School: The Foundation for Academic Success
    Elementary School: The Foundation for Academic SuccessBefore your student ever went to school, you were his first teacher. If you value education, achievement, and learning, then your student will too. You are not only your student's first teache...