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Updated: February 12, 2020

Study Says Watching Sesame Street Could Have Positive Impact on a Child's Success

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My daughters are five and (almost) two, and they both love watching Sesame Street—and not just because of Elmo, everyone’s favorite furry monster! My mom swears I loved Sesame Street as a kid, too. It was whimsical, fun, and taught you numbers, letters, shapes, about other cultures, and friendship.

In fact, I am absolutely convinced this catchy Sesame Street video helped my older child understand the American alphabet—we would play it for her over and over and over again!

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Developmental Disabilities & High School Graduation

What to do

What You Can Do
In your case, it sounds like your son may not have achieved sufficient skills to be employable. The issue of graduation should be discussed within the TEAM process and criteria established that are appropriate for him. If not, you and your son may reject the IEP and use your state's special education due process system to contest the lack of appropriate graduation standards. If the school system insists on graduating him, the due process system can also be used to contest that decision.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Preparing for a Baby in a Digital World

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Preparing for a baby deserves so much attention and dedicated time to planning for your tiny human, but where do you find the time? Between work, paying the bills, walking the dog, and the occasional social call, where do you squeeze in childbirth education classes and creating a birth plan? Maybe the anxiety of preparing is what’s holding you back. Regardless of what is preventing you from preparing for your birth experience, we have the ultimate solution! 

Updated: January 25, 2022

14 Valentine's Day Games for Kids from Crafts to Candy

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Kids love to feel loved and to celebrate holidays. This Valentine’s Day, you can show your children some special holiday love by playing a few of these Valentine’s Day games for kids. Whether you play as a family at home or in a classroom party at school, there are so many fun games to make the most of this holiday and to show your children that you care.

Updated: January 23, 2020

Navigating the Legal System

Navigating the Legal System

Jane Derman-Kilgallon says she didn't know that her son, David, had a learning disability (LD) until her sister, who has a Masters degree in special education, recognized one of the symptoms: depression.

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Updated: May 24, 2022

A Parent's Guide to Managing Chronic Illness in College

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College is a time of change and worry for every parent and teen, but if your child has a chronic illness, medical issues, or disability you have a lot more to worry about. You’ve probably been on the front lines helping your child manage his or her condition, but this will be the first time they will be flying solo on all fronts, so it’s important that you know how to support them so they can care for themselves.

by: Rebecca Desfosse

7 STEM Careers Kids Can Explore

STEM Careers for Kids

The STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field is growing every day, with new and interesting career paths emerging that weren't even a possibility a few years ago. Careers in the STEM field are some of the fastest-growing occupations in the country and feature amazing growth and salary potential. Here are a few of the most exciting STEM careers kids can explore.

Updated: August 8, 2019

3 Tips for a Stress-Free School Morning Routine

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Back-to-school season is upon us. If anyone else is wondering where summer went, I totally get it. Seems like just yesterday we were making our summer bucket list and checking it twice, now we are crossing off items on our back-to-school list. Sigh. 

But, have no fear. Here are a few simple tips and tricks to get you up to super mom speed and have you nailing those busy school mornings with ease.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Homeschooling on a Budget

Homeschooling on a Budget

You Really Can Do It
Most parents believe educating their children is an expensive proposition. According to The Homeschooling Book of Answers, public schools spend nearly $7,000 per pupil per year. What if I told you there were families providing an excellent education for their homeschooled child for $50 per year? And even for those of us who splurge on a few beautiful books occasionally, we can easily manage to keep our total expenses under $200 a year. Sound impossible? Here's how:

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Updated: April 19, 2022

8 Reasons Why All Parents Should Take a Kid-Free Vacation

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Most parents probably spend a few moments fantasizing about a kids-free vacation every week. It may happen when your child is popping out of bed after you’ve already said goodnight five times or when you’re facing mounds of child-sized laundry or when you’re telling your kids to stop arguing with each other for the tenth time that day. Those moments of fantasy are as much a part of parenthood as dirty diapers and boxed mac and cheese. 

Updated: November 11, 2020

How to Deal With Your Teen's YouTube Addiction

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If your teen is spending time on her phone, there’s a very good chance that she’s watching YouTube. As a source of entertainment and information, YouTube offers enticing reasons to visit and stay visiting for endless amounts of time. If you have a child with a phone or access to the internet, here is what you need to know about YouTube.

More: 5 Warning Signs of Screen Addiction

Updated: January 23, 2020

Evaluating the Year-Round School System

Evaluating the Year-Round School System

earlygular.gifAlmost 2 million students attend year-round schools today, an increase of 400% in the last 12 years. Will your kids be the next to kiss that long summer vacation goodbye? If your school system is busting at the seams, your school board may already be considering the idea. Year-round schooling can reduce overcrowding, while avoiding the high cost of building new schools. How does it work?

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Bringing Up Open-Minded Kids

Bringing Up Open-Minded Kids

What is Multiculturalism?
*The following is an interview with Dr. James A. Banks, a professor of education and director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle, and author of Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society.

Q: What is multicultural education?

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by: Christy Matte

How To Limit Your Child's Data Usage

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Adding your child to the family mobile plan has become a new tech-oriented milestone, but for parents, it may also mean higher data costs. Unless you’re willing to pay for an unlimited data plan, you’ll want to have a serious discussion with your kid about data usage.

Realistically, a single chat won’t do the trick for most kids. Instead, you’ll need to model, educate, and regulate — and possibly pay the occasional overage fees when things don’t go as planned.