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Updated: May 15, 2019

Modern Art: Creative Tech Toys for Little Artists

Modern Art: Creative Tech Toys for Little Artists

Kids are no longer limited to paint, crayons, glitter, and glue during creative playtime. Ever-emerging gadgets offer exciting new ways for kids to exercise their imagination and artistic side! Help your modern day artistes dabble in music, photography, animation, and art with these picks for the coolest artsy and creative toys and devices.

Managing Documents Under IDEA, Part II

For lawyers

Documents in the hearing process: preparing to meet your lawyer.

When parents ask an attorney or lay advocate to advise them about their child's rights under IDEA, the first thing the adviser must do is review all the relevant documents. How should you organize them?

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Homeschooling Through Challenging Times

Homeschooling Through Challenging Times

Isabel Shaw

When difficulties arise, families sometimes give up on homeschooling, believing that children will be in the way, or will be unable to cope with a challenging situation. Family illness, a new baby, moving, job loss, divorce, and other family issues are reasons why parents may think about putting their children back in school.

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Planning Your Homeschool Year

Planning Your Homeschool Year

After you have determined the number of days in your school year, you will need to decide how you want to achieve that number of days by planning your school year. You know that the year has 365 days available for school. You also know the number of instructional days in your school year. Now you need to decide how you will lay out those instructional days over the 365 that are available to you.

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Using Unit Studies in Homeschooling

Using Unit Studies in Homeschooling

Unit studies are a special kind of curricula because they combine multiple subjects into one curriculum. You then teach all those topics by using the single unit study.

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Building the Curricula You Will Use to Homeschool

Building the Curricula You Will Use to Homeschool

Although the list of subjects is what you will teach, the curricula are how you will teach those subjects. You will need a curriculum for each subject for each student for each year.

What Is a Curriculum and Why Is It Important?

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Helping a Homeschooled Child Keep in Touch with School Friends

Helping a Homeschooled Child Keep in Touch with School Friends

If your child has been in an institutional school for awhile, he probably has some friends. Removing a child from the school environment obviously presents challenges for your child maintaining these friendships simply because of the realities of no longer spending most of the day in the same place.

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by: Kristine Petterson

Parenting Mindfully When Life Spirals Out of Control

mindful parenting when things seem out of control

My yoga teacher Tiffany Wood loves to say, “You may not be in control of every situation, but you can always take charge.” It took time for this teaching to sink in, and becoming a mother gave me a whole new perspective on being out of control. Parents are handed a tiny human with their own agenda and pretty strong opinions out of the gate. It’s physically and emotionally exhausting and it only gets harder when your child is old enough to look you in the eye and shout, “NO!”

Updated: January 23, 2020

Teaching Math for Homeschoolers

Teaching Math for Homeschoolers

Isabel Shaw

One Step Ahead
How can you teach math to your children if you struggle with it yourself? Yes, there are those among us who truly love math— people who grasp math concepts quickly, remember the laws and formulas easily, and retain this information over theyears. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them. And, judging from my contact with families around the country, most parents are in the same boat.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Homeschooling for Multiple Intelligences

Homeschooling for Multiple Intelligences

How Can I Teach You? Let Me Count the Ways.
There are as many ways to homeschool as there are ways for children to learn. Parents usually start with the traditional classroom model, because that's what they know. A curriculum is purchased from one of the leading curriculum vendors, and it outlines everything the child will study in the coming year. Many curriculum packages contain all the textbooks, workbooks, and related materials, as well as telephone support.

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by: Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Q&A: ADHD and Assessment, Placement, Services, and Programs

Q&A: ADHD and Assessment, Placement, Services, and Programs

Read other parents' questions about assessments, services, placements, and programs for kids with ADHD.

1. How do we figure out if my eight-year-old has ADD, ADHD, or OCD? How do we get her help with math that she will understand?
Read the answer...

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Updated: August 11, 2020

5 Phrases to Say to Your Anxious Child About Schools Reopening

5 phrases you can say to anxious kids about going back to school Fall 2020

Back-to-school has never felt so fraught with emotion and uncertainty thanks to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. As parents, we feel the swing of sanity as it rests upon surges of fear, hope, and anxiety connected with the news and the reopening plans of schools coming to fruition. None of this is lost upon our children no matter what their ages.

Monitoring Legal Activity Regarding Homeschooling

Monitoring Legal Activity Regarding Homeschooling

It is a fact of life that education legislation changes frequently, and this can impact homeschooling. At any point in time, there is usually various legislative and legal activity occurring in several states that impact homeschooling in those states with the possibility of impacting it in other states as well.

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Creating and Maintaining a Homeschool Calendar and Schedule

Creating and Maintaining a Homeschool Calendar and Schedule

Now that you know how many days of instruction (school days) you will have in a year, when the school year will start, and when the breaks will be, you are ready to create your homeschool's calendar.

More: How to Create a Homeschool Schedule That Works for Your Family

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