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Your Child and the New Baby: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Your Child and the New Baby: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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Arrange special treats or special events that aren't appropriate for babies, but that your older child can enjoy. At least occasionally offer special foods, or special outings, like a trip to the movies or an indoor playspace. If you make a point of noting that your baby can't enjoy these pleasures yet, your child may appreciate being more grown up.

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Tween Sleep Facts

Tween Sleep Facts

It is a myth that by adopting a hands-off approach to bedtime, your child's need for sleep will motivate her to go to bed when she is tired and ensure that she gets enough rest to maintain good physical and mental health. Chronic sleep deprivation is a serious problem that takes a huge toll on large segments of the modern tween population.

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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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Special First-Aid Items for Children Under 12

Special First-Aid Items for Children Under 12

Remember that trip your whole family took to Williamsburg—when your youngest child suddenly got the worst cold of her life? The fact is that young kids tend to experience sudden illnesses more often than their older siblings or their parents. Further, young kids need different doses of medication and treatment. They can take the same medications and ointments as their older counterparts, but NOT AS MUCH.

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by: the Council for Exceptional Children

Classroom Modifications for Students with ADD/ADHD

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Is your child struggling in the classroom and not able to stay focused on his schoolwork? Ask your child's teacher if she can try these tips from special education teacher Francisca Jorgensen with your child.

1. Make sure your child has an "advantageous" seating location. This may not always mean placing her in the front and center of the classroom. Her teacher needs to find the most productive "fit" for your child.

2. Provide an individualized, written schedule that your child can refer to when needed.

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Updated: November 11, 2020

Easing Up On House Rules During the Coronavirus Pandemic

4 house rules to ease up on during coronavirus

Now more than ever, you can let go of your attempts to be Mary Poppins or the perfect parent. The rollercoaster of events caused by COVID-19 has forced us to dig deep and rethink what is most important in life. But meanwhile, we are required to #stayhome with our families while also attempting some degrees of normalcy with work, homeschool, and botched social interaction.

More: The Ultimate Guide to Working From Home With Kids

Helping Your Child Make Friends

Helping Your Child Make Friends

Preschoolers make friends quickly and intensely. To your three-year-old, a "friend" is anyone who is willing to play with her the way she wants to play at the moment. It could be someone she sees every day in the neighborhood or at day care. But it could just as well be someone she meets just once while playing in the park or playground or children's museum.

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Updated: January 23, 2020

Women in History for Homeschoolers

History for Homeschooled Girls

Isabel Shaw


History Revisited, Not Revised


"Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less." —Myra and David Sadker, authors of Failing at Fairness

As homeschoolers, we have the freedom to incorporate a wealth of new information about women into our history studies every day. But must we rewrite history to do so?

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by: Jerome J. Schultz,Ph.D.

The Grieving Process

The Grieving Process

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Schools understand that parents are at different stages in terms of their understanding and acceptance of a child's disability and their ability or willingness to work cooperatively with the school.

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by: Sandra F. Rief, M.A.

The Homework Supply Kit

The Homework Supply Kit

You can help your child considerably in cutting down on wasted time spent searching the house for necessary homework supplies and materials. Not only is it a frustrating waste of precious minutes, but it also causes a major break in productivity, pulling your child unnecessarily off-task.

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Succeeding at Standardized Tests

Succeeding at Standardized Tests

Parents: Do Your Homework
Standardized testing -- two simple words that often strike fear for children, teachers, and parents alike. Many states use proficiency testing as a way to assess children and evaluate teachers. In some states, a low score on a proficiency exam is grounds for holding your child back. Whatever the policies are in your state, your job is to prepare your young learner for the testing challenge.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Diabetes and Your Child's School

Diabetes and Your Child's School

If you have a school-aged youngster with type 1 diabetes, you are already educating him or her in ways to live comfortably with the condition. But equally important, you want to be sure that school personnel — teachers, nurse, bus driver, lunchroom workers — are also informed of your child's special health needs.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Special Education Evaluations and the Law

Special Education Evaluations and the Law

Your school system, under IDEA and its state counterparts, is required to fully evaluate any child who may need special education services ""in all areas related to the suspected disability, including, if appropriate, health, vision, hearing, social and emotional status, general intelligence, academic performance, communicative status, and motor abilities."" (34 CFR Sec. 300.532)

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Too Much Stimulation, or Too Little?

Too Much Stimulation, or Too Little?

At wedding receptions, you're likely to find two kinds of children tucked away under the banquet table. The first is usually accompanied by a bright-eyed, giggling cousin as the pair revels in the illicit thrill of stolen champagne or other contraband. For the second, the cool folds of the tablecloth offer a temporary sanctuary from the noise, bustle, and business of the whole occasion.

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