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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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Updated: May 15, 2019

ADHD: Making Medication Decisions

ADHD: Making Medication Decisions

One Family's Story

Amy Schneier of Needham, Massachusetts, said that she didn't want to put her son Adam, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), on medication until his second-grade teacher suggested that it might help.

"I didn't want him to become reliant on medication. However, Adam's teacher said that she couldn't read his writing, he was distracted, and, when recess ended and his peers knew how to calm down in class, he couldn't."

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Updated: May 15, 2019

A Guide to Testing Accommodations

A Guide to Testing Accommodations

Accommodations are a favorite topic of mine for a simple reason: Instead of focusing on strategies to "fix" kids or to make kids perform better, we are focusing on how the environment can be changed to integrate kids who think differently. The test and the testing environment can be disabling and needs to change to accommodate your child's individual differences. I love saying that, and your kids will love to hear it.

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Getting Help for Alcohol Abuse

Getting Help for Alcohol Abuse

People have so many excuses for not getting help with their alcohol addiction. The excuse we hear over and over again is: “I don't need help. I can stop drinking at any time.” This is not true. When you are addicted, you have lost control. You cannot stop at any time. If you could, you would not be addicted. Make that first step and get help.

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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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Genealogy: Developing Your Home Support System

Genealogy: Developing Your Home Support System

Add to the references and resources you keep handy at home. Tapes, books, catalogs, computer programs, Internet subscriptions, and CD-ROMs can all advance your research from the comfort of home.

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Finding Your Homeschool Style

Finding Your Homeschool Style

Isabel Shaw

When I was first thinking about homeschooling, I asked a homeschool mom to describe her typical day. I was puzzled when she replied that there was no such thing as a typical day.

"What type of curriculum do you use?" I asked.

"Well, we're eclectic homechoolers, so we pick and choose our resources as we go along," she replied.

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Updated: May 29, 2020

5 Ways Kids Can Stay Connected and Social While Social Distancing

5 ways to keep kids connected and social during social distancing

In these unprecedented times, we are all dealing with the effects of social distancing. Though we know it is absolutely essential to stay home whenever possible during this global pandemic, the physical distance from friends and loved ones can be extremely difficult for people of all ages to deal with. Children are not immune to this experience. Whether children are expressing it or not, they do need interactions with others for the sake of their social emotional health.

by: Sandra F. Rief, M.A.

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What Parents Can Do to Help Their Children Get Organized

What Parents Can Do to Help Their Children Get Organized

Disorganization and lack of time awareness are common characteristics of ADHD. A child or teen with ADHD is likely weak in these skills and will need your help, support, and "coaching" in order to be successful in school. Try not to be critical; instead, keep in mind that this is part of the disorder.

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by: Katy Abel

The End-of-Summer Childcare Gap

The End-of-Summer Childcare Gap

Home AloneA Working Parent's Nightmare
In the last few weeks of summer, the phone rings off the hook at Parents in a Pinch, a Massachusetts-based childcare agency that specializes in helping parents in Boston and Baltimore find back up childcare. The agency's busiest time of year is between the end of summer camp and the beginning of the next school year.

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Updated: January 26, 2022

What is a Rainbow Baby?

what you should know about rainbow babies

Chances are, if you don’t know what a rainbow baby is, you haven’t experienced loss during your time of having children. A "rainbow baby" is defined as a baby born after the miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of an infant from natural causes. The name rainbow baby comes from the feeling of seeing a rainbow after a storm. Rainbow babies are extra special and so deeply loved even before they are born. However, a rainbow pregnancy is usually accompanied by very strong feelings of anxiety and sometimes doubt.

The SAT Is Not Like Your School Tests

The SAT Is Not Like Your School Tests

I'm sure you know kids who don't do so well in school, yet somehow manage to ace standardized tests like the SAT. And you probably know other students who do really well in school, yet when it comes to the SAT these same students don't do nearly as well—and sometimes even bomb the test completely.

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by: Brenda Zane

A Guide for Parents of Kids With Substance Use Disorder During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dealing with kids with substance abuse issues during COVID-19

The challenge of parenting a teen or young adult child with substance use disorder is arduous and emotionally exhausting at any time. Paralyzing anxiety, fear of the unknown, confusion, isolation, and sadness are normal day-to-day emotions when your child is misusing drugs or alcohol. Today, these parents are suffering the emotional and physical toll of the coronavirus pandemic on top of the heavy load they already carry.

by: Alexandra Kennedy, MA, MFT

Helping Children Understand The Five Losses That Make the COVID-19 Pandemic So Devastating

The 5 losses that make COVID-19 grief difficult for kids

Our world changed drastically, seemingly overnight. As the coronavirus emptied our streets, closed our businesses, threatened our lives, and isolated us in our homes, we have experienced profound losses. In response, our grief is deep, complicated and many layered—it is normal, natural and necessary to grieve.

More: 5 Tips for Parenting Anxious Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Updated: June 21, 2021

How a Lactation Consultant Can Help Your Family

Lactation Consultant

If you plan to incorporate breastfeeding as part of your motherhood journey, it can be very helpful to take the time to inform yourself about resources that can assist you. Although new moms may plan to breastfeed and expect such a natural feeding process to be easy, that is not always the case. Fortunately, there are many ways to learn about breastfeeding and to receive help. Our guide will take you through what you need to know about lactation education, and, specifically, how a lactation specialist or consultant can help your family.

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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Q&A: Self-Esteem

Q&A: Self-Esteem

Does your child come home from school feeling downtrodden? Does she give up easily? Sometimes, kids beat themselves up emotionally. Add LD or ADHD to the mix and the issue becomes even more complicated. Our experts answer parents' questions about self-esteem, confidence, and resilience.

Q&A by Carleton Kendrick, family therapist

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Organizing and Preparing Teaching Materials for Your Homeschool

Organizing and Preparing Teaching Materials for Your Homeschool

As you get familiar with your teaching materials, organize them so that you know where everything is. Here are some ideas that might help you with this task:

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