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Updated: May 14, 2020

4 Tips for Parenting an Only Child During Quarantine

4 tips for quarantining with an only child

My daughter is bubbly and extroverted...and she has no siblings. As an only child who thrives on social interactions with her peers, it has been difficult to meet her social needs while sheltering in place. FaceTime and Zoom calls and online classes don’t do much for her either—she explained to me that she doesn’t like these things because she wants to “be with the real person.” 

Expect the Best from Your Child

Expect the Best from Your Child

Assume a “Good” Child

Assuming your child is a “good” kid is part of setting your child up for disciplinary success, and is a big element of positive discipline. Nobody wants to be “bad,” and every human being wants approval.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

The Core Knowledge Curriculum

The Core Knowledge Curriculum

It was first tested in Fort Myers, Florida, in 1990. Based on the premise that a shared body of common knowledge is crucial for citizens of a democracy, "core knowledge" has gone from a philosophy to a growing phenomenon that has revolutionized over 350 schools across the country.

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Grade Your Child's School Music Program

Grade Your Child's School Music Program

Brought to you by MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

You want your child to be exposed to the best music program possible, but how can you tell if her school is making the grade? These simple checklists take the guesswork out of evaluating a school music program.

School-District Checklist

1. Does every student in the school have access to music if they want it?

2. Is there a written curriculum based on local, state, or national standards?

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High School Seniors Say Thanks

High School Seniors Say Thanks

High-school seniors reminisce a lot. As their graduation approaches, they become nostalgic, cling to one another, and recount endless tales from their shared past. While your highly emotional senior is in such a mindful state, you might ask her to consider expressing gratitude to the special people in her life who believed in her when she had lost belief in herself, who comforted her when her dreams were shattered, and who gave her safe harbor when her world seemed out of control.

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Teaching Your Son About Women

Teaching Your Son About Women

Children are always making decisions. As they go through life, they have feelings and thoughts about what they see, and they make unconscious decisions about what it all means. As a mother, you are your son's most influential teacher about women. The choices you make will teach your son powerful lessons about his own relationships with women.

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by: Dr. Kyle Pruett

Co-Parenting

Co-Parenting

Introduction

In the complex realm of family discipline, stereotypes die hard. Mothers still tend to emphasize the emotional and interpersonal violations of misbehavior; "Do you ever think of how much work it is for me to clean up your mess?" Fathers, meanwhile, tend to highlight the real world implications of misbehavior; "Being a jerk isn't going to make your teacher want to do you any favors at report card time."

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Using the Web as a Research Tool

Using the Web as a Research Tool

How do you do research on the Web?
First, figure out key words to use in the search. To find sites on the Penobscot Indians, for example, think of other words to describe them. If you just type Penobscot, you'll miss tons of information and get some really off the wall stuff. Instead, try to think of more common, less specific words: Native Americans, American Indians, Native American tribes, etc. Next, I choose a search engine on the Web.

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by: Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities

Tips for Developing Healthy Self-Esteem in Your Child

Tips for Developing Healthy Self-Esteem in Your Child

Most parents are aware that their child's feelings of self-worth are linked to social and academic success, but they sometimes don't realize how easy it is to damage their child's self-esteem. Research shows that children with learning disabilities are especially likely to suffer from a lack of self-esteem, but all children benefit when their parents take steps to help them develop positive feelings of self-worth. The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities and Dr.

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Save Our Stepfamily!

Save Our Stepfamily!

Assessing the situation is the hardest part. Once you've made the decision to get some help for your family, you'll find that there are lots of resources available. Therapy is a tool; it's a way to learn, take care of yourselves, and heal old wounds. Therapy is positive. Just because you're seeking therapy doesn't mean that you're nuts, that your family is a failure, or that you've done something wrong and need punishment.

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Adoption: Single with Children

Adoption: Single with Children

Every state in the United States allows single people to adopt. As a result, marital status isn't a legal barrier to adopting a child anywhere. At least, not officially. Many adoption agencies and attorneys, however, still perceive the married couple as the ideal choice for the children they place. So sometimes the single man or woman drops to the end of the adoption line when it comes to priorities—depending on who the adoption arranger is.

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The Best Classrooms for Children with ADHD

The Best Classrooms for Children with ADHD

What is the best classroom environment for a child with ADHD?
The ideal classroom will be informal but structured. That may sound contradictory at first, because we tend to think of structure and formality as being the same thing. They're not.

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Why People with ASD Act the Way They Do

Why People with ASD Act the Way They Do

A diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is based on observable behavioral characteristics. We are beginning to have an understanding of why people have those observable characteristics, that is to say, why they behave the way they do.

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Homeschooling Teens: Teaching and Record Keeping

Homeschooling Teens:
Teaching and Record Keeping

Isabel Shaw  

What Subjects Do I Teach?


Homeschooling: The Teen Years by Cafi Cohen outlines how to set up and follow a high school curriculum. If your child plans to attend college, Cohen advises you to begin your studies with the following subjects:

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Updated: July 11, 2019

Learning to Play: Tips for Parents of Young Musicians

Learning to Play: Tips for Parents of Young Musicians

Brought to you by MENC: The National Association for Music Education

Whether you play an instrument yourself or can't even whistle, these tips will help you guide your child into the wonderful world of music-making.

Choosing the right instrument

  • Ask your child what sounds she likes and what instruments appeal to her.

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    ADHD in School

    ADHD in School

    The school environment--with its schedules and assignments, its long stretches of desk work, its emphasis on writing--all too often becomes a battleground to the child with ADHD.

    The battle of the classroom can't be won with medication alone. It's only the initial building block. Study after study shows that medication alone doesn't improve academic achievement.

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    Genealogy: Deciphering a Family Deed

    Genealogy: Deciphering a Family Deed

    Success at Last!

    You are now looking at the deed. What to do? First, you need to read through the document. Until you become familiar with old handwriting and terminology, this will be a slow process. However, it is through such readings that experience develops. You are seeking certain bits of information from the deed:

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    Updated: May 15, 2019

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    Art for Homeschoolers

    Art for Homeschoolers

    I remember being totally involved in an art project as a child in school. Suddenly, the bell would ring, signaling the end of class -- what a disappointment! Not only did I have to abruptly shut down my creative energies, but my artwork would be put aside until we had art class again the following week. Sometimes the next class was a new project entirely, and my unfinished work was simply discarded.

    Children who learn at home have a unique opportunity to enjoy the creative process for as long as they wish.

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    by: Katy Abel

    Finding the Right Preschool: Step-by-Step

    Finding the Right Preschool: Step-by-Step

    Experts Weigh In

    What makes a good preschool? What is "Montessori" school? Should your child be learning her letters at age three, or is that pushing it?

    Choosing a preschool is often the first education decision a parent makes, beyond the teaching and learning that occurs at home. To help you make the best choice for your child, FamilyEducation.com asked three preschool authorities for a checklist of things you should when visiting preschools in your area.

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    Pre-K

    Pre-K