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by: Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities

10 Ways to Help Your Kid Get Organized for the New School Year

Get Organized for Back to School

Developing good organizational skills is a key ingredient for success in school and in life. Although some people are by nature more organized than others, anyone can put routines and systems in place to help a child "get it together." The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities has come up with a list of strategies you can use to help your child get — and keep — their life under control this school year.

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Boys and Their Friends

Boys and Their Friends

Boys, like girls, crave connection and belonging. Like all of us, boys need friends, suffer when they don't believe they have any, and agonize over the ups and downs of relationships. Many adults believe that somehow boys need friends less than girls do; the myth of the stoic male has intruded even into childhood.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Homeschooling Teens

Homeschooling Teens

The Whys, and the Must-Haves

The idea of homeschooling through high school can be scary. Parents tell me, "I could never homeschool my teen - I barely got through some of my own high school classes!" But homeschool advocates are discovering there's a better way for teens to learn, and homeschooling your high-schooler may be easier than you think.

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by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

What's Missing? Memory Game

What's Missing? Memory Game


Test your preschool child's memory skills. Can she tell what's missing in this fun game?

 
Materials

  • Various household objects or small toys

Directions

  1. Test your preschooler's memory skills by placing a few toys or household objects in front her.

  2. Allow her to study them, then have her close her eyes while you remove one object.

  3. See if she can tell you which object is missing.

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Pre-K

Pre-K

Reward Positive Behavior

Reward Positive Behavior

Rewarding your child when he has done a good job, made progress on a tough problem, or achieved something he's worked for is a great way to accentuate positive behavior (and prevent problem behavior, too). A rewarded child learns, “When I do well, I'm appreciated and rewarded.”

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Set Reasonable Expectations and Goals for Your Child

Set Reasonable Expectations and Goals for Your Child

No matter your general mood, having positive, realistic expectations for your child's achievements and behavior is something to strive for. When parents' expectations for their kids are set at the right level-not too high and not too low-kids do very well in life indeed. Here then, are some specific tools for setting reasonable expectations that even the gloomiest donkey can follow.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Identifying a Learning Disability: The First Steps

Identifying a Learning Disability: The First Steps

As we pass through life, we excel in some areas, and in others, we falter. Recognizing and acknowledging the latter assures us growth. For many individuals, weaknesses lie in athletic, musical, or artistic realms. It is often possible for a person to adapt and develop with those weaknesses unnoticed. Academic deficits, however, are more difficult to escape and overcome.

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The SAT Reading Comprehension: Basic Principles

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The SAT Reading Comprehension: Basic Principles

Why Your Comprehension Improves the Less You Read of a Passage
Three sections of the SAT Reading Test begin with sentence completion questions before the reading passages; one section consists of reading questions. To give you a better idea of the layout of the passages within the SAT Reading Test, let's take another look at its three sections:
  • 25-minute section: 8 sentence completions and 16 reading questions (2 paired small passages, 1 long passage)
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Dream Symbols and Names

Dream Symbols and Names

What's in a Name

Native Americans are big believers in the inspirations that dreams can hold, and they use intricate webs of wood, threads, and feathers, called dream catchers, to capture all dreams, good and bad. According to legend, bad dreams get trapped in the web and eventually burn up. Good dreams are stored in the dream catcher's feathers, where they stay until they can be dreamed again.

Gifted Kids or Gifted Mothers

Gifted Kids or Gifted Mothers

In a fascinating study in the early 1990s, Ellen Moss and her colleagues compared the way that mothers of exceptionally gifted preschoolers talked to them during problem-solving tasks with conversations between a control group of mothers and children with only average scores on a standard IQ test.

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by: Lindsay Hutton

Common Core Confusion: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Schoolwork

common core confusion: a guide to understanding your child's schoolwork

Parents just don't understand

Common Core Confusion: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Schoolwork

If you have a school-aged child currently learning under the Common Core Standards, you might have noticed that the curriculum your child is learning is vastly different from what you remember from your own school days. Does your third grader's homework seem impossible to you? Does your second grader mention terms you've never heard before?
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Tips for the End of School

Tips for the End of School

Make a strong finish!

Here are the tips and resources you need to help you and your kids survive the end of school and enjoy summer.

1. How to decide which classes your child will take next year.

Gifted programs
Do you think your child has special talents? Don't miss out! Now's the time to submit parent and teacher referrals for gifted and talented programs. An evaluation period may be underway in your school to determine eligibility for programs in the fall.

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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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Homework Tips for Teens

Setting the scene

Homework Tips for Teens

At this point, your teen has probably established his favorite place to do homework, so your main role at this point is to stop nagging. If you were to visit households of some “grade A” high school students, chances are you'd catch one doing homework with MTV blaring in the background; another talking on the phone while completing a history paper; another working in the kitchen with his feet on the table; and yet another sprawled across the family room floor keeping up her A average.

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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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