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Talking with Your Child About Autism

Talking with Your Child About Autism

by Areva Martin, Esq.

Inevitably, your child with mild to moderate to high-functioning autism will ask questions about his disorder. He will want to know why he is different from other children at school, in the neighborhood, or on the playground. If you can offer him reassurance, it will help him feel better about himself and his condition.

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Talking to Your Children About Drugs

Talking to Your Children About Drugs

The other “big talk” that parents frequently find difficult is the talk about drugs. Unlike the topic of sex, there's really no need to modulate your message about drugs to suit your child's age—there is nothing wrong with mentioning from day one how bad such things are for a person's health.

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Talking to Your Preschooler About Death

Talking to Your Preschooler About Death

All life ends in death. But because our culture has difficulty accepting this fact, death has become an unspeakable terror.

Perhaps due to our own fears, speaking to preschoolers about death is an even greater taboo today than talking about sex. Adults try to justify their reticence by arguing that because young children can't possibly understand death, parents should spare their preschoolers the burden of thinking about it.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Talking to Your Child about Report Cards

Talking to Your Child about Report Cards

A child's report card can bring feelings of joy, excitement, and pride; it can also cause concern, frustration, and uncertainty. In either case, the reporting period marks a new beginning to set goals as well as reflect on past work habits, achievements, and hardships. Most important, it is a time for parents to communicate with their children and determine a path for future academic enrichment and social/emotional growth.

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by: Rebecca Desfosse

5 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Peer Pressure

Happy Friends Peer Pressure

As kids reach elementary school age, they become more and more susceptible to peer pressure. Peer pressure comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from others pressuring your child to drink or do drugs to encouraging them to give it their all in a team sport. Here's how to help your kid deal and why it can sometimes be a good thing:

Talk to Them About What It Means to be a Good Friend

Updated: May 15, 2019

Talking to Your Third-Grader about Social Studies

Talking to Your Third-Grader about Social Studies

  • Watch the television news together on occasion. Let the events on the news become a basis for conversation. You might also watch documentaries about historical figures with your child; biography is a good basis for helping children learn about history.
  • Look at photographs together. Family pictures showing you and your child at different ages are a good choice. Ask, "What can you remember about these earlier times? What is different now?"
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Updated: April 22, 2022

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Upcoming School Year

How to talk to your kids about going back to school in Fall 2020

This summer parents have been waiting anxiously for their school districts to release reopening plans. Afterall, until we know what school will look like, we can’t help our children get ready! It’s hard to plan when you don’t know what you are planning for. Some schools opened their doors last week, and over the next few weeks more schools will begin (whether online, in person, or a combination of both).

More: At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Updated: January 26, 2022

Boys and Porn: How to Talk to Your Son About Porn

Boys and Porn

Boys and Porn: What's Normal?

The internet is an easily-accessible resource for information of all kinds, and adolescent boys take advantage of the freedom they have to search for whatever interests them. There is a never ending stream of information and entertainment from cosplay to YouTube videos of their favorite musicians. For many young men, one of the top searches is online porn. It's natural for teenage boys to be curious about sex. In the past, they were able to sneak in a few peeks of their father's Playboy magazine or their brother's contraband dirty pictures.

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by: Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Q&A: Gifted and LD or ADHD

Q&A: Gifted and LD or ADHD

These parents' questions may provide you with some answers about giftedness, LD, and ADHD.

1. I recently had my six-year-old son tested for being "gifted." I was told he might be at risk for a learning disability. Can this be true?
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2. My gifted 12-year-old son has a problem with spelling. What do you suggest?
Read the answer...

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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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Updated: May 15, 2019

Social Studies in Second Grade

Social Studies in Second Grade

A large part of the social studies curriculum throughout the primary grades consists of learning about families, neighborhoods, cities and towns, and countries. Second graders focus their attention on the own neighborhoods - on landmarks, architecture, history, changes over time, commerce, distinctive features, and similarity to other neighborhoods. They also learn about and celebrate various local, state, and national holidays and festivals. They read biographies of important Americans.

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by: Katy Abel

Coming Out in Class: When Teachers Tell Students "I'm Gay"

Coming Out in Class: When Teachers Tell Students "I'm Gay"

Teacher Talks with First-Graders
It began as a classroom discussion about families. First-graders at the Burr Elementary School in Newton, Massachusetts, asked teacher David Gaita whom he lives with. According to press accounts of the exchange, Gaita told the children that he is gay, and that he lives with a partner, "someone you love the way your mom and dad love each other."

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The Right Way to Help with Homework

Long-term assignments

The Right Way to Help with Homework

For science class, Olivia had a month to make something creative using recyclables. She spent her time watching TV while her dad built a life-size prototype of the NASA space shuttle for her using egg crates, bubble wrap, and Chinese take-out boxes.

If Olivia's in first, second, or third grade, don't do her dirty work night after night. Give her the homework support she needs without enrolling yourself in the primary grades again.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Talking About Volunteering

Talking About Volunteering

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FOR AGES: Five and up

There's no doubt about it -- it feels good to give! A recent landmark psychological study shows that people feel the best about themselves and about life when they're giving to others.

When we encourage kids to volunteer their time and energy, we're helping them develop feelings of self-worth. This is a critical component of their moral development.

The Words: How do you help other people? How does helping them make you feel?

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Let's Talk About Sex

Finding the words

Let's Talk About Sex

Do We Have to Talk?

Even though studies show that 80 percent of parents feel responsible for their kids' sexual education, few actually sit down and talk about it. One study reveals that 19 percent of kids get information about sex from their parents, while 81 percent are educated by their friends! With stats like these, it's no wonder that teens suffer from so many misconceptions about sex.

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