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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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by: Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Conflict Resolution: Home and School

Conflict Resolution: Home and School

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Parents and schools should not shy away from conflict and differences of opinion, but strive to resolve any differences in a "win-win" manner.

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Updated: May 29, 2020

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Making the Transition from Parent to Homeschool Teacher

Covering the Basics

But what about math and reading and writing? How can you effectively teach these subjects without a struggle? Many kids have difficulty because they begin studying too young, and the presentation is often boring. In school these topics are dissected into meaningless little elements that are painful to many kids. But in the big picture of real-life applications, math, reading, and writing are a part of daily living. As an active participant in this process, kids seem to pick up these skills effortlessly.
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Tween Burnout

Tween Burnout

Scouting, dance lessons, karate classes, chess clubs, soccer teams, swim meets—the list of extracurricular activities tweens may be involved in is endless. Too many structured activities can deprive tweens of the time they need to socialize with friends, spend time with their families, and have time alone with their books, music, and collections so they can relax, unwind, and decompress.

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by: Lindsay Hutton

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How to Get Your Kids to Love Math

Taking a different approach

Unfortunately, many children start to dislike mathematics when introduced to it in a school setting. Boaler believes this is because children are made to feel inadequate in classrooms.

"If children hate math, the most important task is to show them a different math – the real math that is out there in the world and is exciting and varied," Boaler advises. "My book shows this by describing the math of the world that is nothing like the drill and practice of school."

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Updated: June 26, 2019

Our Top Tips and Tricks to Deal with Differing Parenting Styles

mothers and babies hanging out

There are many parenting styles, and what works well for one child may not work for another kiddo. Learning to respect and appreciate differing parenting styles will help avoid conflicts with other parents. You may not get along with the parents of your child's friends and classmates, and you don't have to, but we've got tips and tricks to help you navigate the sometimes awkward interactions.

Maintaining a Good Relationship with Childcare Providers

Maintaining a Good Relationship with Childcare Providers

No matter if you have outside or in-home childcare, one of the best things you can do for your child is to keep up a good association with the child­care provider. The most crucial element of a good relationship is communication. It goes without saying that you should feel comfortable bringing any of your concerns relating to your child's care to the day care provider. Remember, however, that it is just as important that the caregiver be at ease bringing up her childcare-related issues to you.

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Updated: March 22, 2019

What I Learned About Motherhood and Mindfulness From The Grinch

What I Learned About Motherhood and Mindfulness From The Grinch

For the first time in four years, I was able to travel home for, both, Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, we did not participate in Black Friday shopping (other than casual online sales, read: standing in line for hours in hope to be one of the first four people into the store also after that same item... yeah, we didn’t do that this year and it was glorious). Instead, after our Thanksgiving meal, we napped and then went to the movies.

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Collecting for Fun and Profit

What to collect

Before your child decides to spend time and money pursuing a collecting passion, it's a good idea to know more than just a little about what she's collecting. This will help her define what she's looking for and avoid getting taken (for example, spending too much to buy something that, with a little research, would have been revealed as overpriced or a fake).

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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: May 14, 2019

It's Time to Ditch the iPads When Dining Out

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The idea of a family dinner out at a restaurant sounds so appealing in theory. Eating out can be a way to celebrate a special occasion, to get in some quality time as a family, or to explore a new area when traveling. The reality of dining out with kids can often be very different though. Sometimes, they may struggle with sitting still and using indoor voices. Other times, you may find yourself doubling the server’s tip due to food thrown on the floor or shattered plates needing to be cleaned up. 

Updated: December 29, 2021

Covid Safety Tips For Parents As Kids Head Back to School

Covid Safety Tips

Many families and students faced challenges over the last year during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. With back-to-school around the corner, many districts are making a push for as much in-person learning as possible. Stress and anxiety are likely high for many kids and families who are working to find ways to keep their children safe during the school year while still being able to reunite with their teachers and peers.

Updated: January 23, 2020

Language Arts in Second Grade

Language Arts in Second Grade

compass_two.gifWhat Kids Should Learn in Reading
In the area of reading, the teacher's principle goal is that the children view reading as central to learning and as a source of endless information and enjoyment. The teacher also wants each child to know that he or she can be a successful reader.

More specifically, the second grade curriculum is designed to ensure that children can

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Updated: May 15, 2019

PTOs and School Fundraising

PTOs and School Fundraising

The first week of school, the new and firm backpack is always stuffed with notes. Pickup times, orders for chocolate, 1% or whole milk, a list of teacher expectations. But I feel it in the air. It's about to happen....

Fundraising
The second week. There it is. The big sign on the big blue doors. "Wrapping paper fund drive begins September 15th!" The money drive begins. Each year I am ambivalent. Should I give or not? How much? How often?

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