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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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Children and Gift Giving

Children and Gift Giving

If a child wants to give a teacher a gift at Christmas or Hanukkah, on a birthday, or at the end of the school year, the gift should not be extravagant. In fact, encourage your child to get the class to offer a gift together. If, however, it is from a single child, a small token— perhaps something handmade—is appropriate. The gift should be wrapped and accompanied by a card.

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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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Teaching Your Child About Strangers

Teaching Your Child About Strangers

One of the most troublesome safety concerns for parents is the issue of dealing with strangers. You certainly don't want to quash your child's friendliness if he is naturally outgoing. Nor do you want to terrorize your child, making him paranoid and scared of everyone by dwelling on such unpleasant possibilities as kidnapping, rape, and murder.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Visit College Campuses During the Summer

Visit College Campuses During the Summer

Brought to you by the American School Counselor Association

If you and your parents have time over the vacation, then summer campus visits, while not quite the same as visiting during the academic year, are still worth the trip. Though most students aren't on campus, you can still get a school's "flavor" during the summer by taking a campus tour.

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Activities That Foster Your Child's Willingness to Learn

Activities That Foster Your Child's Willingness to Learn

You as the parent engage in many of the activities that foster willingness to learn. Continue to encourage and support your child with her schoolwork. Point out and enjoy life experiences with your child. Most of all: Read! Modeling this good habit will not only benefit your child, but you will enjoy it.

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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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by: A.S. Braverman

How to Make the Most of the Summer During the Pandemic

Making the most of summer during COVID-19

While times are challenging and the future remains uncertain, quarantine has helped all of us learn to make the most of the present moment. It’s given us the opportunity to step back and reflect on all the things that really matter, large or small. Now, we all know this will be a summer unlike anything we've experienced before. The question is: How can we all make the most of it anyway?

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Calming Activities

Calming Activities

Essential

Although many people associate the term stress with psychological stress, physicians use this term to denote any force that impairs the stability and balance of bodily functions. By definition, exercise is stressful, but its health benefits are unquestionable. Some stress is good, as long as it doesn't overwhelm you.

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Teaching Your Teenager to Drive

Teaching Your Teenager to Drive

What to Do and What to Expect

Teaching your teen to drive requires considerable patience, empathy, and the knowledge of what is needed to best prepare her to become a skilled, responsible driver. Many parents understandably approach this taskwith trepidation and high anxiety. The following suggestions, facts, and tips will help you know what to doand what to expect when you and your teen put the rubber to the road.

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The ABCs of School Etiquette

The ABCs of School Etiquette

Mind Your P's and Q's

If somebody drops her books and papers in the corridor, it is not geeky to stop and help, especially when everybody is hustling to get to the next class. Also, if you are going through a door and the person behind you is burdened down with books and things, hold the door to let him get through.

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Change Limits as Your Child Grows

Change Limits as Your Child Grows

Trees that bend do a lot better in storms than their more brittle, rigid cousins. Life, and parenting, are never predictable, and flexibility is one of the greatest strengths you can build in yourself. Firmness is not the same as rigidity. Don't enforce limits just because once upon a time you decided it was a limit—you may need to reevaluate, or provide exceptions in cases of need.

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Avoiding Arguments and Power Struggles with Your Kids

Avoiding Arguments and Power Struggles with Your Kids

"Can I spend the night at Corey's house?"
"Not tonight, I'd like you to stay home with us."
"I haven't gone to Corey's in over a month."
"Not tonight, please."
"There's nothing to do here. It's boring."
"Please don't argue."
"I don't get it. Why can't I go? Give me one good reason."
"Because I said so. If you don't stop arguing, you are going to be grounded."
"Big deal. Go ahead and ground me. What's the difference? I can't ever do anything anyway."
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How to Be More Consistent with Your Children

How to Be More Consistent with Your Children

Mrs. Ellis and her five children moved into a school district where I worked. Within the first week, each child had been sent to the principal at least once. I asked Mrs. Ellis to meet with me. She agreed. I began to give her my pep talk on consistency. She interrupted. "I know I need to be consistent," she said. "Right now I am tired. I need a little vacation from consistency."

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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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The Tween Years: When Parents Become Fallen Heroes

The Tween Years: When Parents Become Fallen Heroes

Almost every parent reacts unhappily when suddenly confronted with the undeniable signs that their baby is truly growing up. At such moments the road to independence can seem very short and the speed at which your child is hurtling toward the grand finish line of adulthood can seem frightening.

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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.