EARLY SIGNS YOUR CHILD COULD HAVE A LEARNING DISABILITY

Most children will face some academic challenges over the years, but some will struggle more than others. Have you noticed that your child is having great difficulty keeping up with their peers in school? Out of all the children receiving special education services, more than 35 percent have been diagnosed with a learning disability. It’s possible that your child may ...

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HOW TO REBUILD YOUR CHILD’S SELF-ESTEEM AFTER BULLYING

More than twenty percent of all kids are now admitting that they have been openly bullied at school or on social media. The cause for most bullying revolves around a child’s appearance, whether that means their body shape or the color of their skin. Your child may suffer many long-term side effects of this bullying, ranging from social anxiety to ...

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WHAT TO EXPECT: AGE 13

Your child has officially hit the teenage years. This is the time most parents have come to dread because they associate teenagers with angst and moodiness. While some of this may certainly be true, parents should know what to expect in every area of their child’s development. Do you know what is going on with your thirteen-year-old this year? Using ...

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8 THINGS THAT KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS WANT YOU TO KNOW

Kindergarten is such an important year for your little one. I understand that the transition from preschool to kindergarten is a big one. But, rather than mourning your baby growing up, recognize that this year is one of the most critical years in your child’s life. According to a study reported by the NY Times, “Students who had learned much ...

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WHAT YOUR CHILD SHOULD LEARN IN 5TH GRADE

Your child is in the final years of their elementary school career. Since kindergarten, they have been preparing for the moment when they would finally make the leap into middle school. This is a nerve-wracking time for parents who wonder whether their children are academically ready for the next stage. If you’re wondering what your children should be learning by ...

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9 DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES THAT YOU SHOULDN’T OVERLOOK

While it is perfectly reasonable for parents to worry about their little ones, you should try not to be overly concerned about your child’s developmental milestones. Each child is different, so you should not expect every child to hit the same milestones at the same age. It is not race. However, there are some developmental milestones that may alert parents ...

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HOW TO DEAL WITH A CHILD WHO STEALS

If you found a pack of gum you didn’t purchase in your child’s coat pocket, you should know that you aren’t alone. Roughly one-fourth of all shoplifters are children, according to research from the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention. Parents rightfully panic over the idea that their child is a thief and worry about the long-term implications of frequent shoplifting. ...

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10 COMMON QUESTIONS KIDS ASK AND HOW YOU SHOULD ANSWER

If you have kids, you know they ask a lot of questions, and they expect you to have the answers. Studies have revealed that kids ask as many as 73 questions a day. Responding to that many questions on a daily basis may make you feel like you are a personal Google search service for your children. Questions about sex, ...

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EMPATHY-BUILDING IDEAS FOR YOUR CLASSROOM

It’s not always easy to see someone else’s perspective. Anyone who tries to see from another viewpoint has to take into consideration another person’s past experiences and current emotions. Understanding what another person is going through requires empathy, which is a learned characteristic. Recognize types of empathy Psychologists recognize two kinds of empathy, affective and cognitive. Shared emotional response: Laughter, ...

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DO PRESCHOOL TEACHERS REALLY NEED TO BE COLLEGE GRADUATES?

Let’s get right into it. Yes, preschool teachers need to be college graduates. As a matter of fact, they need a bachelor’s degree, not and associates. Why? Because they need to have a well-rounded understanding of child development, early childhood education, etc. For instance, an associates degree (2-year) in early childhood education at Jay Sargent Reynolds Community College in Virginia ...

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