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Apr 6

April 6, 2018

Behavior and Classroom Management for Parents and Teachers

Behavior and Classroom Management for Parents and Teachers

  Behavior and Classroom Management One of the most frustrating tasks charged to parents and teachers alike, is the task of getting children to behave.  We’ve all seen (or been) the frustrated and embarrassed parent of a child throwing a temper tantrum in the grocery store.  Most of us have experienced (if not from the point of view of the teacher, then from that of the student) the chaos of a classroom full of out-of-control students. While the rules, rewards…

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Aug 27

August 27, 2015

Remembering Our Boys’ Bio Parents

When our girls were 11 and 12, we adopted two brothers who were 13 and 14 at the time.  The boys had lost their mom when they were just babies and their dad about three years before.  One of the priorities I had at that time was to help the boys have fond memories and feelings about their family.  I wanted to make sure they felt like we were an addition to their family, not a replacement.  (They still have…

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Aug 13

August 13, 2015

Advocating for Your Special Needs Student

My philosophy is that we all have special needs.  Meaning that we are all unique individuals and each of us has a particular learning style and perform our best in an environment that is optimal for us personally.   Nonetheless, there is a typical environment and atmosphere in average schools and most individuals can function fairly well there.  Some children however do not.  These are the students our schools refer to as having “special needs.” As a parent you know…

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