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Monthly Archives: June 2012

When a child is falling behind in their studies, hearing and eye tests come through within the ‘normal’ ranges, and there is no health issue creating memory challenges or focusing issues, parents owe it to their child to try to determine exactly what the learning problem is.   Some parents are fearful of testing and having their child labeled, when the real issue is how one addresses whatever LD label is used.  Some parents reject formalized testing, feeling that poor scores would be a reflection on ...

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Young children just love to ‘play school’. This timeless and creative activity provides an excellent opportunity for children to reinforce and extend their skills in reading, math, story writing, and science while having fun. Our young play school enthusiasts will want to have the same teaching tools to play with as their teachers use in the classroom. Parents are encouraged to provide a selection of school supplies including pencils, crayons, markers, paper, scissors, glue, and craft materials for hours of ...

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Respect is an abstract term which can be difficult to teach to a young child.  Children can learn and understand the meaning of respect more easily when they witness their parents or teachers demonstrating respect towards others. Respect has a variety of applications.  It can mean acceptance of the opinions or traditions of others.  It can also refer to an acknowledgment and recognition of another’s talents or position.  Parents may find the following suggestions helpful when encouraging their children to ...

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With the new school year well underway, it is the perfect time for parents to reflect on their academic expectations for their child: to review the successes and/or challenges of the past year, and to set new goals and objectives. These reflections and related expectations for the new school year could be rated as easy, achievable, or impossible. If you anticipate that the academic expectations might be too easy, then something has to change for your child, if they are to reach their highest potential. This can be ...

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