Category Archives: School

It’s IEP Time Again

NOTE: Although now a veteran of my share of IEP’s and IEP meetings, I cannot claim to be an expert on them.  Since it’s such a subject of concern and apprehension for most of us, however, here are some of … Continue reading

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Drills and Panic

Got a call from the school the other day.   Isn’t that always just so much fun? The weather had taken a turn for the worse, raining buckets and blasting us with gale-force winds (*exaggeration alert*).  As a result of this … Continue reading

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Wait… It’s Not Time For Summer Planning Already?!?

It’s the time of year that doesn’t really exist for itself.  It’s the time of year we start thinking not of the moment, but ahead to the summer and next year’s school schedule. Ouch. Are we ever really ready for … Continue reading

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Thank You, Teachers

We all know how wonderful it is to get the “good teachers.”  We all know those feelings of gratitude and relief when our children are assigned into classrooms ruled by these magical, angelic beings. Sometimes, we just luck out and … Continue reading

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The Advantage Of Respect

When someone is good at something, we tend to be a little more forgiving of their eccentricities.  For example, a talented (fill-in-the-blank here – anything will do) who has an eye tic.  Or an irritating little cough.  Or who never … Continue reading

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Maintaining Habits Over The Break Part 2

(Part 2: Incentives and Reward Systems) Homework, goals, behavior, maintaining good work habits… so much needs to be done.  And we, as parents, have concerns for our kids and worry about helping them to succeed. And then there’s the really … Continue reading

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Maintaining Habits Over The Break-Part 1

There are a few times of the year that strike me – every single year, not just this one – as the most difficult, most prone to teacher phone calls, most traumatic, and most likely to end in trips to … Continue reading

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