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Everyone Needs a Hula Hoop!

Have you ever known someone who repeatedly “invaded” your personal space?  They just stand or sit too close in conversation?  There is something really uncomfortable about that, even if the person is someone you know and like. Often I speak with parents who express concerns about their child’s social skills and ability to make and…
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Surviving the Fireworks with Your Sensitive Child

5 Things You Can Do to Avoid Meltdowns And Enjoy The Show! Happy 4th of July! If you have a child who is sensitive to loud noises, you may be looking forward to the Fourth of July fireworks with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation! Think about yourself being startled by a loud noise.  Your…
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“I Want My Son to Love School Again!”

“I just want my son to love school again,” said a mom at a parent information meeting.  She went on to share that the summer before her son began kindergarten, he was so excited about starting school that he asked repeatedly, “Can I start today?” That’s how learning should feel!  Like an adventure that we…
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Love Those Sneakers!

Two pipes coming out of a wall are just two pipes coming out of a wall, right?  I guess that depends upon who’s looking at them! My first reaction when I saw this picture was delight.  My next thought was, “That artist must be dyslexic.” I realize that’s a gross generalization.  Certainly not all artists…
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5 Kinds Of Students That Get The Most From A Summer Learning Skills Intensive Program

Next year, struggling students will have more schoolwork than this year, and it will be more difficult. What can be done to prepare struggling students for the new challenges this fall? “What kinds of students make the greatest gains?” “Is it for everyone?” “Do some get greater gains than others?” Every summer we get students…
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She Cries and Then I Cry

Dyslexia and Homework Just Don’t Mix “I hate homework!” shares the mom of a beautiful 10-year-old girl.  “It takes hours of pulling and fighting.  She cries and then I cry.  We need help!” What is a parent supposed to think when their child’s best effort at a story after hours of tears looks like this:…
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