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Education: Elementary School

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Managing Educational Challenges

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When your child has a learning disability, you really need to know what to expect and what to do so she can succeed.   Every child struggles from time to time — perhaps it’s with reading comprehension, or math skills, or even verbal communication.  However, as a parent or teacher, how can you tell if… Read more »

Fast Track to Memorization

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When your child struggles to learn concepts, find surprising success by turning those concepts into playful ditties! How did you learn to spell Mississippi?  The old rhythm comes right back to you, doesn’t it?  Learning facts by using a rhythm or rhyme has been a part of schooling since the beginning. This idea began to… Read more »

Identifying Giftedness

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Many parents want to deem their child as gifted, but there’s a big difference between a high-achieving student and one who is intellectually gifted. Here’s how to identify gifted children, and an overview of programs that serve them. Cathy Ross knew her daughter Helen was a fast learner when she was a baby. Helen seemed… Read more »

Enrichment is Everything!

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From music to martial arts, education beyond the classroom keeps young minds engaged. Educators and parents are in agreement: It’s not good for children to be glued to the TV every afternoon. They take on a glazed-over and dazed appearance when staring at the tube too long. Eventually, inertia sets in, and kids become whiny… Read more »

The Ups and Downs of Childhood Friendships

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“I hate Maddie!” little Jenny roared on the way home from school one day. “She thinks my hair is ugly, and now Sarah won’t let me sit with them at lunch. So they’re not my friends anymore. I hate them both!” she exclaimed while her mom checked her face from the rearview mirror. Jenny’s flushed… Read more »