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Pomp and Circumstance?

Pomp and Circumstance?

Spring is here, and with it soon will come the inevitable occurrences of graduations.  High school.  College.  Middle School.  Elementary School.  Smiles, hugs, families and parties will mark the transition from one educational and life stage to the next. However, all of this caused me…

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School search: What to look for in the early years

School search: What to look for in the early years

Many parents realize that the decisions they make regarding school choices early on in their child’s academic career can have a long lasting impact on the quality of her overall school experience. Certainly, a great deal has been written about the positive impact of optimal…

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Look, squirrel!  Living with Adult ADD

Look, squirrel! Living with Adult ADD

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, has been a hotly debated condition in children for decades.  Recently, ADHD has been reclassified to separate it into 3 specific types. Combined ADHD (the most common subtype), which involves symptoms of of both inattentiveness and hyperactivity/impulsivity Inattentive ADHD…

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Beyond the Classroom:  Assessing your child’s educational experience

Beyond the Classroom: Assessing your child’s educational experience

Many factors outside or beyond the classroom impact your child’s educational experience as well. As you assess your child’s school, take a close look at some of the assignments and activities she is expected to do outside of school. Look closely at a series of…

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What does your child’s school expect of its students?

What does your child’s school expect of its students?

When considering the many school options available these days, it is important for parents to assess what a school expects of its students.  After all, we all know that if expectations are high, chances are good that our children will work harder to meet them….

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What does your child’s school say about itself?

What does your child’s school say about itself?

What steps can you take to be sure your child is getting the most out of school? How do you know if your child’s experiences at school are preparing him for a lifetime of learning and problem solving? How can you be sure that your…

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Preparing for Kindergarten

Preparing for Kindergarten

Preparing for Kindergarten With summer fast approaching, I can’t help but think about all the things we have done, and still need to do, to prepare for kindergarten. We are first timers in the school enrollment process, and as with most things I have recently…

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A Parent’s Guide: Assessing Your Child’s School Experience

A Parent’s Guide: Assessing Your Child’s School Experience

Your child only has one opportunity to move through her elementary, middle, and high school years. How can you be sure her school is doing everything it can to offer her the best possible experience? It is well documented that parents play a vital role…

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School choice: What are my options?

School choice: What are my options?

Choosing the right school for our children can be a daunting task. Gone are the days when all the kids in the neighborhood walked together to the same school every morning.  In fact, in the Charlotte region, parents and families today have more school choices…

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