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Summer Slide

Summer slide is a term commonly used in the world of teaching to describe the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains over the summer that they made during the previous school year. This is my fifth rodeo as a “summer parent” and I must admit that my parenting skills also suffer […]

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How my preschooler is like my dog.

Let me begin by saying that my preschooler has never known a day without his big brother (5 1/2) and big, furry sister (our 7 1/2 year old golden retriever). Having spent almost three years together, they are more alike than I ever thought a human and dog could be. Here are my ten favorite similarities beyond their big, […]

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Best Bedtime Excuses Ever

If you’re the parent of a toddler or preschooler you’ve probably already heard many of the classic bedtime stalling excuses. “I’m thirsty,” and “I need to go potty,” are a staple of every child’s repertoire, as are “I have a tummy ache,” “I’m scared,” and “I need a hug.” Some children, however, take the art […]

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Learning Challenges Revealed

Learning Challenges Revealed

Despite what many might think, children and adults all across the globe suffer from learning disabilities or issues. The term “Learning Disability” refers to difficulties in the way information is processed in the brain. The term “Learning Issues” refers to issues that occur as a result of difficulties in motor function, hearing or visual impairment, or attention […]

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