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What the Common Core Standards Mean
The term Common Core Standards is all over the news and, most likely, your child's school. What are these standards? What do they mean for your son and his education?
Reestablishing a Routine
When you fall off the wagon, you have two choices: you can sit on the ground and look around, bewildered, wondering what went wrong. That can take a long time. For some people, it can take the rest of their lives. Or, you can get back up and resume the journey.
Learning and Intelligence Diagnostic Tests
Knowing that your son does not think in quite the same way as other boys, but not being able to pinpoint the difference can be very frustrating, but there are diagnostic tests that, when administered by qualified professionals, can help you figure out his individual needs.
Using Board Games for Educational Fun
You might ask why you need any of those dusty old games when your phone and iPad have all of the apps you need for teaching and playing with your son, but if you think back to your own childhood, you'll remember that nothing can take the place of a board game with good, solid pieces.
How to React to a Doctor's Bad News
Hearing unexpected news from the doctor can be scary, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that there is something seriously wrong with your son. Staying calm will help you understand what the doctor tells you and, therefore, better advocate for your son.
Review of Send by Patty Blount
Parents can talk until the cows come home but too often the words go in one ear and out the other. Stories, however, stay with teens. A book like Send will stay with your son and, maybe, will come back to him at a propitious time.
Meeting Your Son Where He Is
It is sometimes tempting for parents to expect their sons to know where they are coming from. Try meeting your son where he is just once this week and see what kind of a difference it makes in your home.
Resources at Your Public Library
If you haven’t checked out your public library’s webpage lately, you definitely want to log on to see what you’ve been missing!
Dyeing Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid
Breaking out the Kool-Aid instead of the old standby dye when dyeing your Easter eggs will likely delight your sons, so give it a try this year as you make a new memory and, perhaps, even start a new tradition.
Review of Oz the Great and Powerful
If you’re looking for a movie that the whole family can enjoy over Spring Break, give Oz the Great and Powerful a try.
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