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Survival Guide for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

Teaching kids with special needs is not just a vocation. It is a specialized skill, and for some, even a calling. After COVID-19 shuttered schools last year, parents of kids with special needs found themselves, overnight, forced to assume the role of special educator, all while parenting, quarantining and, in …

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What’s My Child’s Learning Style?

Do you know how your child best acquires and processes information? The four most common learning styles among children are visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile, says Evelyn Wright, the director and owner of the Maryland-based tutoring service Wright Academics. Visual learners learn best by seeing things and receiving spoken instruction …

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Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child

Entering preschool is an important developmental milestone for children and their parents. When you think about it, preschool is a child’s first introduction to a school setting. Naturally, parents want to find the right school for their 3- and 4-year-old children. If you’re looking for a preschool that meets the …

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The 10 Commandments of Back to School

A retired teacher’s advice on how to make the most of a new school year The first few days of school are important ones for children. Meet and greets, new rules and expectations, a few queasy tummies — they’re all part of getting a new year underway. For parents, it’s …

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A Good Start with the Arts

Six-year-old Kathrynn Harrison is constantly creating art. “She’s very caring and conscious of other people’s feelings, so she likes to give her artwork to others for birthdays and holidays,” says Kathrynn’s mother, Stephanie. “Art gives her an outlet for her creativity.” That’s why Stephanie enrolled Kathrynn in a weeklong animal …

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