does your child have an IEP? Navigating the world with a child who has disabilities is already challenging. Our job as parents is to help advocate for our children to get the supports they need to succeed. Schools are often a difficult path to navigate and understand what it means to provide a "free and appropriate" education for all. What would we be asking for our children? What are our options for accommodations or modifications on their IEP? The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) ... Read More about My Child’s IEP…What Can I Ask To Be On It?
ARE YOUR KIDS CONFIDENT? Do you want to raise confident kids? Confidence is a trait that helps us to be willing to try new things, cope with our mistakes, feel a sense of self-worth and be resilient in times of trouble. It is also a trait that must be developed. We are not all naturally confident. Parents play a key role in helping their children become confident kids. When I was 13 years old, my parents purchased a cabin. That summer Mom and the kids lived at the cabin. The cabin ... Read More about How To Raise Confident Kids
Do you teach your kids good manners? Who would have thought that “please” and “thank you” could be two of the most powerful words that you could teach your children? I have had multiple experiences in the last few months that tell me that people are just not teaching their children good manners. Which also leads me to believe that they are not modeling this behavior as adults. As our economy relies mostly on service people, it is critical that we are using respect while ... Read More about Good Manners: The Key To Saving Our Economy
Need Summer Movie Suggestions? Does your family enjoy summer movies? My whole family does. A summer movie often includes a message of love, acceptance and perseverance. There are some new movies out this summer but don’t forget about the old standards. Many good movies never lose their appeal. My list of movies to see is getting very long, so I thought I would ask the advice of two 10-year-olds. What movies do they think everyone should see this summer? The girls shared with me ten ... Read More about Kids Summer Movie Suggestions
Is your child going to transition to Middle School? Does this send chills down your spine? It is hard not to recollect our own Middle School experiences and wonder if our children can survive this time. Here are 7 Reasons why the transition to Middle School is scary and how you can help your own child with their fears during this time. Transition to Middle School Fears 1. Different Teachers - In elementary school, most children are assigned to a homeroom teacher that ... Read More about 7 Reasons The Transition to Middle School Is Scary