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Posted by By Dan Ahearn on Wednesday, May 8, 2019
This is the third post in a three-part series about bullying. The first article defines bullying and the second article outlines the warning signs of bullying. As discussed in an earlier post by Elizabeth Englander, the essential nature of...
mother with daughter upset bullying
Posted by By Elizabeth Englander, PhD on Friday, April 26, 2019
This is the second post in a three-part series about bullying. The first article defines bullying and the third discusses the legal implications when a student is accused of bullying. If you were to pick up an advice column about recognizing the...
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Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019
This is the first post in a three-part series about bullying. The second article outlines the warning signs of bullying and the third discusses the legal implications when a student is accused of bullying. By Erin Herzeelle Over the past several...

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Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014
Submitted by Dana Allara The theme music to the preschool years is a seemingly never-ending chorus of “Why Mommy? Why? Mommy, why?” Young children are passionate explorers who seek out understanding and revel in the wonders of their world—they...
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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
By Nicole Subik Why is it that many of us view asking for help as a sign of failure? If you are traveling from Point A to Point B and stop to ask for directions along the way, does that mean that you failed? Didn’t you make it to Point B? I call...
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Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013
Submitted by Annie Murphy Paul The idea that students have particular “learning styles”—visual, auditory, kinesthetic, etc. — is a popular and persistent one despite the lack of scientific evidence to support it. (For a great summary of the...

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Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2016
By Gail Kent Homework: Importance and Procedures for Success Ever have difficulty figuring out how to help your child with homework? Why is homework so important anyway? Homework is used to reinforce skills and information learned during class...
Posted on Friday, April 8, 2016
How to get your child chatting: beyond “How was your day?” By Linda Gross, M.A., CCC-SLP It’s a fact: parents want to know about their child’s day. We want to know about their classes, their social life, and what they ate for lunch. Children...
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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2016
By Kimberly Hildebrandt as the summation of an interview with Beth Jamieson In March, the Boston Globe announced its Scholastic Art Awards.  I was blown away by the technical skill and visual expression, but even more so for the depth conveyed...

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