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Why ALL Students Are “AT-RISK”

The label: "at risk" student.... What does this concept look like? Who does it look like, and  do we know when, where or how to make this determination? The term at-risk is often used to describe students or groups of students who are considered to have a higher probability of failing academically or dropping out of school. [...]

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DIGITAL INNOVATION & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Harvard Family Research Project[HFRP], has discovered that there are programs out there that are taking family engagement to the next level. In fact, HFRP has an upcoming release of  Quilting Stories of Innovation in Family Engagement in which they have collected an array of success stories in family engagement practices and programs from around the country. A [...]

When to Have That Difficult Conversation to ‘Check In’ With Your Teen

How should parents know when to be concerned about their teen's mental health? Actually, you are the best judge of this, in terms of your child's behaviors and needs. If you notice a change, gradual or sudden, in your child's behavior, attitude and demeanor, that's a sign that you should do a check-in. This is [...]

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Here’s What Parents Need To Know About Temper Tantrums!

Why do children have temper tantrums? Haven't we have all walked through a shopping mall and witnessed a todder in the throws of a temper tantrum, screaming and crying, with no awareness of others around or the possibility that he or she is embarrassing that parent? Just wailing. The mother, usually,  in fact, tries to [...]

How Well Do You Sleep At Night?

Have you ever awakened in the morning and your neck, back or even your legs hurt? Maybe you have found yourself tossing and turning all throughout the night. Some people attribute restless sleep to a semi-conscious refusal to let go of the events of the day. Also, it has been said that during our REM [...]

How Are You Your Best Advocate?

One of the most productive and self-affirming skills to master is to know how to advocate for your children, your family and yourself. What does being an advocate mean? Speaking up. Speaking your mind and standing up for your rights, championing the rights of others, defending your ideas and yourself--all unapologetically. Some of us consider [...]

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