Is it Time For a New School?

Many families commit to a school in pre-K or kindergarten, thinking that their child is “set” until at least fifth or eighth grades, and possibly through high school. By upper elementary and middle grades, however, personalities and learning styles have… Read the rest

Talking to Your Children About Violence

In the aftermath of the Parkland, FL school shooting, parents and educators alike are left with the grim task of helping children of various ages process yet another horrific act of random violence. In Talking to Children About Violence: Tips… Read the rest

ADHD: Is There a Silver Lining?

While ADHD can be challenging, it has also been associated with a number of strengths, including creativity and the flow of ideas and imagination (ideaphoria). Individuals with ADHD tend to be more spontaneous, allowing them to take advantage of opportunities… Read the rest

Learning to Manage Time Better

In order to be successful at time management, your child must know how long it takes to get things done. Having a time sense will help him establish routines, set limits, and learn to prioritize. When I first start working… Read the rest

Handling Disputes with the School

When schools fail to provide the services parents believe their child needs, a due process hearing—a formal, contested, adversarial trial—is the ultimate route provided by law to resolve disputes. But litigation via due process is not the best way to… Read the rest