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IEP

Living with an IEP

October 2014.  This was when my son was officially diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD. That diagnosis was devastating for me. I couldn’t believe my sweet baby had so much turmoil swirling around in his brain, that at age 5, we had him in therapy and on medication so he could make it through a day […]

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Kindergarten is Hard … on Me

Preschool to kindergarten is a tough transition. It means less sleep, less freedom and less family time. It also means more work, more rules and more distance between friends in different school districts. It’s a major change that is bound to cause some tears and frustration. And yeah, I guess it’s also hard for the […]

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To the Mom of the Kid with Food Allergies

To the Mom of the Kid with Food Allergies

Dear Mom, I see you over there, the one with the allergic kid. Looking worried, looking tired. I saw how you hovered near the playground searching the ground for errant animal crackers or peanuts, the offending food that could send your little one into an attack, that could keep him from breathing, that tiny bite […]

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Parent-Teacher Conferences: The Unspoken Truth

Parent-Teacher Conferences: The Unspoken Truth

Parent-Teacher Conferences are just around the corner. What if I told you that bubbling right below the surface is a conversation that your child’s teachers would love to have with you – but probably won’t? It’s a conversation that needs to be had for the benefit of your child, but it isn’t an easy one to start. Its overall […]

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Why We Didn’t Redshirt Our Kindergartner

Years ago, if you turned five years old by the school cut-off, your parents sent you up the stairs of the bus with a pencil box, bologna and mustard on white bread in a tin lunchbox, and the confidence that you’d figure everything out. If you were five years old, you went to kindergarten. Period. […]

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