In January 2014, Momastry posted a blog that generated a lot of buzz in the teaching and parenting world. In it, the author laid out what her son’s teacher did for the kids in her class every week.
Check out Only Passionate Curiosity for my latest guest post! I explained the special education laws that relate to homeschooled children and offer tips for managing a mild/moderate disability at home. Of course, any time that you, the parent/teacher, feel overwhelmed, you should know that experienced and qualified help is just a click or phone […]
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is a little known, and even less discussed condition in the special education world. According to the Mayo Clinic, RAD develops when an infant or young child doesn’t develop a healthy, stable relationship with his caregivers. This rare, but serious, diagnosis is typically associated with children from Eastern Europe, mostly Russia, […]
Editor’s Note: This is the final in a first person series about Reactive Attachment Disorder. This article contains advice, tips, and suggestions from a parent’s perspective. These do not constitute doctor’s advice or provide a substitute for a formal diagnosis. Improvement Fast forward two months to the start of this story. I was in my […]
Editor’s Note: This is part three in a first person series about RAD. For information about Reactive Attachment Disorder, please stay tuned for an informative piece following the conclusion of this series. Forward Progress There weren’t a lot of links on RAD, but there was one that caught my attention. This one had a checklist. […]
Editor’s Note: This is part two in a first person series about Reactive Attachment Disorder. For more information on RAD, please visit the Mayo Clinic website or stay tuned for a follow up piece about RAD. Answers? The next day we were referred to an eating disorder clinic at a children’s hospital four hours away […]
Editor’s Note: This is a submitted story, and the first installation of this article. All names have been changed to protect the family’s identity. If you have questions, comments, or reactions to this series, please post your comments in the sections below. Thank you. What is happening with my son? I was at my son’s psychologist […]
So, I take education seriously. And I take it thismuchmore seriously for children with special needs, the children who’s parents need accurate information about the legal hoops they’re required to jump through. And then I read this in Parents Magazine: “If you think your child needs more help than she’s getting in school, you can inquire about having […]
I’m a guest blogger! Woohoo! Several other education or military family related blogs will be featuring guest posts from MilKids in the very near future. And here is the first one: Tutors by Base. You should check it out to see whether I recommend a private tutor or a corporate center. Hint: It’s not the […]
At a new school? What to tell your child’s teacher on Day 1.
Summer is supposed to be a break from learning, and therefore a break from reading. But letting education slide over the summer can set your child back in September. Summer slide is when a child loses previously acquired academic skills or knowledge over a lengthy break.
Moving to a brand new place every three or so years is just life. We arrive, we live, we pack, we move. It can be super easy to get caught up in the day-to-day stuff that we forget to explore our new hometowns.
Tis the season! Moving house is tough, especially when it happens every three or so years. It’s hard for school-aged kids: saying good-bye to ALL their friends leaving their school and teachers having to make new friends going to a brand new school, all alone But there are ways to make it easier
But that doesn’t mean that your student should stop learning! In fact, studies have shown that a student who reads over the summer will return to school in the fall with less regression.