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Personal Technology and the Autistic Child: What One Family Has Learned - Wall Street Journal

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Personal Technology and the Autistic Child: What One Family Has Learned
Wall Street Journal
How much time should children spend on screen? Which kinds of games, videos or online activities are harmful to young minds, and which are neutral or even beneficial? These are difficult questions for a parent. Particularly so for a parent of an ...

5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Curious About Learning This Summer - Huffington Post

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Curious About Learning This Summer
Huffington Post
When I was a kid, our parents just sent us outside to play, and we played all day. Mostly, I was bored. While I do think outdoor play and even a little boredom is important, I'm talking about outdoor exploration together. For homeschool geometry, we ...
 

How to tell when your child is a bona fide brat - Chicago Tribune

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How to tell when your child is a bona fide brat
Chicago Tribune
How does a parent draw the line between "spirited" or "creative" and "a total brat"? Author Elaine Rose Glickman offers guidelines and advice. How does a parent draw the line between "spirited" or "creative" and "a total brat"? Author Elaine Rose ...

Twelve elements for success in a blended family - Independent Online

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Twelve elements for success in a blended family
Independent Online
A healthy balance is struck between being a disciplinarian and a supportive step-parent while bonds are formed. 7. Be Involved: All the parents are involved in the children's lives in happy blended families. A strong co-parenting partnership is ...

The Limits of “Grit” - The New Yorker

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The Limits of “Grit”
The New Yorker
The standardized-testing agencies that administer the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) are moving toward the inclusion of character assessment as a measure of student ...

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Why Did San Francisco Schools Stop Teaching Algebra in Middle School? - Priceonomics

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Why Did San Francisco Schools Stop Teaching Algebra in Middle School?
Priceonomics
While SFUSD insists that its new approach does not compromise the rigor of its education, but ensures that all students enter high school with the same mathematical foundation, many parents see the district's new standards as a dumbing down of the ...

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Can we talk politics with our children? - The Boston Globe

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Can we talk politics with our children?
The Boston Globe
Q. My wife and I are voting for different presidential candidates, there are opposing signs everywhere in our town, and I find I want to speak deeply to my kids (ages 8 and 12) about the election and politics. Up to now, we've not let them listen in as ...

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12 cheap ways to keep your kids busy this summer - NBC4i.com

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12 cheap ways to keep your kids busy this summer
NBC4i.com
Step One in surviving summer as a parent is to let your kids be bored. As kids these days experience ever more scheduled lives, they're left less and less often to their own devices. So, of course, as soon as you let them be, they're bored because they ...

Kids with ADHD Thrive When 'Unspoken' Rules are Clearly Explained - PsychCentral.com (blog)

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Kids with ADHD Thrive When 'Unspoken' Rules are Clearly Explained
PsychCentral.com (blog)
A new study finds that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are less inclined to intuitively notice subtle rule changes relating to behavior. For example, they may have trouble detecting the unspoken rule that behavior should ...

Group seeks standards to protect kids' hearts - Albany Times Union

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Group seeks standards to protect kids' hearts
Albany Times Union
There soon may be another attempt at protection: A U.S. organization that oversees athletic equipment has proposed the first performance standard for chest protectors to reduce the risk from those blows, a step that could lead to updated gear. Nancy ...

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