First, the good news: Research shows that early intervention can be extremely effective in improving or reversing traits commonly associated with autism. Now, the bad news: The younger children are, the more difficult it is to pick out autism warning signs in their behavior. Which is particularly bad when you understand that the earlier you start … [Read more...] about Autism SOS: Three Warning Signs of Autism in Toddlers
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As we mark the 5th anniversary of Sandy Hook, it’s a critical time to examine how schools have evolved in implementing security upgrades. Parents often wonder if their school is doing everything it can to keep their children safe. The school office can often feel like Grand Central Station at times, with a revolving door of kids, parents, vendors and volunteers coming and going … [Read more...] about Keeping Our Schools Safe
A friend recently remarked about how she was bored to tears at one of her team meetings. I was surprised to learn there is a name for this feeling-- “meeting narcolepsy,” and even a support group on LinkedIn for employees suffering from it. Meetings happen in every office, every line of business, and there’s no way to avoid them. But they are also opportunities to build … [Read more...] about Taking Meetings From “Dull and Dreadful” to “Energetic and Effective”
Fading out your child's school aide. I began this year thinking hard about the grade my child was entering...third grade. Third grade is a big step up from second grade. For example, my child now brings homework home nightly instead of weekly. And, third grade is only one year away from when his class size will greatly increase (in fourth grade). I believe fourth grade and … [Read more...] about When to Stop Using a School Aide?
Did you know that October 9 - 15 is National Fire Prevention Week? Each year, nearly 500 people are killed in the United States in home fires that involve electrical failure or malfunction. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, these types of fires injure more than 1,400 people and result in more than $1.3 billion in property damage annually. Take … [Read more...] about Keeping Kids Safe Around Electricity