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NY School Cancels Kindergarten Show Because Those Kids Should Be Studying!

An elementary school in Elwood, N.Y. has cancelled its annual Kindergarten show so students can focus on their studies.No, this is not a joke. In a letter to parents, Principal Ellen Best-Laimit of Harley Avenue Primary School wrote:The reason for eliminating the Kindergarten show is simple. We are responsible for preparing children for college and career with valuable lifelong skills and know that we can best do that by having them become …

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The Studying Struggle for a Child with Autism

When my child was in third grade, we discovered a school issue. In third grade, my sons class began to have chapter tests. These tests covered a lot of materialan entire chapter of material. My son needed to study for a week to be ready to take a comprehensive test. This was a big change for him. Our son has struggled with this issue on and off since third grade.

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Silent Assassin: Teen Stress

Its a dog-eat-dog world out there. Colleges are getting more selective every year, and you have to get those scholarships to avoid excessive student loans. Good jobs are getting harder to find, too, unless you constantly perform at the top. Getting that high GPA while managing extracurricular activities- all while keeping a great attitude and avoiding distractions- seems to be the only path to college and career.

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The Latest on The Mommy Wars

Why do moms need data to convince ourselves that there are myriad good (and bad) ways to raise children? After all, parenting is a quintessentially unique and personal undertaking. Every adult, even identical twin sisters, approaches motherhood differently. What I found in talking to hundreds of moms for my 2006 book Mommy Wars is that as…