As a bullying survivor turned activist who travels the nation's schools, sharing her story with students, teachers and parents in an effort to save lives, I understand first-hand the mistakes many adults make when trying to help their bullied son or daughter. Whether your child is being overtly abused by his/her classmates, or simply made to feel invisible every day, talked … [Read more...] about Help – My Kid is Being Bullied! Tips To Help
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Autism and the New School Year
I waited a bit before reporting on my child’s new school year. What happened last year? Last year was my son’s freshman year. It was the first time he had gone to school without an aide. He was fourteen when he began school (he turned fifteen in February). Within two months, he changed his “look.” (He suddenly went from a shorts-wearing kid to a pants-wearing … [Read more...] about Autism and the New School Year
How Much Weight Should a Baby Gain?
The tiny newborn you hold in your arms will grow an impressive amount her first year of life but how much weight should a baby gain? According to Nemours Foundation, most babies triple their birth weight and grow in length by around 50 percent. Healthy babies enter the world in a variety of weights and sizes. Medical experts offer guidelines on how much weight your baby should … [Read more...] about How Much Weight Should a Baby Gain?
An Update on the IEP Procedure
This blog is a follow-up to an earlier blog (from this year) that discussed signing your IEP document. The IEP meeting (one which determines the Individualized Educational Program for a child with a disability) can be a long and exhausting meeting. In this blog, Iʼm not going to go into the meeting itself, but instead Iʼm going to clarify some previous advice I laid out … [Read more...] about An Update on the IEP Procedure
Simple Ideas to Organize Travel Plans
Travel can be many things. It can be an obligatory visit to your relative’s home for the holidays. It can be a quick one-night getaway to the city to see a show and do some shopping. Or, it can be a week-long toes-in-the-sand vacation where you escape from everything just for a little bit. Whether you’re packing the car or boarding the plane, travel planning requires some … [Read more...] about Simple Ideas to Organize Travel Plans