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School IEP’S & 504 Plans

School IEP’S & 504 Plans

Does your child have an IEP or 504 plan at school? Two of my girls do. The middle school is great with working around my schedule and setting up the meeting date and time. The elementary school is the complete opposite. My daughter’s IEP was done at the end of January 2017, making her next meeting due by the end of January of this year. Her school officials that organize the meeting want to re-due the meeting in September 2017….

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Trying Out For The Team

Trying Out For The Team

You hear so much about kid’s soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, football, and volleyball teams.  Sports are great for kids.  Sports are jot only fun, good learning experiences, but great forms of exercise as well. How do coaches choose who makes the team and who doesn’t?  What reasons do they have for choosing one child over another. A lot of the time it is who you know, unfortunately.  Some coaches choose kids they know over someone who is more skilled.  The…

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What’s a Good age to Leave Kids Home Alone?

What’s a Good age to Leave Kids Home Alone?

Every parent has this dilemma with their school aged children.  Many states laws have a very thin line on when children can be left home alone.  A lot of states do not state a specific age, but state it depends on the maturity of the child. There have been many news stories about this topic.  I remember one from a few years back.  Parents left their responsible teenager home while they went out to the store, and while they were…

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Summer Homework

Summer Homework

Does your child’s school give them homework to do over the summer? My family and I are originally from Connecticut. In CT, the schools give the students summer reading to do and a math packet. This starts in first grade and carries on until they complete high school. We live in Pennsylvania, and have for about three years now. My teenage daughter and preteen daughter have not had summer homework since we moved here. My teenage daughter has some summer…

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