Roles in Bullying

Note: This post was written by a guest author.   Welcome to the third installment of our series on bullying. Again, much appreciation goes out to Jackie Summers, Bullying Prevention Specialist for Akron Public Schools, for the insightful dialogue below: What are the roles of peers with the bullied/bully? Most kids think it’s not cool to bully, and feel they …

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Bullying & Gender

Note: This post was written by a guest author.   Here is the second installment of our expanded four part series on bullying.  Below continues my conversation with Jackie Summers, Bullying Prevention Specialist for the Akron Public Schools. Before we get into the varying ways that boys and girls bully, let me ask if there are some types of kids …

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The Basis of Bullying

Note: This post was written by a guest author.   Everyone is talking about it: from parents across America to Anderson Cooper and Justin Beiber, from Neil Patrick Harris, and Tim McGraw, to Ellen DeGeneres.  They are all talking about bullying.  But it is with a sad heart that this is what I’m blogging about.  Here in Northeast Ohio, bullying …

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Free Parent-Teacher Conference Checklist

Note: This post was written by a guest author.   Soon enough report cards will be making their way home, with Parent-Teacher Conferences to follow not long after.  Oftentimes, during a conference, questions that were meant to be asked are forgotten, and new information given can be overwhelming.  Or first-time parents are uncertain where to even start with questions. Below …

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Five Strategies To Help Your Child Become More Successful In School

Note: This post was written by a guest author.   Strategy #1 You Understand Your Child Better Than Anyone Else. You are the most important person in your child’s life!  No one loves your child more than you.   While you may find it difficult to describe your child’s strengths and needs, you have the most insight into your child. When …

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Organize Stuff School Work Executive Functioning Skills

How To Organize Your “Stuff” — A Simple Organizational System for School Work

Keep It Simple — Keep Your Sanity. Getting organized is most challenging at the beginning of the school year.  While many students struggle with organization, it often seems chaotic for children with learning disabilities like ADD/ADHD or LD.  Many of these children struggle with executive functioning skills. We recommend a very simple and proven organizational system.  We find that many …

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