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Betwixt & Between

Understanding Your Middle Schooler By Mike Strzelecki They’re called the “tween” years—those tumultuous, treacherous and confusing middle school years when kids dangle precariously between childhood and adolescence. Girls keep dolls in their bedroom and edgy Avril Lavigne CDs in their boom box. They want to bear their midriff by day, …

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Betwixt & Between

Understanding Your Middle Schooler By Mike Strzelecki They’re called the “tween” years—those tumultuous, treacherous and confusing middle school years when kids dangle precariously between childhood and adolescence. Girls keep dolls in their bedroom and edgy Avril Lavigne CDs in their boom box. They want to bear their midriff by day, …

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ADHD

By Joyce Heid Thought to be more common among boys, ADHD affects an equal number of girls. It just looks different. Beth Walker knew her daughter had a problem. “When my daughter was very young—maybe 2 or 3—I knew she was different in temperament and pace. She was a dreamy, …

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Parents may be surprised

Moving to Third or Fourth Grades Can Be a Significant Transition Parents may be surprised to find out that third and fourth grades are significantly different from first and second. Academic work becomes more challenging. Behavioral expectations change. Louise Coakley, the IEP (Individualized Education Program) team chairperson at Edmondson Heights …

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