Articles on School Issues


Have We Lost Touch?

Teachers aren’t allowed to hug students. Often, students aren’t allowed to touch each other, either. Parents see their kids only in the mornings and evenings, and on weekends. We...
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Do the Write Thing

At the first parent-teacher night we attended when our older son entered kindergarten, the teacher took a poll: “How many of you consider yourselves to be readers?” Almost every...
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Moving Mid-Year with Teens

The conventional wisdom about moving mid-year, or moving at all, when kids are in high school is “don’#8221; But it isn’t that simple. Job opportunities don’t always happen conveniently...
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ADHD and Gender

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is more commonly diagnosed in boys than girls, but research into ADHD in adulthood suggests an almost equal balance between men and women. About...
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Keeping Your Child in Mind

A 3-year-old is happily playing on the floor near his mommy’s feet as she works on her laptop.  Unknowingly, she knocks a ballpoint pen onto the floor.  The little...
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