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10 TIPS TO HELP US STOP STRESSING THE EMPATHY OUT OF OUR KIDS Want Your Kids to Care? Stop Stressing Them Out and Let Them Play This Summer! By Michele Borba America’s kids are more self-absorbed than ever. If their constant gaze into the selfie camera isn’t proof […]
Schools’ out and the kids are getting bored and restless. Or worse, they’re wasting the glorious summer days playing video games or staring at their phones. Turn off the devices and pack your bags—it’s time to hit the road and explore the great outdoors! Whether it’s for the day or for the week, you don’t […]
6 Important Things Parents Need to Know With spring sports like baseball, softball, and soccer coming up, parents need to be aware of why concussions are such serious injuries and how they can be treated. Here are six important things every parent should know about concussions. Concussions have traditionally been associated with high-impact sports like […]
Unique indoor party places for cold wet days Only the mothers of spring babies will ever know the agony of putting together a birthday celebration during the cool, wet months of early spring. Without the outdoor options available to those lucky moms with summer babies, we are forced to consider throwing parties in our homes […]
The Individualized Education Program, or IEP, is one of the most difficult educational tasks that parents of children with special educational needs may undertake.
Each year, thousands of first-time parents who are already carrying the heavy psychological and financial weight of their child’s diagnosis, walk unsuspectingly into their first IEP under the impression that they will dictate the outcome. Unfortunately, that is usually not the case.
Although parents can influence the outcome and services offered, ultimately, the IEP is based on what the school officials and their experts recommend. Now, that doesn’t mean that you have no say. You most certainly do! And if you disagree with the IEP, argue your point.
Helping your child get the most out of school by ensuring he or she gets the services he/she needs can only happen if YOU take charge of the IEP.
In our rural area of southern Ohio, it is a commonly held belief that there are no good jobs around. We have been in a recession since the steel mills and shoe factories closed many years ago. Farmers complain it is no longer possible to make a living off the land. A majority of our children qualify for free school lunches.
So when the Amish began moving in about ten years ago, I wondered how they would support themselves. Land was cheap here and the Amish revere farm land, but how could anyone expect to support large families with farming alone?
“MY DAUGHTER HAS ATTENDED SAND HILL SCHOOL” for a year and a half, and it has made a huge difference in her life. The personalized teaching has helped her grow academically in leaps and bounds! More importantly, it has helped her rebuild her confidence after a difficult school experience. “I’VE NEVER KNOWN A CHILD WHO […]
Our classrooms feature an ordered arrangement of learning materials in a warm, non-competitive environment. GIVING TREE MONTESSORI SCHOOL provides a challenging, innovative educational program designed to foster self-esteem, independence, creativity and a love of learning in an exceptionally clean, safe and warm environment. Our curriculum is enhanced by the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, a world-renowned […]