Entries by Deborah Michael

Milestones for Kid’s Success

How do we identify the milestones our kids need to succeed? How fast should your child be developing mentally and physically? Does every child develop on their own schedule or should you compare your child to the “norm”? Milestones are important to be aware of because if children are not in the general range of […]

How To Advocate For Your Child Now

A parent is their child’s number one advocate. If a parent does not act on behalf of their child, who will? There are multiple areas where parents must act as an advocate for their child. Advocating At The Doctors When a parent is sure that a child is falling behind the other children in their play group, the […]

Handwriting Over the Summer: Practice Makes Perfect

Children worked so hard on writing at school, and they should continue writing over the summer to prevent losing all of the progress they made. Practice makes perfect! Repetition will decrease anxiety and keep them at or above the expectations for the following year. Here are some fun writing exercises you can try over the […]

10 Tips To Get Your Students To Sit Quietly In Class/Circle Time

It can be hard to get children to sit still in circle time or at a desk. Ideally, we can take the time to see why a child may be having trouble. For those that are young, fidgety or distracted, we need to know they are not doing it to bother us, and we need […]

Zero Tolerance: Should 7 Year Old Boy Be Expelled From School For Bringing A Toy Gun?

A 7 year old boy in Florida last November was expelled from school for having a toy gun in his backpack.  A year later he is still expelled and everyone from the news to parent organizations are torn as to whether the Zero Tolerance Rule has gone too far or if it is appropriate. Children naturally […]

Homework Helper: Handwriting Checklist

Writing Checklist   Does your child have trouble writing essay’s, paper’s or even short stories?  Below is a quick checklist to help you and your child keep their thoughts organized all while writting well!  If your child is just learning to write, help them use the checklist by reading it to them as they work […]

Autism Signs Appear in Babies’ First Year: What that means for Parents and Doctors

A Chicago Tribune Article states: “In its detailed comparison of 50 babies – half of whom would go on to be diagnosed with autism – the researchers in this new study found a steady loss of sociability and responsiveness in the babies who would progress to an autism diagnosis. Those babies’ loss of social skills […]