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Health
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Traumatic Brain Injury in Children

Traumatic brain injury, or more commonly known as TBI, had long been known as the "silent epidemic" because of its nature to not be instantly recognized when a head injury has occurred. Brain injury in children can occur from many incidences, a blow to the head, shaken baby syndrome and anoxia are some of the more common ways a child can acquire a TBI.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
How to Stop Your Ex from Turning the Kids Against You

Adults have a hard enough timing handling the spiteful words that are often flung around carelessly during divorce, but imagine the difficulty the children have when they hear one or both parents bad-mouth the other parent?

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
5 Ways Schools Sometimes Fail Special Needs Children

For the most part, most schools do succeed in their mission, but unfortunately there are times where a school fails to provide an appropriate education for a special needs child. It may be the school does not provide the right necessities for special needs children to succeed in the school setting.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
How Does TBI Affect the Learning Abilities of a Student?

The special education departments in schools should gain a thorough understanding of TBIs because they are not always visible injuries. And the impacts will vary greatly from child to child.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
How to Know When Your Child is Ready for Preschool

Rather than looking to age to decide when your toddler should start school, it is perhaps more of value to determine if he or she is physically, socially and emotionally ready to go to school. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before sending your little one off to preschool.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Guide to School Support Services Available for Students with Special Needs

Children who have special education needs often need related services to be incorporated into their Individualized Education Program (IEP). In Canada and the United Kingdom, this is equivalent to an Individual Education Plan. These services are provided to help the child in the learning environment.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
What to Look for When Choosing a Preschool

Not all preschools are created equal and you'll likely want to do considerable research before settling on a handful of schools to send in an application.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Teaching Kids About Online Safety in a Connected World

The reality is kids will need to have a full understanding of computing and the Internet. Parents today can no longer effectively shield their kids from being online in today's world. 

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
How to be a Good Parent Advocate for a Child With TBI

Dealing with special education laws can be both daunting and confusing. In order to effectively advocate for a child with TBI, or any other learning disability, it helps to understand both federal and state laws, any special education jargon and acronyms, and how to participate in the inevitable individualized education program (IEP) meeting.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
What Kids Need to Know About Divorce

To help ease kids' concerns and help them cope, it makes the transition easier if you give them an explanation of what is going on and why. However, before you broach the topic of divorce, it is also important to consider what you plan to say because this discussion should not be done hastily or in a spontaneous way.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Supporting Your Kids Through Visitation Issues

If you are in a situation where visitation has been legally established, this will be an ongoing event on a regular basis where your kids will be spending time with their other parent. It is important kids feel safe.

Health
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
How to Take Care of Baby's Gums and Teeth

There is nothing cuter than seeing a baby's smile, teeth or no teeth. Did you know a baby's teeth are present from the second trimester in pregnancy? By the time he or she is born, there will already be a full set beneath the gums. Even though parents won't...

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Preparing for Your Child's IEP Meeting

While the school has a responsibility to give your child the most appropriate and mainstreamed education possible, you also play an important role in your child's educational plan. You are your child's strongest advocate and know what is best for your child. Your involvement and input will have a large impact on the direction the meeting goes.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
Navigating the Special Education Process as Your Child's Parent Advocate

Parent advocates are an important part of every child's education. A child who has special needs is going to need someone to organize and pull together their education plan to ensure they get the best structured education that will meet their individual learning needs.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Pros and Cons of Giving Kids an Allowance for Chores

There are generally two schools of thought on whether or not kids should get an allowance. Some families opt to provide their children with a basic spending allowance in exchange for chores, and others feel that an allowance dissuades from the idea that all members of a family should learn how to contribute to the household.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
How to Be An Effective Advocate for Your Child at School

A parent instinctively knows what is best for his or her child. Parents who are directly involved with their child's education will know they are getting the right structure and best education to fit their son or daughter's individual needs.

Health
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
5 Reasons Why Kids Should Not Drink Soda

Early consumption of soft drinks can eventually lead to lifelong poor dietary habits if parents aren't careful with their children's intake of soda. Heck, it is a problem for adults, why would we want to start a new generation of soda drinkers? 

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
How to Help Students With Organizational Difficulties

Many students have struggles with organization during their school years. This may be especially true as a child reaches the middle and high school grades. It is during these years children receive more information and assignments for multiple classes simultaneously. As a result, organization can become a problem.

Technology
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
Should Toddlers Use Mobile Devices?

Statistics show many toddlers routinely use mobile devices. The kids of today already can't comprehend a world without tech. What will be the perception of the next generation be?

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Divorce: Sharing the Kids over the Holidays

Divorce is tough financially and emotionally. In addition to the pain associated with money and emotions, if children are born of the union, two of the most important issues need to be settled during a divorce is custody and visitation.

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