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Academic Duct Tape for Parents Whose Kids Need a Bit of Extra Help

Thursday, September 06, 2007
This is a quick hug-o-gram for all the parents for whom back-to-school season means

  • at least one transition meeting at the school to try to ease the roadbumps for your child, the teacher, and other school staff

  • getting your child psyched up for the new year, schedule, routine, and people

  • troubleshooting problems that arise as they arise -- because being unavailable when the school needs your input on the burning issue du jour increases the odds of that issue igniting immediately

  • being positive and encouraging to yourself as well as your child during the daily after-school debriefing sessions. (Think The Little Engine That Could).

  • You aren't alone. There are a lot of us doing our best to hold it all together with giant rolls of academic duct tape and beer-stein sized mugs of coffee. Yeah, team.

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    | posted by Ann D @ 12:08 PM