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February 01, 2015

Ask the Teacher

No BFF, second semester slump, indoor exercise options

My second grade daughter does not have a best friend at school. She seems to like school well enough, but she doesn't show particular interest in any one person or ask to have anyone over....more»
February 01, 2015

Understanding the Montessori Method

The philosophy behind this child-centered approach to learning

Imagine a beautiful classroom filled with children who are fully absorbed in the activities that interest them most....more»
January 01, 2015
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Education 101

Researching the school option right for your child

Greater Indianapolis is home to a wide variety of school alternatives. While parents are fortunate to have so many choices available, the sheer number of options can leave one wondering where to start....more»
January 01, 2015

Fast Friends

Tips for helping kids make healthy friendships

Navigating the waters of childhood friendships can be surprisingly difficult for parents. How do help your kids learn how to make friends? What if your child has a friend you don't like? Should you intervene when a friend mistreats your child or let him resolve the situation on his own? "How to be a good friend is not a skill that we are all born with," says Dr....more»
January 01, 2015

What's Cool at Public School

Unique clubs, classes and programs that ignite the spark of learning

Student engagement is the spark that lights a flame of interest, which can ignite a fire that grows into a passion....more»
January 01, 2015

Preparing for the IEP Meeting

Getting the most out of this important conference

Indianapolis mom Erin S. first learned about Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, when her youngest son was identified as having ADHD....more»
December 01, 2014

Resources for Homeschoolers

As this educational trend grows, so do area offerings

Home school is something of a misnomer – many homeschooling families are out of the house nearly every day. This academic choice is a movement on the rise, and local venues are responding in kind, offering dozens of homeschooler-specific programs and discounts....more»
December 01, 2014

Pick Your Perfect Preschool

Choosing a high quality program for your child

Montessori or HighScope? Public or private? Morning or afternoon? Indianapolis area parents have many tough decisions to make when sorting through preschool options....more»
November 01, 2014

Parent-teacher conferences, distracting students and computer spelling tests

Ask the Teacher

My daughter's school has decided that it will no longer offer designated days for parent-teacher conferences but instead, just have parents and teachers work out when to have a meeting....more»
October 01, 2014
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Correcting a teacher, reasonable bedtimes, feeling unliked by a teacher

Ask the Teacher

My daughter came home in tears because of a graded paper that had been returned to her with something marked wrong that actually appears correct....more»
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