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17
Dec
2014
ADHD, Perfect Attendance Award, Karis Murray, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  Each quarter the teachers at my daughters’ school hand out awards to the students in their classroom: Honor Roll, Most Improved in Math or Reading, Star Students, Kindness, Helpfulness, Most Books Read, etc. My daughters have received several of these certificates throughout their elementary school years, but the one that they both receive regularly […]

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21
Oct
2014

{originally published in 2011}   I remember when my son started the fourth grade I just knew something was up. I couldn’t quite place my finger on it, but I could see that he wasn’t quite himself. Then a few grades started coming in that were not normal for him. I went and met with […]

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{an archive from 2012}   There are two people running around somewhere in the world that I’d like to throttle. The first is the guy who came up with the recipe for smores. The other is the bone head who decided to attach the word “deficit” to the diagnosis for kids who aren’t that interested […]

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15
Jul
2014

Back to School for Parents Too

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  Help prepare your kids for their big day with these five great back-to-school tips (for parents)!   1. Start the school year off on a positive note. Use every opportunity to encourage your child and project a positive year for them. Assure them that you will be there right along with them and together you’ll […]

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01
Nov
2013

Q: My 14 year old son is struggling in school due to symptoms of A.D.D.  We are working with his teachers, but wondered what your opinion is of medications for A.D.D. Is it something you recommend? A:  The medication can have an effect. It’s powerful stuff. For some kids, it really can have a positive affect […]

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16
Sep
2013
trust, school, fear, Sue Birdseye, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting

I had the privilege of sitting through my 7th grader’s first day. I noticed several things: His teacher rocks! He was not thrilled to be there. All 7th grade boys are alike! I haven’t sat through a full day of classes in a while…after 2 hours my mind was wandering and I was desperate for […]

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20
Aug
2013
Humdrum to Hallelujah, Michelle Hutchison, School lunch, compromise, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting

  The countdown has begun- the countdown to reading, writing, ‘rithmetic…and routines. This year, I’ll be joining the Legion of Lunchmakers and to be honest, it’s required nothing short of a battle plan to prepare for Operation: Nutrition.   First, there was the lunchbox. Thankfully, I was able to sneak my daughter past the rows […]

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