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Expert Advice on How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

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These are some of the questions and comments I’ve heard from my three kids over the past week. Given the recent school closures, lack of toilet paper and bombarding messages about handwashing, it is understandable why kids may feel confused or scared... Read full article

Bubbleology

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In this lesson children will learn about surface tension and why a free-floating bubble will take a sphere shape no matter what object is used to create it.... Read full article

Parents as coaches: Tactics to support your child during remote learning

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What are best-in-class teaching tactics you can adopt – as the in-person adult – now that so many schools are converting to remote schooling? It will be tempting for all of us to replicate what we had when we were kids, but educational practices and ... Read full article

Virtual Museum Tours for Kids You Can do Right Now

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In this digital era many museums have put their collections online or created virtual tours that can help expand a child's mind. Google Arts & Culture has digitized the collections of numerous big museums, historic locations a... Read full article

Ice Skating Ponds in Massachusetts

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Grab your ice skates and visit one of these ice skating ponds in Massachusetts. Massachusetts' ice skating ponds are a great way to enjoy the outdoors during winter and introduce the next generation to Massachusetts' ice skating tradition.... Read full article

Top 5 Hiking Trails in Massachusetts

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Hiking is a great way for you and your kids to get some exercise while enjoying each other’s company in the great outdoors. Fortunately, Massachusetts offers countless hiking trails. ... Read full article

Open Adoption and Diverse Families

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National Adoption Month provides an opportunity to turn a spotlight on adoption, acknowledge the many families created through adoption, and reflect on how the practice of adoption has evolved over the years. ... Read full article

Addressing Challenging Behavior and How it Relates to the IEP Process: A Reference Guide for Parents

by Dana Howell, Easterseals Massachusetts on

When you have a child with academic, social, or behavioral challenges, providing them with the correct supports can be an overwhelming and confusing process. How do you ensure that teachers and therapists effectively meet the needs of your child? For... Read full article

Understanding the Special Education Process and Feeling Positive About Support Received in a School

by Andrea Freeman and Tiffany Palenscar, Easterseals Massachusetts on

Each child learns differently, which may mean that additional support in school is needed in certain areas. If this is the case, your child’s teacher or a school administrator may discuss having your child evaluated for special education services wi... Read full article

Knowing When You Should Request a Third Party Evaluation

by Paul Medeiros, Easterseals Massachusetts on

During the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) creation process, it is not unusual for a parent to disagree with a recommendation from one or more of the school’s team members. If a compromise cannot be reached, there is a risk that this difference ... Read full article

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