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The Most Important Back to School Supply

The one thing everyone needs this school year. As schools across the country open their doors to our children, we hear a lot about back to school supplies – binders, notebooks, mechanical pencils, graph paper, calculators, maybe even a lock to keep things safe in lockers. I know it was one of my favorite rituals

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One Family’s Journey with CPS

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This is a guest blog post by Certified Trainer, Randy Jones. Looking back I can now see that my families’ expedition into Collaborative Problem Solving actually began over two decades ago. My wife and I have provided services to those living with cognitive disabilities for over 20 years now. In the beginning we worked with

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Setting Realistic Expectations During the Holidays…

The Christmas holiday is just a few weeks away! This can be a particularly challenging time for our families. Being proactive and setting realistic expectations for you and your child are the keys to creating an enjoyable holiday. Here are some specific suggestions that might be helpful: 1. Review your Thinking Skills Inventory noting the

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The #1 Source of Meltdowns

In North America is homework. And for years now many people have been questioning the utility of homework in the first place. Here is another interesting piece on the value (or lack thereof!) of homework and some potential solutions in our schools. Like any other thorny problem, we find it critical to first identify the

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How to Teach your Child to be Caring & Compassionate

Here’s a thought-provoking video on our children’s moral development from the Harvard School of Graduate Education. A lot of good points are made, but of course the critical question is how exactly does one as a parent go about achieving these things? Unfortunately many times these aspirations are easier said than done. We’ve been spending

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