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Posts filed under: Mental Health

Early in my teaching career, I was stationed at a school in Stamford called King that proffered education to kids who were fairly intelligent, but really were there because they could afford the tuition. The kids typically had some “extra-curricular”...
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I was a student for 19 years and a teacher for 15 years, and every single fall, every single one I was anxious when labor day approached and the start of school reared up to meet my daily tremulations. It...
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For those not familiar, positive parenting is a form of parenting that involves a complete absence of negative disciplinary measures like punishment, threats, guilting or shaming. One of its foundational no-no’s is keeping your temper around your progeny and avoiding...
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By Allison Garner of OPLM This is a quote from my dad who probably heard it from someone else. He shared it with me when I was a School Board member and I was fighting for change within the system....
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Senior spring at the Taft School was a complete joke. I mean, it was a complete joke everywhere, but at Taft, by embracing a complete joke, they… squared it. The seniors barely ever went to class and instead spent most...
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I was cursed with a quick wit and curiosity for all subjects of learning and extracurriculars. I loved math but did it sloppily and thus missed occasional minus sign that blew up the whole equation. Science was awesome, but my...
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By Daniel Sherwin of Dad Solo With so many technology-based activities to keep us entertained, many of us are spending less and less time outdoors—putting us at risk of developing Nature-Deficit Disorder (NDD). However, it’s never too late to overcome...
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As midterms are concluding, I got a chance to watch the recent film Don’t Look Up. And I found myself simultaneously horrified and giggling maniacally. For those who haven’t seen it, the gist is that there is a comet approaching...
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By Gwen Payne of Invisible Moms Fatigue can be caused by the stress of parenting a child with special needs, the demands of work and family, or an ongoing medical issue you’re trying to manage. Regardless of its cause, being...
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IEPs and 504s are educational studies performed typically at no cost to a parent to evaluate a students challenges and to put methods in place to allow these students to learn at the same rate as others. I was a...
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