The Working Parent’s Guide to School Involvement
The Working Parent’s Guide to School Involvement

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  • Studies show involved parents have kids that are more likely to excel in school.
  • Involvement comes in many forms and opportunities are available for working parents.
  • By being strategic and proactive, working parents can get involved early.
Negotiating an IEP
Negotiating an IEP

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  • Be familiar with and realistic about your child’s strengths and weakness before attending the IEP.
  • Talk beforehand to your child’s teachers about challenges in the classroom and any solutions.
  • Be patient with yourself and your team. It takes time and experience to develop good negotiation skills and relationships with the professionals involved in your child’s education.
10 Safety Coloring Sheets for Kindergarteners
10 Safety Coloring Sheets for Kindergarteners

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  • Printable coloring sheets to help your children learn important rules for safety.
  • The coloring sheets are a companion to the free printable flashcards and memory game.
  • Rest easier in the knowledge that your child knows what to do when dangerous situations arise.
10 Safety Rules for Kindergarteners
10 Safety Rules for Kindergarteners
  • It is impossible to be at your child's side at every moment.
  • Instilling in children the means to keep themselves safe is a critical responsibility.
  • You'll rest easier in the knowledge that your child knows what to do when dangerous situations arise.
Your Asthma Action Plan
Your Asthma Action Plan
  • Between ten and fifteen percent of grade school children are affected by asthma.
  • Exercise is a vital component of wellness, even for kids with asthma.
  • Work with your pediatrician to create an asthma flare-up action plan and share it with your child's school administrators.
Steps Leading to an IEP
Steps Leading to an IEP
  • An IEP differs from a 504 plan and requires progress tracking.
  • In Utah, your pediatrician may be able to help speed the evaluation process with a letter of diagnosis.
  • It's important to learn your rights under your state's laws before your IEP meeting.
How much emphasis should I put on grades?
How much emphasis should I put on grades?
  • Grades are not a perfect measure of intelligence or effort.
  • A reward system with frequent, positive reinforcement is more effective than a cash reward at the end of the term.
  • Keep your child’s learning style, special needs, and schedule in mind when you decide how to handle poor grades.
My child has no friends. What can I do?
My child has no friends. What can I do?
  • Assess whether your child is shy, introverted, or possibly has learning/attention challenges.
  • Give your child opportunities to make new friends in practical ways.
  • Provide emotional support and teach problem-solving skills.
Busy Morning Breakfast Bars
Busy Morning Breakfast Bars

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  • Mornings can be a hectic time for parents, but skipping breakfast should never be an option.
  • These make-ahead cereal bars feature whole grains blended with protein-packed mix-ins.
  • This recipe can easily be tweaked for variety week after week.
Homework strategies for children on the autism spectrum
Homework strategies for children on the autism spectrum

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  • Keep homework sessions predictable and realistic.
  • Learn your child's strengths and find ways to leverage those strengths when studying.
  • Communicate with teachers and find what resources may be available to you at home.

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