Kindergarten Countdown: Is Your Child Ready for School?
Kindergarten Countdown: Is Your Child Ready for School?

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  • Provo School District starts soon and there are three things required for your kindergartener to start school.
  • Getting Immunizations can be a positive experience for everyone.
  • Start the school year off on a healthy foot by getting in to see your pediatrician.

Raising Bully-Proofed Kids
Raising Bully-Proofed Kids

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  • Victims of bullying can suffer from health and mental health problems like headaches, sleeping problems, depression, anxiety, and even thoughts of suicide.
  • Those who are most likely to be bullied include children with an autism spectrum disorder, a food allergy, or who are perceived as different or weaker than their peers.
  • Parents can help their children by teaching them how to avoid becoming a target, how to stick up for themselves and others, and how to develop a strong sense of self.
How can I get my kids to school on time?
How can I get my kids to school on time?

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  • With a little planning, mornings can become a time of peace and relaxation.
  • Tackling the next day's tasks the night before to reduce stress in the morning.
  • Use the extra time to bond with your family and leave home with a positive mindset.
Would you let your child take on 40,000 dollars in debt?
Would you let your child take on 40,000 dollars in debt?

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  • Teens have opportunities to make huge financial choices.
  • Financial lessons are easiest to teach when lessons are cheap.
  • Separating allowance from chores lets you focus on teaching financial literacy.
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.
Understanding an IEP
Understanding an IEP

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  • Learning the purpose of an IEP, and some of the common terms used, can help parents feel more confident during an IEP meeting.
  • Always review your child’s IEP to make sure nothing was left out from the meeting.
  • Follow up on your child’s IEP during the school year by keeping in touch with your case manager and your child’s teachers.
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.
Beginning the IEP Process
Beginning the IEP Process
  • 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.

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