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.
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.
The Importance of Hand Washing
The Importance of Hand Washing
  • Washing hands is one of the simplest ways to prevent illness.
  • Teaching kids when to wash is as important as teaching them how to wash.
  • Try the glitter game to teach small kids about how germs spread.
How do I know if my child has a learning disability?
How do I know if my child has a learning disability?
  • Early intervention can ensure a positive outlook for children with learning disabilities.
  • Learning disabilities affect reading, writing, speech, calculation, and focus.
  • Seeing a pediatrician is an important step of addressing a learning disability.
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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