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Educators

Parenting a Gay Child: What Can Parents Do?

Parenting a child or young teen that has or is beginning to come to the conclusion that he or she is gay can be life changing for both the child and the parents.  Lesbian, gay bi-sexuals, and transgender (LGBT) youth often feel rejected, isolated and withdrawn from society.  Some LGBT face depression and hopelessness that causes some to turn...

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How to Motivate Your Child in 5 Easy Steps

How to Motivate Your Child in 5 Easy Steps

Motivating a child to succeed in today’s world may be a challenge. Developing intrinsic motivation (motivation from within), as oppossed to Extrinsic motivation (motivation from other sources) if most often desired by parents. The following article will provide the reader with 5 steps to consider in motivational techniques that may be used by parents and...

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Positive Parenting Traits For Children With Special Education Needs

Parents who have children with special needs or children who qualify for special education often have to advocate for their children more often than the parent who has a child in the regular educational mainstream.  The author of the following article identifies the parenting traits necessary for a special education child to succeed in and out of school....

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Successful School Principals Know Their Students

Principal Competency: The Missing Competency, Know Your Students   There is interesting news for school principals from the MN State Board of School Administrators as they have reduced the number of leadership competencies in which we are expected to “demonstrate knowledge, skill and disposition.” Most of us are familiar with the 21 competencies in which...

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