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Private School vs. Homeschool: Which is Best?

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Depending on what your child’s needs are and where you live, the public school system might not be the best choice for you. Suppose you’ve already decided that you want an alternative to sending your child to a public school. In that case, you have two options – a private school or homeschooling.

Because these two options differ so dramatically, you’ll need to evaluate each to decide how to move forward with your child’s education. Because homeschooling and private schooling have their own advantages and disadvantages, you’ll need to know the critical differences between them to make an informed decision. Let’s look at private school vs home school…

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Smart Ways to Get Your Teen Invested in Their Education

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Access to education is an incredible gift. It gives students the opportunity to grow in self-knowledge and gain the skills they need to succeed in their future careers. However, your teen will only get as much out of their education as they’re willing to put in.

Unfortunately, many teenagers only see the stressful side of school. They don’t value their education because they would rather be doing anything else. Many school environments only make this worse. Here are six smart ways you can help to get your teen invested in their education.

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What Are the Effects of Divorce on Children?

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Although divorces are often inevitable, the effects are not limited to you and your former spouse. Children involved in divorces can experience profound and often negative effects of divorce with their lives changing significantly as a result. So, as well as considering your parental rights, living arrangements and other practicalities, you should also bear in mind the potential effects on any children involved. 

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How to Help Your Kiddo Succeed in School

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All parents want to see their children succeed in school. The key to helping your kid excel academically is your support. When you engage in your child’s school, they perform better and feel good about learning. In fact, one study shows children in preschool and kindergarten received higher reading scores when parents participated.

Parents have numerous ways to support their children throughout the school year. Here are some of the best ways to get started.

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What to Know About Your Legal Rights as a Working Parent

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Let’s be honest, it isn’t easy being a working parent? It seems almost impossible to find the right balance between home life and working, being in the office and being home for bedtime, scheduling meetings and making packed lunches.

But working parents in the United States have many legal rights when it comes to the workplace, and it’s important to know what they are. Understanding your rights as a working parent can help you create a better work-life balance and feel more confident in your career.

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6 Sandwiches to Make for Your Family

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Whether you’re looking for a hearty dinner option, something new to pack for lunch or trying to satisfy picky eaters, sandwiches are a versatile meal you can whip up for your family.

Traditional peanut butter and jelly and grilled cheese sandwiches are somewhat dull and overdone. Thankfully, it’s easy to get creative with ingredients, and you may even encourage your family to try new flavor combinations. Here are six sandwiches you might want to make for your family this week.

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What You Need to Know About Occupational Therapy for Your Children

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Did you know that one in four kids enters kindergarten with speech, fine motors skills or gross motor skills delays? It might be something really simple such as properly holding a pencil or using scissors. Or perhaps they struggle to cooperate with classmates. Whatever the case, these children may well need a little extra help sharpening their emotional, social and physical skills. That’s where occupational therapy comes in.

Occupational therapy uses various exercises to help kids overcome physical, sensory and cognitive problems. That way they can gain their independence and enjoy happy, healthy lives. Unlike physical therapy, OT focuses on cognitive, visual-perceptual, sensory processing and fine motor skills.

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