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When Your Child Isn’t Making Friends
November 11, 2020

When Your Child Isn’t Making Friends in Boarding School There is a special heartache for the parent of the lonely child. More than academic, athletic, artistic or any other success, parents seem to first want children to feel loved and accepted… to make friends and be invited places, to have a tribe. So, what to…

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5 Questions to Ask a Therapeutic School
August 25, 2020

5 Questions to Ask a (Prospective) Therapeutic Program or School by Michelle Grappo, M.A., Ed.M., NCSP Is your child (or teen or young adult) struggling? If you are beginning the process of exploring a program or school with clinical therapy, it’s important to do your homework. The best way? Interview personnel at programs — personally….

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Be Prepared for COVID While Away at School
August 24, 2020

Be Prepared for COVID While Away at School The author of this post is unknown, but it was written with the instructions that the reader was free to copy and share it. We felt that the information in here was so relevant that we wanted to help amplify its message. In these uncertain times, the…

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5 Things to Know Before Taking Your Teen With Special Needs Overseas
July 28, 2020

5 Things to Know Before Taking Your Teen With Special Needs Overseas I did a brief presentation at the Families in Global Transition conference in Washington, DC, for internationally mobile families about taking special needs children overseas. These are my “Top 5” tips based on years of experience working with international families as an Independent…

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15 Things to Know if You Want to Do Your University Studies Abroad
July 1, 2020

The Pros and Cons of Attending School Overseas Have you considered doing your university studies outside the United States? Many globally-minded students are strongly considering various international options now, and the good news is that universities around the world are eager to welcome students from around the world to study overseas. For the last 5…

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10 TIPS and TRICKS I’ve learned homeschooling during quarantine
April 28, 2020

 10 tips and tricks I’m learning while homeschooling my four children. I have four boys that range in age from 6-16 years old. With a child in high school, junior high, elementary school, and kindergarten, it’s been a bit of a circus trying to meet the physical and emotional needs of each child. Here are…

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