Katy Mark

Preparing for the IEP Meeting

When her daughter was in second grade, Dayton mom Melissa S. knew that something wasn’t quite right. “She was inconsistent with her grades and wasn’t keeping up,” she recalls. Suspecting a learning disability, Melissa took her daughter to a psychologist to be tested, where she was diagnosed with ADHD. Following this, Melissa and her daughter…

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Growth Charts

Look at any class picture and you’ll see kids of the same age in all shapes and sizes. Some kids look small next to their peers, while others literally stand head and shoulders above their classmates. Kids grow at their own pace. Big, small, tall, short — there is a wide range of healthy shapes…

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The Holiday Shuffle

December is a month that can only be tackled by a large peppermint latte with two extra shots of espresso. Multiple holidays, three families to visit, four meals to eat, two gifts to drop off – not to mention it all has to be worked around the baby’s feeding schedule or a toddler’s nap time….

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Resources for Homeschoolers

“Home”school is something of a misnomer – many homeschooling families are out of the house nearly every day. This academic choice is a movement on the rise, and local venues are responding in kind, offering dozens of homeschooler-specific programs and discounts. Check out this homeschool resource guide to take advantage of all the activities and…

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Pick Your Perfect Preschool

Montessori or HighScope? Public or private? Morning or afternoon? Dayton area parents have many tough decisions to make when sorting through preschool options. Here we help you consider which program is right for your child to get them off to a great educational start. The importance of preschool To adults, preschool may seem like child’s…

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New Holiday Traditions

Ask a child what presents he received last December and he’s probably forgotten – what kids do remember are the special holiday traditions their family does every year. Here’s a few ideas for some memorable activities to start with your children. Preserving the memories Reminiscing about holidays past is part of the fun of the…

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