Robert K. Crabtree, Esq.
your documents under IDEA: Part I - What documents should you keep?
of children with special educational needs can easily be overwhelmed
by paper in a short time. From the beginning of school to the time their
child either graduates or ages out of entitlement to special
education services, the accumulation of IEPs, evaluations, progress
reports, correspondence, notes, journals, samples of the childs
work, medical records and so forth can fill several drawers of a file
cabinet or several feet of shelf space.
Some may be tempted to throw out
documents when they become too cumbersome to manage easily, but it may
be a mistake to do so. Even the oldest documents in a childs history
can sometimes help parents make a case for increased or different services
for their child under IDEA.
Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
Day Is It Today???
track of childrens residential schedules is often a source of
conflict between separated parents. So too is communicating simple things
such as doctors appointments, parent-teachers meetings and the
like. Changes to childrens residential schedules and missed appointments
often serve as a flash point particularly with separated parents who
hold resentment between each other. As the anger for miss-communications
on these matters escalates, the children then become the emissaries
and messengers between their parents as they are positioned to deliver
messages back and forth. The childrens anxiety raises proportionate
to the temper and anger of the parents. Their ability to concentrate
on tasks such as schoolwork is compromised as their concern turns to
their parents distress.
Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
long does it take to rebuild trust?Sometimes
its couples where one partner has had an affair. Other times its
between parents and a teen where the teen has stolen, lied or has been
doing drugs. The issue is trust and the question is, How long
does it take to rebuild trust when broken?
Trust refers to being able to >
rely, depend or have confidence in someone or something. It is not simply
based upon a statement of intention given at some place or time. Its
certainly more than a promise, which too is a statement of intent, but
perhaps asserted with greater intensity giving the impression of greater
meaning. Between people, real trust is an outcome of observed behaviour
over time where ones commitments are consistently met.
Crucial Parent-Teen Relationship
them now, they'll soon be teenagers!" Warnings like this from friends
and relatives, together with media images of adolescents as irresponsible,
rebellious troublemakers, can lead parents to expect trouble as their
children enter puberty. Parenting teens includes many challenges as
well as joys.
and Withdrawn Teens
withdrawal is fear of, or withdrawal from, people or social situations.
Shyness becomes a problem when it interferes with relationships with
others, in social situations, or other aspect's of a child's life. Problems
with shyness are usually evident by the time a child is three years