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The Sad Truth about Lead Poisoning. Part 2

Posted by Lloyd on April 16, 2012
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Although lead testing of children is not mandatory in most areas, parents should insist on yearly lead testing (a simple and inexpensive blood test) for children under age 7. Schools should require this test for kindergarten admission at the very least although the damage may already have been irrevocably done by that time. Continue reading…

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Challenging a Gifted Child

Posted by Lloyd on March 13, 2012
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How should I approach my son’s third-grade teacher to try to enlist her help in making math a more challenging subject for him?

Most gifted children figure out what we call the “basic skills” with very little effort. They often require only a limited amount of drill and practice, whereas many other children require more classroom time to review the basics before new concepts are introduced. Continue reading…

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