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Livia McCoy
Let Your Kids Try—Even if They Might Fail

Aug 25, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Social and Emotional Development, Livia McCoy

Sometimes, your child might want to try out for a sport or take art lessons, even when you know she really doesn’t have the aptitude for it. It is tempting to discourage her from trying, because it is hard to watch your chi... Read more
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Strategies for a Smooth School Year

Aug 18, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Organization, Livia McCoy, Back to School

Children across America are returning to school! Summer vacation is over. Most kids stay up late and sleep a lot later in the morning during the summer months. It is now time to start getting used to an earlier bedtime and wa... Read more
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Signs and Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Aug 11, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities

There is much concern about the increase in the rate of children diagnosed with autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder-ASD). The Centers for Disease Control reports that in 2000, one out of every 150 children was diagnosed with ASD... Read more
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Using Minecraft as a Learning Tool

Aug 04, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Technology, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning

Years ago I took a course called Using Legos To Teach Physics. We built all kinds of machines using basic Lego pieces and electric motors. We learned some simple programming so that we could direct our machines to do work. Fo... Read more
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Special Fonts for People With Dyslexia

Jul 28, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia

Recently, a friend of mine posted on social media that she has a terrible time reading menus. Several of her friends agreed for a variety of reasons. One reason mentioned is that she is dyslexic and has problems with sequenti... Read more
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Why School Dress Codes Matter

Jul 21, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Social and Emotional Development, Livia McCoy, High School

Many families are getting ready to go back to school. It is important to give some thought to appropriate clothing to wear. Most schools have a dress code; and, most adolescents don’t like it! Schools have dress codes f... Read more
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The Power of Positive Attention for Teens

Jul 07, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Teen Girls, Teen Boys, Social and Emotional Development, Livia McCoy, High School

Human beings need the attention of others. We need to interact with one another and to feel accepted and loved. When teens misbehave, they often do so to get the attention of their peers or the adults in their lives. Years ag... Read more
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Use Summer for Some College Planning

Jun 30, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Middle School, Livia McCoy, High School, College

Summer is an important time for middle and upper school students to think ahead to what they want for themselves after high school. If the plan involves going to college, then taking action now can improve the chance of getti... Read more
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Internet Safety Tips for Teens and Parents

Jun 23, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Social Media, Social and Emotional Development, Livia McCoy, Internet Safety

Many experts warn children about the dangers of the Internet. We teach our children to never give their name, address, or phone number to anyone online. We watch them while online to make sure they do not visit inappropriate ... Read more
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Try Quizlet for Summertime Math Vocabulary Review

Jun 16, 2015 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Summer Learning, Math, Livia McCoy, Kids Math

Every subject students take in school has specific facts and vocabulary associated with it. In history, students must learn people’s names, events that happened, and important dates. In literature, there are character n... Read more