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PHOENIX – Arizona Homeschool Education Convention

Dozens of workshops including high school planning, motivating children to learn, transitioning from school to homeschool, working with atypical learners and getting started.

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PHOENIX – Arizona Homeschool Education Convention

Dozens of workshops including high school planning, motivating children to learn, transitioning from school to homeschool, working with atypical learners and getting started.

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Special-needs melt down? Show compassion, not judgment

“A little support goes a long way.” — Amy Kenzer, vice president and clinical-services director at Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center in Phoenix. Picture yourself on an airplane, seated next to a screaming toddler. We’re talking a full-throttle kicking, screaming terror. He’s banged your seat, interrupted your sleep and ruined your favorite shirt with […]

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Home schooling: 10 things you may not know

An estimated 32,000 students are home schooled in Arizona. The reasons for home schooling are as varied as the students themselves and range from health issues to religious beliefs to travel schedules to academic considerations. Still, myths and misinformation about this alternative to traditional schooling abound. Here are 10 things you may not know: 1. […]

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Navigating the IEP process

As a special education teacher in a small, central-Phoenix elementary school district, Christopher Tiffany was very familiar with the concept of an Individualized Education Program, or IEP. It was part of his job to work with parents and teachers to create IEPs—annual documents that establish goals and describe services schools will provide for children who […]

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JOYCE MILLARD HOIE – Support for families Raising Special Kids

Joyce Millard Hoie, Raising Special Kids

As executive director of the Phoenix nonprofit Raising Special Kids, Joyce Millard Hoie oversees efforts to provide information, support and resources to children with disabilities and their families. Here, she talks about her own personal journey as the parent of a child with autism, describes the impact a special-needs child has on a family (including […]

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Support the arts! It’s cheap and there’s free parking!

What’s it like to work your tail off for weeks on end, to abandon your children, your husband, your community, all in the name of artistic expression? I’d say it’s like rehearsing for a play. And how would you describe the feeling of reaching that creative apex only to have your hard work appreciated by […]

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Potty training on Facebook

Charlotte Bentz

In 2009, a local official from my city and his wife each faced six counts of felony child abuse during what they called a “potty-training war” with their adopted daughter. In 2011, a Dallas mother was arrested for gluing her daughter’s hands to the wall during a potty-training incident. As a mother of two small […]

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Not enough milk: debunking breastfeeding myths

not enough milk

The majority of mothers are quite capable of feeding their young. In fact, Jones says that 95 to 99 percent of mothers make enough milk for their baby.

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Parenting education and support

AZ Facts of Life Active Parenting 602-254-2704 • azfactsoflife.org A comprehensive curriculum to educate parents on a variety of issues related to teens and youth ages 11 to 17. Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Child Support Services azdes.gov Provides free workshops and seminars, and information booths at events throughout the state, to increase […]

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