What Kind of Old Fashioned Tattoo Girl Will You Get?

Tattoo college

An estimated 14% of the American population has at least one tattoo (that’s one in five adults), and every one of them had to make a series of decisions. Getting a tattoo is a commitment, and there are many things to consider when choosing a design, an artist, and a location on your body. For instance, do you want your tattoo in color or black and white? How large will your tattoo be? Do you want people to see your tattoo, or do you want to maintain your privacy and get it in a more discreet location?

Most people don’t know that there are several types of different tattoo schools of style, all differing in their methodologies and tattoo philosophy. There is one thing for sure, though — everyone knows American Continue reading

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4 Learning Activities for Autistic Children

Special education schools

If you have a children with learning disabilities in school, or you have every worked with someone’s child, you know how difficult it can be to capture their attention. There are special schools for children with learning disabilities but most parents before to allow their children to have a normal education experience as possible with the idea of enrolling in special education programs if necessary. Autism is one of the most common disorders found in young. It can be characterized by a disorder a neural development that presents with impaired social interaction and communicatio Continue reading

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Grade School Readiness Means Readiness for Life

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When it comes to grade school readiness, what is the best way to prepare your child? In the midst of this technological boom, in which information is easily accessed and readily available, individuals are expected to take in more information at a much faster rate than ever before. As the job market grows increasingly competitive, higher education becomes more common and more important than in previous generations. More careers are requiring a college degree, and young people are starting to see their occupational futures as a long and laborious path to be traversed. It has become clear that the path to success begins much earlier in life, and that academic prowess and a dedicated work ethic must be cultivated and exercised Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism spectrum disorders

What is autism?
Autism is a development disorder that’s categorized by repetitive, limited behaviors, as well as impaired social interaction, and limited communication skills. Typically, autism runs on a spectrum. This means that autism, or autism spectral disorder (ASD) can be associated with intellectual disabilities, difficulties with motor coordination, problems with attention and physical health issues, and an inability to complete basic personal hygiene and self-care tasks.

How does autism happen?
While researchers do not have enough concrete data to pinpoint the cause of autism, there have been many hypotheses over the years. For example, many researchers believe that a diet high in gluten introduces or exacerbates the presence of autism. However, that Continue reading

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The Many Benefits of Using a Speech and Language Pathologist

Speech and language development

Children often pick up their language and their words from those around them. That might be their parents, their siblings or the children they interact with in day cares or preschool programs. However, even with the constant interaction and suggestion of words; some children are still left with speech disorders. There are a variety of problems that can arise during the communication learning process, and this is where the services of speech-language pathology can be beneficial for the parent and for the child.

It is best to notice and then to correct any speech or language problems early on. It will be easier for the child to compromise and learn ways around their disability when they are younger. They may have a harder time adjusting once they are older. It is also cheaper if dealt with earl Continue reading

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Why Should I Send My Child to Preschool?

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It seems like life is coming full circle. The very first Montessori teacher your young girls ever had is sending travel notes to your teenage daughters about an upcoming visit to New York City. Still connected through social media after all of these years the two freshmen, one in high school and one in college, have convinced their parents that they can skip the expense of a rental car and use the money that otherwise would be spent on rental and parking for show tickets. No car, however, means that the family of four will completely rely on public transportation for their three day weekend in the city.
How fun that the girls themselves are texting and messaging their very first teacher about the upcoming trip. Seems like the Montessori preschool program you selected all those years ago really has cr Continue reading

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Including Spanish in the Preschool and Elementary School Cirriculum

Preschool spanish

You probably don?t remember when you began learning English as your primary language. You were probably so young that you can?t even remember your lessons. If learning English was so easy, then how come it isn?t as easy to learn a second language now? That?s because there is a critical period for learning language. It actually gets much harder to learn the older that you are.

Spanish is a great language to learn as a second language, because it is prevalent in so many countries across the world. It may be difficult for you to learn to fluently speak Spanish, but what about your children or your students? You can take advantage of that critical learning period in early development, when acquiring language skills comes naturally and easy. A child?s capacity to pronounce unfamiliar, foreign sounds and to abs Continue reading

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3 Things to Look for in a Child Care Center

Early learning

Finding child care can seem like a real chore. You have so many options, and both you and your child need to be happy with the final decision. Many new moms simply have no idea where to begin their search. Check out just a few must-haves to get you started!

Safety First

While affordable child care should be a top priority, safety should come before that. You need to make sure that the place your child will be spending their time at is both safe and constructive for them. Your child should also feel comfortable and safe when they are there.

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