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This sounds very strange, so strange in fact that I think there might be some kind of misunderstanding involved. I think the only sensible thing to do is to ask for a meeting with her and confront her with what you've told us here. Then see what she says. If she denies it, asking the school administration for a joint meeting might be the way to go. If she ...


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Unfortunately, there still isn't a lot of understanding ab out the causes of SPD. which is probably why you are getting conflicting information about it. Having only been defined in the (70's I think), not a lot of testing has happened (studies in behavior psychology just take longer. There are limitations to what this science can do - particularly when ...


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Does your daughter like to read poems? I was just as you describe your daughter when I was that age; my mother also had to search for challenging-yet-appropriate reading material for me. Her most inspired idea was to introduce me to poetry. Poems are relatively short and easy to scan or pre-read for content but the language is vivid and the vocabulary tends ...


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I agree that you should NOT blame anyone. You are very kind to take in troubled family. You should not blame your niece either, and I hope you get professional help with her behavioral problems. Some of the things sound very normal. My 4.5 year old cannot remember what he did in school. I ask him about his lunch, who he played with, what lessons the ...


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All kids that age are motivated to learn. It's a hardwired part of being a human. What they aren't necessarily motivated about is learning what adults want them to learn. He will have plenty of time for formal academics like math and reading. Schools cover that in depth and they start too early as it is. The best thing you can do for your child is to ...


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This is not a full answer for an overall educational process. Just a single idea you might like to try... Get yourself one of these and build it together. (Don't buy it from that link though, you can probably find cheaper.) Lots of interesting things you can explain about gear ratios and pendulum length, and springs, and (for the bell mechanism) gravity. ...


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