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Letter from the Editor September 2014

Rachel Kalina

It's that time of year: Kids are cracking open crisp notebooks, teachers are sharing new learning materials, and parents are once again involved in the world of academics. The transition from summer to fall can be a tough one, but we've got plenty of support so you'll feel confident leading your family forward in the school year ahead.

You'll want to make our Education Directory the first pages to which you turn. Among the many featured schools and programs, you're sure to find a good fit for your child.

In "Parent-Teacher Partnerships," author Margaret Petry, Ph.D., informs parents of children with special needs about how to deal with a teacher being insensitive. Petry outlines the steps parents can take to change this negative situation into a potentially positive one.

Are you also wondering how to fill your child's after-school and weekend schedule with enriching activities? Consider fostering your child's passion for an instrument. Look to "Making Music" by Leila Viss to discover whether your child is ready for lessons.

Want even more tips to start the academic calendar right? PARENTGUIDE News is open 24/7 at www.parentguidenews.com, offering endless articles and resources at the click of a mouse. While you're there, check out the Back-to-School Photo Contest, swing by The Sandbox Social blog, and enter to win fantastic prizes in our Facebook giveaways.

Have an awesome back-to-school season,

Rachel Kalina