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Everything is a Big Deal to Them

Posted by Michael Dolan on December 11, 2012 in Uncategorized |

It’s not a particularly new idea that it is easy to say something to a child that causes pain now and into the future.  But one mother offers an interesting personal account of how she responds.  Most parents do OK, says Janice White. “However, I think as parents we underestimate the impact of what we […]

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Language Puts Power into Even the Smallest Hands

Posted by Michael Dolan on August 25, 2012 in Uncategorized |

  One of the unfortunate side effects, we’ve learned over the past 25 years, of correcting the inferior language skills of children is that they feel bad about themselves and embarrassed for their immigrant or poor families. Good impulse – bad outcome. We remember the debacle when theorists tried to impose something called “Ebonics” on […]

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