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The Call to Care: Is it Your Time to Consider Foster Care or Adoption?

Imagine with me for a moment that you wake up tomorrow morning, coffee cup in hand, you open your front door to let that early morning sun stream into your sleepy, still, quiet home and there – sitting before you on the porch – is a child. Alone. Dirty. Crying. Broken. In need of care. […]

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Student Spotlights September ’21

Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across the Greater Mobile.  We have so many talented students in our area.  Mobile Bay Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements! Project Back Pack at Pine Grove ES Students at Pine Grove Elementary received a special gift, [...]
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Stay Hydrated in the Final Heat of Summer

Well, we are definitely in the dog days of summer and early fall! School is back in session and I certainly hope we can all be smart about our choices so that the schools can stay open and the kids can enjoy all the school activities coming up. But one thing I want to talk […]

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From the Publisher September 2021

Last month I opened my letter by saying how we were looking forward to going back to school in a “normal” manner. How quickly things changed. I think we were all feeling like we were reaching normalcy this summer when the pandemic reared its ugly head with a vengeance. If there is one thing we […]

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Dave Says: Make an Impact with Investing?

A friend recently mentioned something called impact investing to me. What exactly is this? How do impact investment funds perform, and what do you think about them? Impact investing generally aims to benefit society, while providing a profit for the investor, by investing in companies, funds and organizations that are aligned with causes, certain values […]

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My Parents Care Too Much About How I Make Them Look.”

In a world full of social media, camera phones, and YouTube it is tempting to be overly concerned with what everyone else is doing and how we compare.  However, our constant need to “manage our image” can be detrimental to our children.  The danger of this was captured in a heartbreaking statement whispered to me […]

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How to Prepare for Your Child’s IEP Meeting

An individualized education plan (IEP) is a key component of your child’s special education plan. By law, schools are required to provide services to kids who qualify. An IEP meeting is where goals will be set and which services will be provided are decided on by both educators and the child’s guardians. This can be […]

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Five Expert Tips to Help Teens with ADHD

“I got detention for forgetting my book three times in a row.”—read Michael’s text His mother wasn’t surprised. Michael was diagnosed with ADHD when he was eight years old, and she’s received other messages saying he misplaced or even forgotten to do his homework. His mother hoped that he’d be more organized by 13, and […]

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How Video Games Can Help Kids with Special Needs

For kids with special needs, video games can offer opportunities to practice everything from communication skills to organization — even social interaction — in a comfortable environment where players set the pace. While games designed specifically for kids with special needs can address certain issues, many mainstream titles can support your kid’s learning. Mainstream games […]

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