Success in school
Do you fear your child is falling behind in school? If your child is struggling, these steps can help her get back on track.
1. Ask why. Early action to identify the root of the problem is important. Does your daughter have a hard time paying attention? Is it hard for her to make friends? Is it one particular subject?
2. Meet with your child’s pediatrician. The doctor can evaluate your child’s vision and hearing and address developmental or behavioral concerns that could improve with medication.
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3. Meet with your child’s teacher. The teacher’s insight can help develop in-classroom adjustments.
4. Request an evaluation. By law, schools must provide aid for a child who is struggling. The school will complete a formal evaluation to assess your child’s needs, then develop a plan based on these results to define how the school will support your child.
Challenges in a child’s academic career are not uncommon, but with parental and school support, your child can excel.
Jennifer Halma, M.D.
The feds had to intervene to save Puerto Rico from bankruptcy last week. Will they be so kind to Kansas in the next couple of years?
Being a 24/7 caregiver to my wife these past few years has given me a perspective I would never have imagined five years ago: demanding the best in other people as much as myself.
When one must demand, fight for and argue for the best care from those around you for a beloved person’s health and quality of life, this also means expecting the best from friends, relatives and neighbors.
Does one have to shout, scream or yell at others to get the best efforts from those we know, don’t know or ask for support? Do we take the time to explain our actions, thoughts and feelings to them? Do we reflect on our effect on others?
Perhaps if we made our expectations known to others then many misunderstandings would not exist among people.
The only worry left in living one’s life would be not being able to live up to one’s expectations of one’s self because others’ expectations would be incorporated into one’s life.
Argue for my limitations long, loud and leeriness-free and, sure enough, they’re mine.
Does presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump know this?
Stephen M. Smith
It never ceases to amaze me that Star columnist Mary Sanchez doesn’t have the word “illegal” in her vocabulary. It is always “undocumented” or “without proper papers.”
Illegal immigration is where the problem lies. The last estimate on their number was more than 11 million. The cost to U.S. taxpayers is estimated at billions of dollars per year.
A high percentage of the cost is a burden on the states.
Sanchez is probably correct in saying that most Americans are naive about immigration.
We thought it was something the federal government was taking care of. Then we found out the federal government wasn’t, and we have these millions of illegal immigrants in the country.
That caused many people to sit up and take notice, and they want something done to cure that problem. It would be my guess that most Latino citizens of the U.S feel the same way.
The way Sanchez tells the story, the rancor is against all immigrants. Although there always are some biased people, that is just not true. The contributions and value of our legal Latinos are well-known and appreciated.
Kansas City, Kan.
I recently took my wife to Kansas City International Airport for a flight. I dropped her off at the gate with her luggage, and then was able to park less than 100 feet from the gate.
It was so convenient and easy. Everything seemed to be well-maintained except for the drinking fountain, which did not work. There was plenty of parking space available, and it cost me $3 to park for about an hour.
I see no reason to change anything at KCI. It is absolutely the most convenient airport I have ever seen.
Terminal A is closed, and even with that there was no congestion or shortages. Why waste money on a new airport terminal when we have perfection now.
Who stands to make most of the profit from building a new airport? Profit from wasting taxpayers’ money seems to be the only reason to build a new airport.