Children

The Politics of Paid Time Off to Have a Baby

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News Article
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The Politics of Paid Time Off to Have a Baby
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

Parents of Special Needs Children Require Help in the Workplace, Too

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News Article
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Parents of Special Needs Children Require Help in the Workplace, Too
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Bizjournals
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Debra I. Schafer, Founder, Education Navigation

A follow-up article to an interview on Susan Rocco's radio program - Women To Watch, where we discussed work/life issues and the needs of working parents who have special needs children and how companies can support them...and more.

The Ripple Effects of Parents Not Using Their Vacation Time

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Blog
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The Ripple Effects of Parents Not Using Their Vacation Time
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

And yet American parents are hardly neglecting their children: in fact, they're spending more time with their kids today than they did in the 1960s. So what's the problem?

The Ripple Effects of Parents Not Using Their Vacation Time

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Blog
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The Ripple Effects of Parents Not Using Their Vacation Time
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Harvard Business Review
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Monique Valcour

Education Should Be Anything But Special

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Blog
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Education Should Be Anything But Special
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Debra Isaacs Schafer
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Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

The way we describe something can lead toward inclusion or create obstacles.  It's time for us to re-evaluate how we describe education for students who need more, different, or individualized instruction and support.  Because the way it's described today is alienating many and it continues for years.

The 1 Thing All Parents Must Know

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Blog
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The 1 Thing All Parents Must Know
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Debra Isaacs Schafer
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Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

With the start of school approaching, it's important for parents to recognize their role in helping their children succeed.  And it's not just for today, but long-term where independence and employment are the goal.  Many with disabilities have realized success.

College Transition: ADHD - Learning Disabilities

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Interview
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College Transition: ADHD - Learning Disabilities
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Blog Talk Radio
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Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

Invited to be a guest on Blog Talk Radio, this is a lively discussion with program host Dr. Richard Selznick, psychologist, author of "The Shut-Down Learner" and "School Struggles," and director of the Cooper Learning Center in the Department of Pediatrics, Cooper University Hospital on the college transition process for students with ADHD, learning disabilities, and other special needs.  A key focus was on parents - ensuring they know the things they need to do to support their children before, during, and after the transition.

College & Disabilities: Parents Are Pivotal

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Blog
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College & Disabilities: Parents Are Pivotal
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Debra Isaacs Schafer
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Debra Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

With college fast approaching, there are things parents of students with disabilities need to know and do.  From two recent online discussions, here are several key pieces of information.

The Perils of Ever-Changing Work Schedules Extend to Children’s Well-Being

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News Article
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The Perils of Ever-Changing Work Schedules Extend to Children’s Well-Being
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New York Times
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Dowgun

"A growing body of research suggests that children’s language and problem-solving skills may suffer as a result of their parents’ problematic schedules, and that they may be more likely than other children to smoke and drink when they are older.

The Surprising Number of Parents Scaling Back at Work to Care for Kids

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News Article
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The Surprising Number of Parents Scaling Back at Work to Care for Kids
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Washington Post
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Judi C Casey
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