Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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Marie629's picture Marie629

I know what it is like to conduct and IEP meeting as well as be a parent on the other end. I have found a great help in connecting a friendly dog to children and families involved in the IEP process. It promotes trust.

A fabulous book entitled LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX , by Robin Reynolds, tells the story of a dog adopted from a shelter. Through the life of this dog, many life lessons are learned. It is a great family book.... moreover... it inspired me to connnect animals and students for inspirational learning and even accelerated physical healing.

Check out the book.... read it to the kids in your school and as a fellow administrator, I can not encourage you enough to connect your children with a school pet... or family pet. Adopt a pet is cheap.... and the bonds are so healthy!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks, Marie. You're right--the bonds between pets and people are amazing.


vlforman's picture vlforman

I love all these suggestions. Any parent entering an IEP can benefit from all these ideas. Thank you.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks! I do hope they help--preparing for an IEP, and attending one, can be a very scary prospect--especially if you don't know what to expect.