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October 24, 2014 | 30th Tishrei 5775
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Lori Day

Part 1: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Educational Consultant Lori Day talks about the things that make parenting harder, like dispersed families, divided attention and pop culture, and the things that remain core, like the love of parents for kids and the need to communicate values.

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Part 2: Technology: Bringing Us Together or Keeping Us Apart?

Lori Day discusses the good and bad of modern technology and the need for guidelines and a discerning eye when using it.

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Part 3: Bullying: Who's to Blame?

Lori Day talks about how to keep your child from becoming a bully and the role of parents and schools in preventing and mediating bullying incidents.

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Part 4: Let's Talk About Special Needs

Lori Day breaks down important aspects of parenting children with special needs. We talk about what parents are feeling, what educators need to know, the importance of transparency and who can help.

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Bio

Lori DayLori Day is an educational psychologist and consultant with Lori Day Consulting in Concord, MA.  She has worked in the field of education for over 25 years, serving in varied roles in public schools, private schools and at the college level. Her work with students has spanned the years from preschool through young adulthood in traditional academic settings, alternative programs and special needs placements. Lori has over 10 years of experience in school settings at an administrative level, including expertise in admissions, financial aid, diversity work, special education, faculty mentoring and teaching. She has been the Head of an independent school, overseeing all academic and administrative functions of the institution and supervising all areas of student, faculty, parent, administrator and trustee support.

At the beginning of her career, Lori was an educational psychologist who conducted psycho-educational evaluations, diagnosed learning disabilities, advocated for special education services for qualifying students, counseled students individually and in groups, ran parent support groups and consulted with parents, teachers and administrators around students who were struggling or in crisis.

Lori is also an experienced writer and editor, having contributed to the written materials of a number of schools, small businesses and nonprofits in the U.S. and U.K. She blogs for The Huffington Post, writes the educational column “A Day in the Classroom” for the Concord Journal and is a contributing blogger at Funderstanding.com. Lori’s professional blog, “It’s Your Day,” covers a variety of topics in parenting and education.

 
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