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Visit independent schools and learn about their programs. Find 2023 and 2024 school open houses, info sessions, school tours, and more! Our member schools are hosting a variety of in-person and virtual events this winter.

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Members get access to Parents League publications digitally! If you're a member, just log in to access the Guide to NYC Preschools, our Directory of Member Schools and more.

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by Jamie Williamson Head of School, The Windward School

When people say learning difference instead of learning disability, it is usually with good intention and/or to avoid any possible negative connotation; however, when educators and parents shun specific diagnoses with the intent to “soften the blow” for the students affected, it often has the opposite effect.

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by Judith Warner, Journalist and Author

Decades of research show that the middle school years are the number one most challenging time in the life of parents. But it’s a peculiarity of the early 21st that, all too often, mothers and fathers alike are getting drawn into the quagmire of early adolescence along with their kids.

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by By Kathleen Brigham and Kat Ressa for The Tutoring League of New York

By focusing on these tips during the upcoming school vacation, parents can engage in important observations and conversations that allow time and space for reflection and change.