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4 Differences between Helicopter Parents and Tethered Parents

4 Differences between Helicopter Parents and Tethered Parents

Chester Goad, EdD For the last couple of decades the term “Helicopter Parent” has become synonymous for parents others consider too involved in the lives of their children.  At one time, the term “helicopter” implied “someone who hovers”.  People would chuckle, “Oh, don’t mind her, she’s just a helicopter parent.” Within the last few years, […]

The Bill is Signed & We’re On our Way to a More Purple World!

   Hi Friends, My apologies! This post is much later than I had expected! I wanted my next post to feature the Governor’s formal signing ceremony of the Dyslexia is Real Law. So I’ve been waiting. That ceremony was held in Nashville last week. The Governor signed the bill formally, at War Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, […]

DYSLEXIA REVIEW: 13 MEMORABLE DYSLEXIA STORIES OF 2013

2013 was a busy year for dyslexia! Dyslexia in medicine.  Dyslexia in politics.  Dyslexia in literature, arts, entertainment, and more. Below is a list of the Top Dyslexia stories for 2013.  Scroll down to the bottom to see my predictions for next year.  Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014.  Remember: Whatever your issue, […]

5 Things You May Not Have Known About Bullying & Disabilities

In October, just one week after I presented about disabilities and bullying at the Bully Free Tennessee Conference, state officials released a report highlighting the numbers of confirmed bullying cases in our schools last year.   According to the state’s report, of 7,555 bullying cases submitted for review last year, 5,478 cases were confirmed.  Bear in […]

Of Zippers, Smart Alecs & Trapper Keepers: Tale of an ADHDr.

I’ve just wrapped up my doctorate. That’s right. I am finally Dr. Goad. This realization that I have completed my higher education (in the formal sense of course) is one revelation that got me thinking about where I am and how I got here. I wanted to take a moment to encourage others who have attention […]

Talking about Tragic Events with Kids

Chester Goad, Edventurist Today I am taking a break from dyslexia, learning differences, and disabilities to address the tragic events that occurred in Boston at one of America’s most celebrated events.  While we stand united in our grief, adults and children alike are all grappling for understanding. It is important in times like this to […]

Coming to a Mall, Shopping Center, or Venue Near You!

I’m excited to share that Winter and Spring have been busy!  My goodness, lots to share.  I’ve got some long-term entrepreneurial opportunities coming up that will hopefully  be helpful for teachers–(think software-ish)–but I’m most excited right now about the short term.  My book project is moving along and I am in need of additional folks to interview. Over the […]

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