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Dr. Patrick Capriola

Dr. Patrick Capriola is the founder of He is an expert in parenting, social-emotional development, academic growth, dropout prevention, educator professional development, and navigating the school system. He earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida in 2014.

His professional experience includes serving as a classroom teacher, a student behavior specialist, a school administrator, and a coordinator of educator training at UF - providing professional development to school administrators and teachers, helping them learn to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of students.

He is focused on growing into a leading source for high-quality research-based content to help parents work through the challenges of raising a family and progressing through the school system.

Children go through changes over time that are be unpredictable. It can be hard to tell if are they are unhappy or just moody. However, if a child is unhappy they need their parents to be there for them and help if needed. Why may a child be unhappy? Kids can be unhappy sometimes just …

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Explaining the importance of education to a child is not as easy as it may seem. Kids often lack the life experience to grasp the importance of education to their lives and future, which makes it harder for them to understand and for you to explain. How do you explain the importance of education to …

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Gifted and advanced are terms frequently used together in the same sentence to describe a student who is ahead academically, but should they be? Do they have explicit definitions or are they terms that can be used synonymously? What’s the difference between gifted and advanced? The difference between gifted and advanced is driven by IQ. …

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