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The Ages & Stages of Talking
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Labels at School"Last week, two envelopes arrived in the mail from our school district. Our son's letter informed us that he had tested into the gifted program. Our daughter's letter said that she had not. My husband and I have decided not to tell either of the kids their test results...."

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