Most children love Halloween – dressing in costumes, wearing fancy face paint and going out trick or treating with friends and family. Halloween can be a fun event for children as long as safety measures are discussed and implemented. Since most trick or treating takes place after it has begun to get dark outside, knowing […]
Bullying is aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived threat. Bully behavior is typically repeated and has the potential to escalate over time. Kids who are bullied and who bully may have serious, lasting problems. It’s important to recognize the signs that your child may be a victim of bullying. There are […]
Children with ADHD (same as ADD or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) often have difficulty with social development. In fact, we know that the cortex of the brain in an ADHD may be three years behind his or her peers. This is very significant when you look at social development in kids with ADHD. Child psychologists have […]
Although after-school sports are a fixture at most schools, recently collected data suggests that the number of children participating in sports is decreasing every year. Below are possible reasons for the downward trend and how you can inspire your children to enjoy sports. The Verdict Is In Many kids are moving away from organized sports. […]
How many times has someone told you to “take a hike”? Chances are they weren’t concerned with your cardiovascular health. When it comes to getting healthy and spending time together as a family, going for a hike is a great option. Here are some ways that you can turn a hike into more than just […]
When a child is having behavior problems at school, the earlier a workable solution is developed and implemented, the better. When poorly handled or ignored, behavior problems can quickly escalate into a much bigger problem. The first step is meeting with your child’s teacher to fully understand what the behavior is all about. Ask questions […]
Homework time is rarely fun in most households. Parents of children with ADHD have extra challenges to manage. If a child is over-stimulated or stressed, homework becomes nearly impossible to complete. ADHD children have difficulty organizing themselves and their surroundings, and they have trouble concentrating for long periods of time. The following rules and tips […]
Helping an ADHD child improve his reading requires systematic evaluation of skills conducted by his teacher and with the involvement of his parents. A collaborative effort must be put forth in order to help a child become a successful reader. Set up regular meetings with your child’s teacher to make sure that there is consistency in […]
One of the single biggest sources of conflict between an ADHD kid, parent, and teacher is homework. Forgotten assignments, frustration, short attention span, lack of organization, tantrums, crying, oppositional behavior – sound familiar? It might be tempting to throw up your hands and give in but that approach won’t benefit your child. There are easy […]
Change is difficult for most people, including well-adjusted and optimistic adults. It’s stressful. Yet change is a part of life, so it’s important to help children learn how to successfully adapt. Some children have a particularly difficult time managing change. Temperament Children are born with temperament. It’s genetic and occurs during prenatal development. Parents know […]
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