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 […]
Before you know it, the school bells are ringing and it’s time for the kids to head back to school. Do you have your back-to-school routine planned out? Personalize your family’s routine with help from the following ideas. Once you have a routine in place, your family will start the new school year on a […]
Planning a party for the end of summer? Celebrate America’s labor movement with these outdoor games. Don’t-Let-the-Balloon-Touch-the-Ground Keep balloons afloat by using only your hands and feet. Blow up enough balloons for everyone. Designate an area where everyone can move about without bumping into each other. If a balloon touches the ground, that person is […]
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