Posts Categorized: Children

Wondering About a Learning Disability? 3 Signs for Parents

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Parents often consult me about signs of a learning disability in their children. Sometimes difficulties are obvious, such as when an adolescent struggles year after year to pass math or when a child struggles to learn to read long after same-age peers have mastered it. At other times, signs of a learning disorder are not […]

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How to Manage Our Household Anxieties

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So here we are, still at home with school remaining out, all due COVID-19 and keeping each other healthy and safe. Yet, how do we keep our household happy and calm with everyone home and getting annoyed? We have tried lots of tips and tools to keep busy, entertained at home, and calm, though we […]

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When “Perfect” Isn’t Good

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Are you wondering, “Why is my child so easily stressed/overwhelmed?” “Why is my child so easily frustrated?” or “Is my child struggling with perfectionism?” If you ask these questions, there is a reasonable chance your child may struggle with perfectionism. According to the Center for Parenting Education, children with perfectionism put a large amount of […]

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5 Social Skills that Every Kid Needs to Master Part III

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We’ve come to our final two social skills that every kid needs to master. While there are more than just 5 social skills, these five are foundational for all others that develop over time. #4 Recognizing Feelings in Others and Showing Empathy It’s very difficult to connect with anyone if we don’t recognize and acknowledge […]

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The Importance of Superheroes in Play

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Superheroes have always been around but lately it seems they have increased in the movies and television, so it would be only natural that our children are interested. Entering fantasy play can allow kids to unburden themselves and have insight into their own realities. It can also allow children to explore their limits or unhealthy […]

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De-escalating Situations with a Child

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Do you have a child that is constantly “Acting out” or participating in “undesirable behaviors”? What if there is secondary gain involved? How can I tell the difference between if a child needs more attention or if there is something else behind the behavior? Every interaction we have with our children sends messages about their […]

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Helping Your Middle Schooler Be Safe in a Technological World

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Middle school is a time in your child’s life where they will embark in curiosity like never before. Middle schoolers are constantly growing, changing, and exploring; and in 2020, times are different, as most interactions with each other are done through some type of electronic device. So as a parent, guardian, mentor, and teacher it […]

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