Certainly today’s communication via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and the like, including the ubiquitous Whatsapp, has reduced the need to talk with people and communicate at length.
My teachers like me and they tell my parents that I am a great girl with good middos.
In reality, Baruch is one of many children who can be described as twice-exceptional. He is both gifted and struggling with a learning disability.
Some yeshivish couples do not believe in going out with other couples, but that does not mean that the women cannot have social lives.
Explosive children or those with ODD are easily frustrated, demanding and inflexible.
In my experience, modern schools tend to be more open-minded toward other flavors of Judaism.
I was called to the principal's office and shown a picture my daughter had drawn.
We define stress as the feeling we get when there is too much to do and too little time to do it in.
Have you noticed that your child is doing something radically different from his cousins (even if they go to a school a block away from each other)?
"Where was this guy when I was dating?"
Since I did not know much about divorce in those years, I just assumed that this was the "norm." I learned later on how exceptional this family really was.
“If you have Asperger’s Syndrome, you are really good in your brain and your brain is wired a different way, so you are really good at drawing or school. But your social level is not high.”
We must be honest about whether this shidduch "crisis" is self-made, and how much of it is really a crisis at all.
If your child is struggling with these skills, it might be helpful to seek social skills training.
However, for some children, the split between home and school can be severe and potentially debilitating.
With regard to prevention, this is best accomplished by putting one's spouse before oneself in every way.
Being a teacher requires more than just knowing the material.
How can we, as parents and educators, make the learning process less unbalanced for our boys? Can we move them out of the back of the classroom?