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Motivating The Frustrated Learner

“Your job is to give information,” I said, “but there are a lot of reasons why children don’t pay attention. It isn’t always about whether they ‘want’ to. Maybe they are afraid of failure, maybe they have learning disorders. As a teacher, you can motivate and inspire them to achieve.”

Women and Girls: Shame And Math Understanding The Gender Gaps

Through your courage in sharing and your friend’s compassion, you have created a powerful connection to somebody outside of your shame.

Please Educate Frum Boys Not To Smoke!

I often see my neighbor driving by, puffing on a cigarette, with the car windows closed and all seven stony-faced children and wife inhaling the poisonous air. His young wife has undergone open-heart surgery twice and two children have asthma. When I asked him once how he could endanger their lives, he blithely answered, "I put on the air conditioner, so the smoke doesn't affect them.

Dear Dr. Yael

The loss of a loved one is always hurtful no matter how old he or she is at the age of passing.

Learning How to Say ‘No’ And Discovering the Joys of Saying ‘Yes’

From the time we are small, we are taught to have good manners and to “be nice.” Our parents teach us that we need to exhibit kindness and be polite. When someone asks something of us, we are supposed to do our best to accommodate him or her.

Starfish Up! How Your Body Language Can Shape Your Life

Why should we not carry ourselves with pride and personal power?

Nerds, Introverts And Bullies

Social disabilities occur at many levels, but experts identify three different areas of learning and behavior that are most common for children who struggle to create lasting social connections.

Parental Disconnect

This particular article has been on my computer for quite some time now – incomplete. What compelled me to complete it was my son's 19th birthday. Born of my first marriage and raised solely by my husband and me for the past seventeen-plus years, my son has only a few memories of time spent with his biological father. My children have made me acutely aware of Parental Disconnect issues. I hope that sharing my thoughts on it will help save others from the pain and confusion we have had to work through.

Beating Test Anxiety

Avital walked into the test feeling great. She had studied the night before and she was sure to ace her grammar test. But, suddenly, when her teacher passed out the test paper, Avital found her palms sweating and her heart racing.

Teaching Organization To Children

Dear Rivka, Help! My 8 year old daughter is terribly disorganized! Any tips for helping me help her change ? I am motivated to teach her as it is making me crazy.

The Science Of Making Friends (and Shidduchim)

She says that most people believe that making friends is an art.

Bullying Must End Now: A Follow-Up

I wonder why bullying exists in our community and in society at large? I was very surprised at a 30-year-old client’s explanation.

‘Bet ‘ya can’t make me!’ – The Impact Of External Control (Part I)

Thinking back to my childhood years, I recall a "dare" expression one child would bark to another: "Make me; bet'ya can't make me!" I didn't think much about the term back then, other than my associating it with bullying. Today, though, I view it on a more profound level, especially in regard to the parent populace.

Can You Choose To Be Happy?

It’s simpler because, ultimately, it doesn’t take that much more than what you already have to be happy.

Seeing The World Through Different Eyes

Karen’s fourth child, a daughter named Abbie, was bright and highly verbal. Abbie learned phonics and loved drawing. But, even at eight or nine years old, Abbie could barely make it through an easy reader. Her mother was at a loss. She had taken her to three different doctors to check her vision.

Cultivating Creativity

The brain scans of people who solved the puzzle with a flash of insight showed a burst of activity in the right temporal lobe in the moment of realization.

Oh, So Angry (Part II)

In Part I of this four-part series, I introduced you to Aaron and his extreme anger. I ended that article with, "I must say that as I was describing this theory, Aaron's mouth dropped open, his eyes grew wide and tears formed in his eyes as he moved closer in his chair. The only thing he could say was, "How did you know?" With that comment, Aaron and I started a remarkable relationship. With all the counselors he had been to over the years, Aaron said that no one really understood him. Here was the angry young man who didn't want to be there, fully engaged and ready to work, ready to share his pain, ready to begin a trusting relationship."

A Validating Experience (Part II)

How does one comfort an individual mourning the loss of a loved one? What does one say so that the grieving person will feel consoled?

Seize the Moment!

Why does it sometimes feel as if we spend most of our professional lives fixing problems rather than enhancing and improving?

Grown Up And Still Struggling: Journal Of An Adult With Attention Deficit Disorder

I sometimes encourage the people I work with to keep a record of their progress. But when one client told me that she had actually started a journal shortly before she began seeing me, I was very pleased. I asked her to allow me to publish the entries that pertain to ADD, so that people in the community can identify themselves and learn from the coping techniques that helped her.

Dear Dr. Yael

How could they not know how we wish for a child who wakes us up in middle of the night?

Language Based Learning Disability: Not Just In The Classroom

Children with dyslexia or dysgraphia frequently have problems in social relationships.

Learning The Rules Of Asperger Syndrome

We know that the child is cognitively capable, so we ask ourselves, “Why can’t he just act like everyone else?”

The Most Important Things In Life Are Invisible

In today's world of mounting pressures and continuous change, we need to take a few minutes to reset our perspectives and figure out what matters most.

‘Kids In Pain’: Brooklyn’s Our Place Helps Teens At Risk Of Being Forgotten

It is a testament to the authenticity and devotion of the staff at Our Place - a group of drop-in centers in Flatbush that cater to what most people would simply term "at-risk" teens - that none of them wanted to be mentioned by name in this article. In fact, the majority of them were even cautious about speaking with a reporter, so protective are they of their children, whom they consider very nearly their own.

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