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Differentiated Instruction And Multiple Intelligences: Helping Children Learn The Way They Learn Best

27 Adar II 5774 – March 28, 2014
By multiple intelligences, we mean that people have different intelligences in different areas.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Or The Stubborn Child

20 Adar II 5774 – March 21, 2014
Explosiveness is not confined to a type or a gender. It comes in male and female children, and in all ages, shapes and sizes. Some blow up dozens of times a day, others just a few times a week. Some “lose it” only at home, others only in school, and still others in any conceivable location.

Getting Organized

13 Adar II 5774 – March 14, 2014
The truth is that you never know what’s going on in a house until you live in it.

Questions And Answers

6 Adar II 5774 – March 7, 2014
Q: What does twice exceptional or 2e mean?

Who Needs Homework?

29 Adar I 5774 – February 28, 2014
Shimon quickly shoveled a forkful of rice into his mouth, while attempting to scribble the right math equations into his workbook. “(2 x 34 -11)2” he said between mouthfuls. “Mommy, I got some rice on my paper, but I have to finish this before it is time to go in the shower,” Shimon choked out.

Is My Child An Addict?

Josh is only nine years old, yet he’s an addict. How is that possible? You’re wondering where he gets his drugs from, how does his addiction manifest itself and if there are treatment plans.

The Social Side Of Dyslexia

22 Adar I 5774 – February 21, 2014
First, it is important to establish a diagnosis for your child. Perhaps his struggles with reading are associated with ADHD or a processing disorder.

Righting Writing Skills: Dysgraphia Explained

14 Adar I 5774 – February 13, 2014
Once he thought of what he wanted to say and began to write, he would freeze. That’s why he spent the first hour after dinner doing anything he could to avoid his homework.

Love and Logic: Raising Responsible Children – An interview with Rabbi Dani Staum, LMSW

The basic approach of the Love and Logic method is to love your child enough to allow her to learn from her own decisions… and mistakes.

Paralyzing Fear

8 Adar I 5774 – February 7, 2014
Anyone who has experienced a panic attack is familiar with the feelings expressed above – paralyzing fear, difficulty breathing, dizziness, and nerves. But, while panic attacks are real and extreme, everyone experiences some sort of anxiety on a daily basis. The question is: how much is too much?

Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me

1 Adar I 5774 – January 31, 2014
A national survey reported that over forty percent of students say that they are afraid to go to a school bathroom because of bullying. One in seven children in America reports acting as a bully or being a bully victim.

Getting The Interview, And The Job

24 Shevat 5774 – January 24, 2014
Watch your weakness. Interviewers are often wary of people who answer, “What is your weakness?” with “I am a perfectionist” or “I work too hard.” Those answers seem disingenuous and often make the interviewee appear insincere.

The Burden Of Silence: Understanding Selective Mutism

17 Shevat 5774 – January 17, 2014
For many years, people suffering from selective mutism, or the inability to speak in certain social situations, were thought to be unstable or abused. Their behavior was attributed to an emotional disturbance. Recent research, however, has proven that the idea that children with selective mutism are disturbed is a myth that should be discredited and exposed.

Boys In The Back: Equalizing Education

10 Shevat 5774 – January 10, 2014
Think about the perfect student, the one who sits quietly, takes notes, and participates when called on. Now, were you imagining a boy or a girl? Chances are, your “perfect” student was a girl.

Wisdom in Parenting

6 Shevat 5774 – January 7, 2014
Most of us instinctively know what good parenting looks like. And yet…

Parental Disconnect

6 Shevat 5774 – January 6, 2014
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.

Adults And ADHD

Dr. Brian Doyle, in his book, Understanding and Treating Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, explains that “When we examine the lives of adults who struggle and fail, repeatedly, sometimes we find symptom patterns like those of children with ADHD…Once they have a proper diagnosis and full treatment, adults with ADHD can change their lives profoundly.”

‘Extracurriculars’ And The Curriculum

24 Tevet 5774 – December 26, 2013
Many parents are afraid to sign their children up for extracurricular activities because they believe the activities will negatively impact their performance in school. In other words, that the extracurricular activities will take the place of the curricular ones. While in some cases (which I will outline later), this may be true, in most cases, extracurricular activities can actually aid in children’s learning and retention of material.

Early Detection Of Autism

18 Tevet 5774 – December 20, 2013
Lately, there has been a lot of talk the “spectrum” rather than autism specifically. In order to elucidate what is meant by the spectrum, I have put together a short guide to the different categories that fall under the term.

Memories Of 30 Years (Part III)

often find myself telling clients, “There is no such thing as emotions!” Then I wait for their reactions. My hope is that the client will challenge me, as obviously we all experience emotions. It’s the way we are wired.

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