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Out Of Our Minds: Learning To Be Creative

While Robinson is firmly against the educational systems we have in place, I believe there is definitely value to what we do today.

Homework: The Secret To Success

Parents are frustrated by their inability to get clear information about the right thing the [X] family has apparently figured out.

The Gift Of Failure

He believes that the best way to get ahead in life is to build character.

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 Science Of Making Friends (And Shidduchim)

Understanding the hot-cold empathy gap can help those in shidduchim comprehend how their actions might influence their dates.

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.

Discipline: The Case For And Against Time-Out

Siegel argues against timeouts saying that they teach children that when they are struggling they are on their own and do not have parents to help them.

How To Talk So Your Kids Will Listen

If your child is upset, he will most likely not want you to ask him lots of questions or give him a lot of advice about the problem right away.

Floating Or Sinking In The River Of Denial

Write about your feelings. Keeping a journal can help you express exactly what you are feeling, and force you to be honest with yourself.

Social Thinking: Learning To Adapt To Those Around Us

Unfortunately, for some children, social learning does not happen naturally, especially those with Asperger’s or other disorders on the autism spectrum.

Eight Stages, Two Paths: Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages Of Development

The eight stages are usually by age (though in some cases the ages are fluid).

How We Learn

Each part of the brain does its own job and together they generate a coherent whole.

Back-To-School Anxiety – What Kind Of Worrier Are You?

How often do you worry? I can’t stop worrying. I don’t really worry much at all. Not constantly, but occasionally. Pretty frequently. You might call me a...

Back To School Q&A

I’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions regarding bullies, friendship and learning disabilities.

Anxiety Management

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't...

Engaging Our Young

Dr. Yael Respler is taking a well-deserved vacation this week and asked Eilon Even-Esh to share some thoughts with her readers in her stead.

The Road To Character

All of us wish to act in kind, compassionate and intelligent ways. We all wish to build character.

Triggers, Habits, and Becoming Your Best Self

They are habits. And though each habit means relatively little on its own, over time, the meals we order... have enormous impacts on our heath, productivity, financial security, and happiness.

The Power of “Yet”

What’s the difference between the first and second ten-year-old?

Grammar: To Teach Or Not To Teach?

So, what do we do about grammar? Should we do grammar drills? Should we hope that the students pick it up from reading?

Adults And Being Social

Most experts agree that with specialized coaching, a person’s social “intelligence” can be significantly raised.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder And Executive Function Disorder In Academics And Friendships

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Executive Function Disorder (EFD) have trouble keeping themselves organized and on-task.

The 5 Elements Of Effective Thinking

We never cease to be students, even when we are no longer in school. Therefore, everyone can learn from these elements of thought.

The Magic of Parenting

The warm parenting style indicates to children, “I love you and will take care of you” and the firm parenting style lets children know, “I expect something from you.”

The Worried Child

When we are faced with danger, our body goes into what scientists call “fight or flight” mode.

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