The reason behind this is that when we ask our brains and bodies to make drastic changes, our fight or flight response kicks in and we become paralyzed.
Why is there such a steep learning curve for teachers? And what can we, as educators and community activists, do better in the educational system and keep first-year teachers in the job?
With so many new cases of ADHD reported each year, it is important to help children learn how to sit still.
Teens-at-risk feel alienated from their parents and often believe that no one is interested in hearing about their problems.
While encouraging your child to take responsibility for bed-wetting (like asking him to change the sheets), remember that it is important not to get angry or make him feel guilty.
As we said, you cannot get rid of a bad habit, you can only change it. But, how?
I think a major problem within the "single" community is the pressure to get married ASAP.
In order to diagnose separation anxiety, these symptoms must not be isolated and must occur for more than four weeks consecutively.
When someone with a fixed mindset has a negative interaction with a friend or loved one, he or she immediately projects that rejection onto him or herself saying: “I’m unlovable.”
Children develop at different rates – they say their first words, take their first steps, toilet train, read their first word, and lose their first tooth at different times.
Once you understand why you are lying, you might be better able to tell the truth.
This core idea of memory is very difficult to fully comprehend; however, it is essential.
Do you love your children? Of course, who doesn’t? Maybe I should rephrase the question: Do your children feel that you love them?
“Without a high school diploma, you couldn’t work as a garbage collector in New York City; you couldn’t join the Air Force. Yet a quarter of our kids still walked out of high school and never came back.” – Amanda Ridley
Avromi often put other people’s interests before his own: he would not defend people whom he believed were guilty (even if they were willing to pay him a lot of money).
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.
Brown argues that this wholehearted living must extend into our parenting.
This is an important one in raising a mentsch (and maybe even in marrying off a mentsch! listening skills are on the top of the list when I do shidduch coaching).
Children with dyslexia or dysgraphia frequently have problems in social relationships.
Shame is often confused with guilt and humiliation.
Some educators today believe that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder falls into an executive function category.
Because the children suffering from this disorder generally have wonderful verbal skills, the disability can go unrecognized for many years.
People definitely had stress one hundred and fifty years ago, but it was a different kind of stress.
Time outs increases compliance and positive behavior far more than other forms of discipline
Interestingly, sometimes people who have a very high self-awareness may experience intense reactions to circumstances that others might respond to more mildly.