Pioneering authors Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, in their book Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, outline the ways that we employ executive skills regularly.
Because I get phone calls about this all the time, I have put together a quick “cheat sheet” with milestones for reading, writing, and math from first grade through high school.
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.
“Well, you are also part of this class! If someone drills a hole in the boat, the boat will ultimately sink, and even the innocent ones will perish as well. The whole class must be punished!”
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?
Teachers, as well as administrators, must be actively involved in the daily prayers that transpire at a school and must set the bar as dugmaot ishiot, role models, on how one must daven.
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.
If the Maccabees found enough oil to last for one day, then why was the first day considered a miracle?
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.
In our times, most of us when we pray, our minds are on something else-it is hard to focus all the time.
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.
Two of these attacks occurred close to Allon Shvut, and somehow I feel responsible.
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?