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Asperger’s, Autism, and Invisibility

“If you have Asperger’s Syndrome, you are really good in your brain and your brain is wired a different way, so you are really good at drawing or school. But your social level is not high.”

When Friendships Don’t Just Happen

If your child is struggling with these skills, it might be helpful to seek social skills training.

The Burden of Silence: Understanding Selective Mutism

However, for some children, the split between home and school can be severe and potentially debilitating.

Boys In The Back: Equalizing Education

How can we, as parents and educators, make the learning process less unbalanced for our boys? Can we move them out of the back of the classroom?

Why Write?

Clearly, there are multiple benefits to writing that go beyond the simply academic.

A Bar Mitzvah First

Although my ex-husband was unable to attend we still wanted to include his family members who lived here is Israel and were very happy that we choose to do so for our son’s sake.

Stubborn Or Something More?

All of her friends were telling her that Chaim was just stubborn and gave her millions of suggestions of how to “nip it in the bud.” But, Zahava wasn’t sure.

Cup of Joe: A Cure For Anxiety And Depression?

It wakes us up in the morning, and gives us a jolt of energy during an afternoon slump. We add ice and milk for a refreshing drink in the summer. But, what is coffee exactly? And, should we really be drinking it?

Who Is Recharging Your Battery?

I’d like to share some valuable insights that, with clear and meaningful understanding, will have a tremendous impact on our family’s future

Reading In A Digital Age

Comprehension or “understanding” is perhaps the trickiest part of teaching students to read.

The Problem With Bullies

What the researchers found is not groundbreaking, but confirms what many of us in education have been noticing for years.

Adjusting To Change

Regardless of age, parents play an important role in their children’s lives.

More than Memorization: A Guide to Alternative Assessments

Alternative assessments are an extremely important part of understanding what students know beyond the scope of tests and quizzes.

The Bully Epidemic

The key to kindness and acceptance is empathy. A lot of people argue that you cannot teach empathy. While I agree that it is difficult to teach empathy, I believe it is possible.

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

By multiple intelligences, we mean that people have different intelligences in different areas.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Or The Stubborn Child

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

The truth is that you never know what’s going on in a house until you live in it.

Questions And Answers

Q: What does twice exceptional or 2e mean?

Who Needs Homework?

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

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

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

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

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.

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