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Harnessing The Power Of The Teenage Brain

The teenage years are not about surviving. They are about thriving.

Attachment Parenting: What’s It All About?

She wasn’t paying attention to what the child did when the mother was not in the room. Rather, her main focus was on what the child did when the mother returned.

Helping Children With OCD

A compulsion is a repetitive action. But what underlies the compulsion is an obsession or fear.

Why Are Children Failing In Good Schools?

When any student in the building is in danger of failing, the equivalent of tornado warning sirens should wail around the school.

How Our Pasts Shape Us

“If you don’t stand straight, you’ll never get a husband.”

The Art Of Note Taking

A lot of people have heard about dyslexia, a learning disability that concerns reading.

First, Second, Third: Is It In Your Genes?

Because birth order can affect most children in similar fashion, there are things you can do to help your children overcome weaknesses that birth order has thrown their way.

When Motivation Fails

Occasionally, a teacher will encounter a student who simply cannot be motivated to do his homework, finish his worksheet or study for a test.

Helping Children Become Happy Adults

There is a point that many parenting books miss: children do more for us than we do for them.

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo And ADHD

Tutor. Counselor. The doctor too, Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with you.

Executive Function Disorder In Children And Adults

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.

Milestones: Checking In Grade By Grade

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.

Small Steps. Big Change.

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.

Teacher Training: What First-Year Teachers Need to Know

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?

Readers: Ages And Stages

With so many new cases of ADHD reported each year, it is important to help children learn how to sit still.

Regaining A Teenager’s Trust

Teens-at-risk feel alienated from their parents and often believe that no one is interested in hearing about their problems.

Sleep Issues: Routine, Bedwetting And More

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.

Change Is Hard

As we said, you cannot get rid of a bad habit, you can only change it. But, how?

Enjoying The Single Life

I think a major problem within the "single" community is the pressure to get married ASAP.

Lions, And Tigers, And Bears, Oh My! The Scary Truth About PANDAS

In order to diagnose separation anxiety, these symptoms must not be isolated and must occur for more than four weeks consecutively.

Growing Your Potential

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.”

Handwriting: What’s The Point?

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.

Liar, Liar Pants On Fire: Why Do People Lie?

Once you understand why you are lying, you might be better able to tell the truth.

How Memory And Learning Work Together

This core idea of memory is very difficult to fully comprehend; however, it is essential.

Making Our Children Feel Loved

Do you love your children? Of course, who doesn’t? Maybe I should rephrase the question: Do your children feel that you love them?

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