Schools should realize that a child’s life is composed of multifaceted experiences, and schoolwork and homework are only one small part of the equation.
“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.
The Joys of Yiddish, Leo Rosten defines a mentch as “someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character.”
Certainly today’s communication via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and the like, including the ubiquitous Whatsapp, has reduced the need to talk with people and communicate at length.
In reality, Baruch is one of many children who can be described as twice-exceptional. He is both gifted and struggling with a learning disability.
Explosive children or those with ODD are easily frustrated, demanding and inflexible.
We define stress as the feeling we get when there is too much to do and too little time to do it in.
Have you noticed that your child is doing something radically different from his cousins (even if they go to a school a block away from each other)?
Since I did not know much about divorce in those years, I just assumed that this was the "norm." I learned later on how exceptional this family really was.