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.
“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.”
If your child is struggling with these skills, it might be helpful to seek social skills training.
However, for some children, the split between home and school can be severe and potentially debilitating.
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?
Clearly, there are multiple benefits to writing that go beyond the simply academic.
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.
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.
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?
I’d like to share some valuable insights that, with clear and meaningful understanding, will have a tremendous impact on our family’s future
Comprehension or “understanding” is perhaps the trickiest part of teaching students to read.