Academic & Social Skills Insights #36

If she has required summer reading, be sure to balance the books she is interested in with those on the list.

Academic & Social Skills Insights #35

Behavioral issues come into play, frequently turning twice exceptional children into “problem students” – even as they are head and shoulders above the crowd intellectually.

Academic & Social Skills Insights #34

For those who are introverted, being with people often feels like it is sapping their energy – even if they themselves have great social skills.

Academic & Social Skills Insights #33

Many doctors and psychologists describe this anger as an integral part of growing up.

Academic & Social Skills Insights #32

Often, teenagers need to see beyond their own lives; doing community services is a great way to broaden their horizons and do some good!

Academic & Social Skills Insights #31

Many of the characteristics you describe: repetitive physical behaviors (blinking or closing his eyes), social isolation, and violence against himself and others are symptomatic of autism.

Does Childhood Depression Exist?

Whatever the numbers, anxiety and depression in a person of any age are conditions too serious to ignore.

Reading, More Than Your ABCs

Many schools and professionals have only one method or set of methods for remedying reading or language problems. Students who don't fit that profile exasperate those who are working with them.

Competition: Who’s Really Winning?

What easier method to ensure that they are really studying their brochos than by sponsoring a schoolwide brochos contest with much fanfare?

Behaviors That Push Away Peers

Deep down Chaim is miserable and his parents are at their wits’ end.

Liar, Liar

In truth, we all try hard to be absolutely honest. We even point out a mistake in our favor to the cashier checking out our groceries.

Nature vs. Nurture: Can You Increase Your Child’s IQ?

“Is there something I can do to make my kids smarter?” Some parents are surprised to hear my answer, “Yes, yes, and yes!

Why Do Children Get Angry?

In his clinical experience, Wineman has found that teaching children to express themselves verbally can forestall pent-up frustration that leads to anger

Self-Esteem And Special Interests

Many important life skills are developed when a child has a special interest, and not all of them are directly related to the interest itself.

Peer Pressure: Learning To Swim Upstream

In my office, I often deal with parents asking for advice on how to handle the difficult challenges of adolescence and the teen years.

Rescuing The Disorganized Child

Arrange for optimal work conditions. Kids need to work in a quiet environment, one that is relatively distraction-free.

You Never Get A Second Chance… To Make A First Impression

According to experts, the first ten seconds of an interview are the most crucial, as that is when the interviewer sizes up potential candidate.

The Insatiable Child

Ultimately, the stakes will be raised even higher as the insatiable child learns he can hold his parents hostage with bad behavior until he wheedles out of them just about everything he wants.

Freeing Yourself From OCD

People who have OCD have a hard time making decisions, even relatively simple ones, such as what to eat for lunch and what shirt to wear to work, fearing that a wrong choice could end up having disastrous consequences for themselves or others.

The Blame Game: Who’s Really Winning?

A responsible person not only behaves a certain way, he also admits errors, accepts blame, and does whatever he can to repair the damage.

Parenting Traps And Myths

Parents who fall into the “hurried trap” respond immediately to their children’s requests and desires. This means that when they are forced to wait it causes anxiety and uncertainty.

Small Habits, Big Change!

A mini habit is basically a much smaller version of a new habit you want to form.

Craving Quiet?

By some counts, roughly thirty percent of people fall into the introverted temperament end of the spectrum.

Happy Mommy, Happy Babies

Dr. Meeker argues that a mother’s real value comes from three places: she is loved, she is needed, and she is born for a higher purpose.


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