Without enough sleep, teens can feel like they are walking around in a perpetual haze. And this haze can lead to disastrous consequences.
When classes end, it is incredibly important to get your kids reading, especially if they struggle with reading during the year.
While I am not calling to question the diagnoses of medical professionals, there are many children who exhibit signs of ADHD but may be struggling with something else.
Labels are great because they are clear and defined, but when we only see the label, we lose the individual.
For most children, listening is the first entry point into a text, and we finally have the technology to allow children (and adults) to listen to almost any printed book.
It’s important to recognize why we feel anxiety. If we didn’t have any anxiety, we wouldn’t know to be cautious around dangerous things.
Don’t “should” yourself. In times of uncertainty, it’s incredibly important to be kind to yourself. There is really a “should” when you don’t know what the future will bring.
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The only thing we can be sure of as a constant is change. Change is hard and we are often resistant.
We avoid difficult conversations, we react with anger, and we eat our feelings without knowing why.
The issue is that the food only temporarily satisfies the emotional hunger. After eating, the person usually feels shame and guilt and has not gotten to the root of the emotion to begin with.
Recognizing that uncertainty makes us think the worst, which almost never occurs, can help you overcome your worst moments.
Kessler calls what we are all feeling “anticipatory grief,” and explains that it is the “feeling we get about what the future holds when we’re uncertain.”
The secret to being more productive is understanding how to manage your brain better.
While some worry and anxiety is normal, it is a problem if it interferes with the child’s daily functioning.
Working with curricula that truly allows students to read, write, and talk about the essential content will prepare them for college, careers, and productive citizenship.
Research shows that our brains never stop developing, and parenting provides you with an opportunity for lifelong learning.
NFL coach Bill Parcells in Harvard Business Review wrote, “When you set small, visible goals, and people achieve them, they start to get it into their heads that they can succeed.”
The more we know about how our children’s brains work, the better we will be able nurture stronger, more resilient children.
The goal of coaches is to provide children with a safe environment to practice their still emerging communication skills.
My heart breaks for how you must have felt sitting there struggling to keep your smile in place while your sister shared her happy news.
After we address the bullying crisis, we can teach children how to make long-lasting relationships.
The hidden curriculum is the implicit social rules that many children pick up on without having to be explicitly taught.
There’s a chance that your children have too much stimulation, but the more likely culprit is that bedtime is too late!
With so many new cases of ADHD reported each year, it is important to help children learn how to sit still.
It’s hard to believe, but friendship truly begins by believing in yourself and having the ability to accept both constructive criticism and affection.
Our schools are immersed in standards, educational assessments, and prescribed curricula. All of these things are ultimately good – they help create standardized and measurable learning goals.
Recall is not the same as understanding. Just because you can say something does not mean you actually grasp it.
Reading allows you to explore and learn about the world around you in a safe and supported environment.