Why Graphic Novels are Good for Kids

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Education, Family, Latest News, Parenting

Graphic novels have become increasingly popular for children.  There are currently many different types of graphic novels from Captain Underpants to the Smile books by Raina Taigelmeier.  Graphic novels have not always been considered appropriate reading for children.  Lately, graphic novels are flying off the shelves, jumping into virtual shopping carts, and being embraced by […]

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First Few Weeks of School: Tips for Survival

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Education, Electronics, Family, Parenting, Schools

The first few weeks of school can be great, but they can also bring challenges for kids and parents.  Changing from the relaxed schedule and feeling of summer to the routine and structure of school can be hard for some children. Here is information to make this transition go better for the first few weeks […]

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Dialogic Reading: A Strategy to Help

Posted Posted in Dyslexia, Education, Latest News

Dialogic reading is a way to teach reading to children by having conversations with an adult about the book while they are reading together. What is involved in dialogic reading? Dialogic reading is an interactive strategy, meaning that the child and parent read together.  This strategy is helpful because it helps increase the child’s interest […]

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The Summer Before College: 7 Tips for Parents and Teens

Posted Posted in College, Coping, Latest News, Parenting, Relationships

The summer before college represents a huge transition between high school graduation and leaving for school in the fall. Families are proud, excited, worried, and quite busy. There is much to do and prepare for, especially if that teen is headed to college in the fall. The summer after graduation is an exciting and overwhelming […]

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How to Talk to Your Child about Her Learning Disability

Posted Posted in ADHD, Dyslexia, Education, Latest News, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Parenting, Schools

“Just like our fingerprints, people are all different.  It’s no surprise that we learn differently too.” The above explanation is one that I often provide to young people when they are diagnosed as having learning disabilities.  I also explain to them that most of the time, our schools teach the most common, and sometimes the […]

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Accidental Pornography Exposure by Children: How Sexual Education By Parents Can Help

Posted Posted in Education, Latest News, Parenting, Sexuality

Children today are often online, using phones, computers and electronic devices.  So are their parents. Like it or not, electronics are a part of our children’s lives.  Most of the time, children’s use of electronics is harmless, and can even be fun or enjoyable. Parents often believe that supervision is key to their child’s experience […]

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