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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Audiobooks Are Helpful for Everyone!

Posted Posted in Dyslexia, Electronics, Family, Schools

Many people have heard about audiobooks, but very few realize how helpful they can be. Audiobooks can introduce a new world of reading for many people.  Oftentimes, after work or school, people are restless or physically tired.  Additionally, some people are reluctant to read, and would rather watch TV, use electronics, or do anything else. And some […]

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Organizational Tips to Help Your Child Overcome Homework Anxiety

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Executive functioning, Learning Disabilities, Schools

Homework is a necessary evil, and homework anxiety is a common experience. While it helps children retain the things they’ve learned at school and develop good study habits, it is also a common stressor for many children and adolescents. How can you as a parent determine whether that stress has progressed beyond its norm into […]

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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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Coping with School Anxiety for Young Children

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children and Adolescents, Latest News, Mental Health, Parenting, Schools

Children starting kindergarten or returning to elementary school often experience school anxiety. Think of it as starting a new job or returning to work after a long vacation. Here are some strategies to minimize school anxiety and help your children start a great school year! Getting Ready For School · Practice the skills your child […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL FOR THE KID WITH SOCIAL ANXIETY

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children and Adolescents, Latest News, Parenting, Schools

Being a kid with social anxiety isn’t easy.  As adults, many of us still have difficulty sitting down at a table and introducing ourselves to a group of strangers. In fact, many of us can say that if given the choice, we would likely choose not to be in that situation. Remember that your child […]

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Child Psychologist Post: How to Talk to Your Children about School Safety Threats

Posted Posted in Coping, Latest News, Mental Health, Schools, Trauma

  Threats to school safety are an increasingly common fear. Many parents have expressed concerns on how to respond to lock-downs, threats, and reports of violence at their child’s school.  Given the high number of reports of school violence in the last number of years, as well as the 24-hour news coverage of these events, people are […]

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Psychologist Post: Reading Comprehension Strategies

Posted Posted in Latest News, Learning Disabilities, Schools

Reading comprehension is an important skill, starting early in elementary school. In order to show good reading comprehension skills, a person is asked to read, understand, and answer questions about what they’ve read.  Children with ADHD or other learning disabilities, such as Dyslexia, can struggle with reading comprehension.  In these circumstances, instructional strategies can help. […]

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Helpful Classroom Management Strategies for ADHD Students

Posted Posted in ADHD, Children and Adolescents, Latest News, Mental Health, Schools

Many times, children with ADHD have difficulty adjusting to the school environment.  Their symptoms can make school more difficult for them than for other students.  Oftentimes, when working with the school, there are things that teachers and parents can discuss as accommodations to help children with ADHD cope better in the classroom. Here are some […]

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