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The Best Classrooms for Children with ADHD

The Best Classrooms for Children with ADHD

What is the best classroom environment for a child with ADHD?
The ideal classroom will be informal but structured. That may sound contradictory at first, because we tend to think of structure and formality as being the same thing. They're not.

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by: Sandra Berger, M.Ed.

Gifted Children and Sensitivity

Gifted Children and Sensitivity

CECSensitivity is usually at the top in lists of gifted characteristics. Accordingly, parents often ask me, "What does sensitivity really mean? My gifted child can't even remember family birthdays."

Your gifted child may very well be both emotionally sensitive and intellectually sensitive; that is, acutely aware of everything in his environment and within himself.

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Conversing with Tweens

Conversing with Tweens

It is important to continue talking to your tween about important issues even though he is silent, distracted, and preoccupied with people and events outside the family. Just don't expect him to respond with words — at least, not right away. Tweens often appear not to have heard, but they take in a lot unconsciously. They may respond a week or a month later as if you had just finished speaking a moment ago.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

How I Turned An Awkward Run-In At Target Into A Lesson In Diversity

mom teaching daughter diversity lesson at target

Toddlers are so unpredictable. There’s something to be appreciated about the period between birth and the moment your child’s language develops and you begin to hear your own words coming from a much tinier and more innocent mouth. Toddlers are also magnificent creatures that have absolutely zero care about anyone else’s opinions or feelings. They say what comes to mind, when it comes to mind, no matter who is around….and usually, this is done at a very loud volume.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Ask a Woman If She's Pregnant

5 reasons you should never ask a woman if she's pregnant

Somehow, society has made it a norm to comment on, give advice for, and even touch a pregnant person’s body. In 2019, humans are more complex than ever before and that means that our science and reproductive technology has followed suit making no shortage in pregnant humans. Women now have the choice to be a SMC (Single Mother by Choice) and it’s becoming more and more acceptable to form your family in alternative ways. Everywhere you turn, you’re bound to notice an expecting mother. 

How to Gain (or Lose) 30 IQ Points — Instantly!

How to Gain (or Lose) 30 IQ Points — Instantly!

Hint: Your Pencil Is Smarter Than You Are

Now that you know the tricks your brain can play on you on the SAT, you can better appreciate the importance of being hyper-cautious in every aspect of your work on the test. Remember: any mistake on the SAT costs you valuable points; the computer grading your test does not forgive "just silly" mistakes the way your teachers in school often do.

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When In-Laws Pressure You to Have a Child

In-Laws Interference About Having Children

When In-Laws Pressure You to Have a Child

Family Matters

Some researchers believe there's a biological clock ticking for grandparents, too. Just as women of childbearing age may feel a real biological urge to have a child, so a man or woman past childbearing age may feel the urge to have a grandchild. So don't come down too hard on the pushy parents-in-law; they may not be able to help their nagging you to reproduce.

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Updated: April 22, 2020

Self-Care Acts for Parents That Can Be Done At Home

8 self care acts you can practice at home

“Self-care.” 

What a cringy word for some folks - and a reason for the deepest eye roll for others. Self-care has gotten such a bad rap in the last few years, and with the recent COVID-19 outbreak it seems nearly impossible to achieve. Everything in your life is upside down. We are weeks into this quarantine lifestyle and things don’t seem to be getting any easier.

More: Teaching Kindness At Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

When Your Adult Child Lives at Home

When Your Adult Child Lives at Home

You may have a young adult child who moves back into your home after college or never leaves. This is frequently a difficult situation to handle well. If you expect to exercise the same control you had before your child turned into a young adult, forget it. Your child may make decisions with which you heartily disagree, but you are going to be living in a war zone if you expect to change things through force or intimidation.

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Ten Quick Q&A about Learning Disabilities

Ten Quick Q&A about Learning Disabilities

1. What do I do if I think my child has a learning disability?
Contact your child's teacher and the director of special education and request an evaluation.

2. What causes a learning disability?
There are many factors, such as central nervous system disorders and genetic factors, that have been suggested as causes of a learning disability, but no one cause has been determined.

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Updated: January 23, 2020

Navigating the Legal System

Navigating the Legal System

Jane Derman-Kilgallon says she didn't know that her son, David, had a learning disability (LD) until her sister, who has a Masters degree in special education, recognized one of the symptoms: depression.

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How to Raise a Nonviolent Child

How to Raise a Nonviolent Child

An overview of anger Whenever I am asked what is different about children today compared to thirty years ago, when I started working with children, I immediately answer, anger. We have so many angry children, and the degree of anger is significantly more intense. There are children who are angry every day of their lives. They wake up angry, go to school angry, and go to bed angry.

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Updated: December 18, 2019

How to Have a Minimalist Christmas with Kids

close-up of a minimalist Christmas tree

Having a minimalist Christmas has become a goal for many parents, and for those parents who are not quite ready to go with a minimalist approach, there still seems to be interest in downsizing the overall gift-giving experience. There are many substantial reasons to attempt a more minimalist approach this Christmas. The benefits impact your children, the earth, and your wallet for the better.

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by: Marc Broussard

The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Camping This Summer

Backyard camping guide for summer 2020 staycation

As the country slowly reopens, parents are trying to figure out the annual summer vacation. With social distancing still imperative, backyard camping makes for an ideal family staycation.

While you might not be able to camp in the forest, or make new friends over a nightly campfire, you will avoid noisy campsite neighbors, enjoy an extremely inexpensive “getaway” and have access to indoor plumbing. The trade off might not be so bad after all.

Wedding Plans

Wedding Plans

Wedding Plans

When you begin serious planning for the wedding, some of the first questions to ask yourself should involve who will pay for what, who you should invite, and what form the invitations should take.

Wedding Expenses

Let's start the wedding process with who pays for what. For many weddings, lots of people assume a share of the burden and thus have some say in the proceedings.

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Updated: February 26, 2022

The Top 22 Best Gifts for Twin Babies

best gifts for twin babies in 2020

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Defining the Successful Child

Defining the Successful Child

A successful child is one who uses her abilities to develop ever-increasing skills that help form the positive personal attributes that will lead her to a successful life. A child's individual abilities make her unique. She uses her skills to develop positive experiences.

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Updated: March 15, 2019

Why Independent Play is Vital for Raising Empowered Children

toddler playing independently

Today, children’s play is often tainted with boxes to check and points to score. So often teachers will say things like, “They think they’re playing, but really they’re learning” to which I think: “What’s the difference?!” and further: “Why isn’t playing enough? Why does there have to be a quantifiable, measurable end”?

Play IS the point.

More: The Importance of Play in 21st Century Learning