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10 Ways to Nurture Ambition in Children

10 Ways to Nurture Ambition in Children

  1. Encourage them -- Someone has to be President. If your child wants to do something remarkable, don't rubbish the idea. Encourage them to work out how they could make it happen.
  2. Challenge them -- Wrapping your child in protective blankets will only make the world seem more frightening than it really is. Set them challenges that will stretch them. Celebrate the successes with them.
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Troubled Adopted Children

Troubled Adopted Children

This section is about more serious behavioral and psychological problems that some adopted children sometimes have, problems that are difficult for them and for their parents. They may stem from earlier abuse or from a lengthy stay in foster care or an orphanage. Or they may just be caused by problems that life throws at them, and they need some help. (Even kids have problems, although adults often forget this.)

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Handling Family and Social Gatherings with an Autistic Child

Handling Family and Social Gatherings with an Autistic Child

Over the years when we get together with other parents of children with autism, we joke that we used to have a social life and we have pictures to prove it! In reality, although it is true that it is harder to participate in family and social gatherings, it can be done. Gatherings can be overwhelming, and attending with your child requires a certain amount of preparation on both ends, depending on the type and size of the gathering.

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Adopting Kids with Special Needs

Adopting Kids with Special Needs

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Agencies designate children who they believe are hard to place as children with special needs, although each agency differs on what constitutes a special need. What some agencies regard as special needs are not viewed that way by other agencies—and often not by hopeful adoptive parents. For example, healthy black or biracial infants and older children are often categorized as having special needs simply because the agency has trouble finding parents for them.

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The Traumatic Teen Years

The preteen years

The Traumatic Teen Years

My 13 1/2-year-old daughter does not like school. In fact, in every class where she has a marginal (terrible) grade her teachers have kindly noted that she “does not work to her potential.” It is nice that they have seen her potential, but not one of them has told me how to cultivate a rose from a very thorny plant. She loves to draw and has no trouble motivating herself to follow her creative pursuits, but academics just give her the heebie-jeebies.

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Buying the Right Bike for Your Child

Buying the Right Bike for Your Child

Gadget Guide

For maximum safety, equip your child's bike with a safety flag. Often used by adults who bike on busy roads, flags are also a good idea for young cyclists who aren't as visible to drivers, especially if bushes or other obstacles block the view.

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The Violent Child in Our Violent Society

The Violent Child in Our Violent Society

There's no simple way to reduce violent impulses in your child. Kids who are violent may have attention deficit disorder or impulse control problems, or they may have simply picked up violence as a way to handle conflict from the society at large.

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Indoor or Outdoor Cat?

Indoor or Outdoor Cat?

Which is better for a cat, staying indoors or being let outside? It's an emotional, never-ending debate, and I'll admit to mixed feelings. There's no question that cats are much safer indoors. Their risk of exposure to infectious diseases, parasites, attacks from other animals, and abuse by people is greatly reduced, and few cats are killed by cars in the house. But I've also watched my cats enjoy sunning themselves on the patio or exploring the garden on a nice day.

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When Your Teen Needs Braces

When Your Teen Needs Braces

Braces are a rite of passage for many teens. If your child gets them at roughly the same time his friends do, the experience may be easier for him. But even then, it can be a difficult time. Many teens are reluctant to talk or smile for a period of time after they get braces because they feel so self-conscious.

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Teaching Basic Communication to Your ASD Child

Teaching Basic Communication to Your ASD Child

The first skill your child should learn is how to communicate. Some children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are verbal and are able to communicate effectively; others may have enough speech to at least get their basic needs met. Many have no speech whatsoever, or had speech and then lost it.

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Potty Training Basics

Potty Training Basics

These common-sense rules about potty training can help make the process easier on everyone!

  • Try not to push potty training on your child. Children will give obvious clues when they are ready. These clues include taking off their diaper, being upset if the diaper is wet or if they are carrying a load, when they have a name for their bowel movements, or when they have an obsession with the potty.

by: the Council for Exceptional Children

Classroom Modifications for Students with ADD/ADHD

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Modifications
Is your child struggling in the classroom and not able to stay focused on his schoolwork? Ask your child's teacher if she can try these tips from special education teacher Francisca Jorgensen with your child.

1. Make sure your child has an "advantageous" seating location. This may not always mean placing her in the front and center of the classroom. Her teacher needs to find the most productive "fit" for your child.

2. Provide an individualized, written schedule that your child can refer to when needed.

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The Special Art of Talking to Teenagers

The Special Art of Talking to Teenagers

The following suggestions are from the book, "I'm not mad, I just hate you!" They were written expressly with teenagers in mind. The authors call upon moms to engage in responsible communication with their adolescent daughters by adhering to these eight points before they start talking:

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How to Prepare Your Toddler for Separation

How to Prepare Your Toddler for Separation

More than anything else, your own attitude can help your child to overcome her fear. Your confidence will increase your toddler's confidence. Your cheerfulness will help reduce her tears. Your fearlessness will help her let go of her own fears. Your encouragement will heighten her sense of competence.

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Tips for Talking with Your Kids

Eight quick communication tips

Tips for Talking with Your Kids

Here are eight quick tips on ways to improve communication with your kid. (Hint: Nobody likes lectures, nobody likes to be yelled at, and nobody learns when the communication is antagonistic.)

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