Hands-On Learning Games: How to Teach Consonant Sounds

Learning letters need not be a painful process where your child is drilled on letter sounds. This is a game that not only teaches your child the consonant sounds, but also helps them learn how to recognize sounds as they naturally occur in words. Materials: Sturdy paper or cardboard-one piece is enough for four letters […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Say No to Therapy

So. You’re raising a child as best as you can. One with “issues” as they say. Raising said child takes up a substantial amount of your time. Between the speech therapy and the play therapy, the sensory diet and the occupational therapy, it’s amazing you and your best beloved even know what the other looks […]

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3 Little Known Reasons Why Your Teen Acts Up

Parenting middle school children is kind of like a close encounter with an alien species: suddenly the child who was calm, collected, and fairly responsive to parental intervention is an expert on imitating The Blob at one moment, and a raging tiger the next.

What to do?

Here are some tips that will help you understand why that hulking stranger in your child’s bedroom sometimes acts like they do.

Hands on Learning Games: How to Help Your Child Learn Word Families

Being able to hear the individual sounds in words is a critical reading skill. When experienced readers see a new word, they search the word for patterns that are familiar to them from other words that they know. They know that words with the same vowels and ending letters usually rhyme, and they can use […]

How to Solve Stubborn and Disruptive Behavior – Part 1

Raising kids is a lot like riding on a monster roller coaster. Half the time you’re going up the hill, anticipating the drop on the other side. The other half of the time you spend screaming your head off and wishing you could get the heck off – and whoever said this was fun anyway? […]