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 […]
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 […]
She was like an 18 month old in the body of a 4 year old. When my daughter came to us, we knew we had our work cut out for us. As foster parents with years of experience in handling kids with special needs, we had already planned out a complete program for her. Because […]
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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.
Does your child have difficulty expressing himself? Often children with delayed language development have a meager vocabulary to draw from when speaking. They may have a lot to say, but don’t know what words to use. Being able to speak fluently requires numerous skills. Your child needs to have a rich vocabulary of words, as […]
Are you struggling with a toddler or preschooler who refuses to go to sleep? Getting children to go to sleep is one of the most talked about issues that concern parents, second only to getting your child to behave. I’ve had parents in near hysterics, trying to deal with a child who throws huge tantrums […]
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 […]
Are we teaching our children to see failure as a learning opportunity, or as a source of embarrassment?
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? […]