School Tips: 7 Effective Study Habits for Children with Learning Disabilities

October 20, 2014

It’s an epic battle on the home front. You, your child, and tonight’s homework. You know your parental duty: make sure your kid does his homework so he can progress in life. Even though you spent at least a third of your life with the ol’ chain and ball, you can’t really see any other […]

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The Truth about Lying

October 20, 2014

Lying is one of those things that’s as old as Adam and Eve. And whether it’s a little white lie told to spare someone’s feelings, or a biggie – everyone, at some point or another, has fallen prey to the temptation. So when I noticed my 6 year old foster daughter lying outright, I wasn’t […]

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ADHD – Learning: Will Ritalin Help My ADD Child?

September 18, 2014

Okay, I know it seems like this subject has been beaten to death. You’ve probably done all the research you can possibly do, and have already made your decision about whether or not you will give your ADHD child Ritalin. So to set the record straight, I’m not going to tell you whether or not […]

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What’s the REAL Reason Parenting Is So Difficult?

September 11, 2014

One of the most difficult things I find about raising children-big or small- is the way it forces you to call upon every one of the abilities you possess (and even some that you don’t). I like to give the example of my job as residence manager at a 24-hour supervised residence for emotionally disabled […]

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Cat Got Your Child’s Tongue? 4 Tips on How to Improve Your Child’s Expressive Language Skills (Language Development)

September 4, 2014

The strong and silent type may be appealing in Hollywood, but when you’re faced with a child who has weak language development, the stark reality of spending days and weeks waiting for your child to reveal even the most uninteresting bits of their day quickly intrudes. You’ve probably noticed how children with weak expressive language […]

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Parenting Children: Little Mommy Dolls: Wouldn’t A Real Kid Be Better?

August 28, 2014

Parenting children has just risen to a new level. Now, instead of competing about who has the most up-to-date wardrobe or the fanciest Little Tykes car, your little girl can now boast about her burgeoning mothering skills. Fisher Price’s new Little Mommy Play All Day doll has some convinced it’s a stand in for Chucky. […]

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Parenting Solutions: Top 4 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed In Life

August 21, 2014

Success is more than good grades or great looks. Here are the top 4 ways you can help your child succeed where it counts-life.

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Keeping the Dream Strong: 3 Tips on How to Imagine Your Child’s Success

August 14, 2014

  What do you think the most important factor is in making sure your LD child succeeds? I asked this question to a wide-variety of people: friends, clients, and acquaintances. It didn’t matter whether they were rich or poor, immigrant or native to the U.S. since the Mayflower. Nor did it matter what color they […]

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School Tips: 5 Tips to Ending Homework Wars

August 7, 2014

Do you face a battle every day trying to get your child to do her homework? Here are 5 practical tips that will take you off of the battleground.

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3 Tips on How to Help Your Child Make Friends

July 31, 2014

Listening to reports of your child being made fun of, picked on, or quietly ignored, is difficult for even the most stoic of parents. Childhood friendships, though they may seem simple to adults, are as full of intrigue and drama as a daytime soap opera: one day the girl next door is your daughter’s best […]

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