3 Little Known Reasons Why Your Teen Acts Up

July 3, 2014

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.

Read the full article →

5 Tips to Help Your Child Start School Off On the Right Foot

June 26, 2014

Tips to help your child start off his year successfully

Read the full article →

Parenting Children: 3 Tips On How to Rock Your (Child’s) World

June 19, 2014

So you’re feeling like the loser of the century because you forgot to do your child’s therapy exercises – again. Or maybe your child had a bunch of homework you just knew she needed to do NOW, and you told your kid to tell the teacher your mother lost the assignment sheet. And those sensory […]

Read the full article →

Hands-on Learning Games: Improve Your Child’s Vocabulary

June 12, 2014

This hands-on learning game is great for improving your child’s vocabulary. A game that is easy to make and fun to play, both gifted children and children who have speech delays will benefit from playing. Parents whose children suffer from language delays can use this game to help build up their child’s everyday vocabulary, or […]

Read the full article →

Should You Let Your Child Repeat a Grade?

June 5, 2014

It’s almost the end of the school year, and you’re faced with a dilemma.  Your child didn’t do so great this year – in fact, his grades put him towards the lower end of the class. And that was with after-school tutors and in class help. But somehow you and he made it through the […]

Read the full article →

Language Development: 3 Tips On How to Raise an Optimistic Child

May 29, 2014

 Today’s child is a virtual reality child. Instead of being allowed to climb trees in order to see the sky, we cut down low-hanging branches lest a one fall and hit someone in the head. A private school child may dine on delicacies such as squash fries, yet be banned from cooking in his […]

Read the full article →

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

May 29, 2014

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 […]

Read the full article →

Parenting Solutions: 4 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Teenager

May 22, 2014

Parenting teenagers is definitely not a job for the faint of heart.  Gone are the days when your little one cradled your chin and gave you butterfly kisses on the nose. Instead, parents are faced with disdain, constant criticism, and even downright hostility: you are the “enemy,” the other side, and will probably remain so […]

Read the full article →

3 Lies Schools Like to Tell About Learning to Read

May 16, 2014

There’s a war going on in a lot of schools, and it ain’t pretty. By war I mean the tired argument about the best way to teach kids, especially LD kids, to read. And while it may be nice to believe that schools have your child’s best interests at heart, experience has shown again and […]

Read the full article →

3 Reasons Why You Should Say No to Therapy

April 30, 2013

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 […]

Read the full article →