Expressive Language: Why Your Child Doesn’t Ask Why

July 24, 2014

So you’ve managed to improve your child’s expressive language skills. They can converse with people outside of your family. They understand that conversation is a back and forth process, with one person asking, while the other answers. And yet, you find that your child’s speech is curiously flat. After careful consideration, you realize that they […]

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4 Must-Know Tips on Helping Your Child Be Less Aggressive

July 17, 2014

scream and shout, a photo by mdanys on Flickr. It’s happened again. Your third-grader was sent out of class again for shoving a classmate in the hallway. Frustrated, discouraged, you wonder what set him off this time. Was he tired? Did he get a bad grade on a test? Whatever the reason, you’re at a […]

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A Developmental Checklist: Language Development

July 10, 2014

It can be pretty frustrated trying to get a clear picture of what’s wrong with your child. Even after you get a diagnosis, you may still be confused about exactly how to help your child. Unfortunately, I find that many professionals focus on your child’s diagnosis, rather than the whole child. Not only is this […]

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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.

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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