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Children enter school full of curiosity, eager to experience, wanting to be seen and heard. They enter school with the gift of spontaneity as they explore a strange new place intended for learning.
Before jumping to extreme conclusions such as a pre-diagnosis of ADHD and considering testing, I advise attempting small strategies for change to see if they address the dilemma.
In our children's generation, the definition of success is changing. The style in the workplace is shifting from management by one boss and many workers to teamwork and independent action.
What adult hasn't felt overwhelmed when the 'To Do' list at work and home keeps getting longer? Unfortunately, this feeling is now experienced by school children at younger and younger ages.
Grades are not meant to be a badge of honor or shame to the recipient; they are simply notations that give a numerical reflection of how much our child has left to learn.
Thrusting higher-grade level material onto unready children is a recipe for disaster.
Stress related symptoms are a signal for the need for effective coping skills
Few life situations can be tracked to a single cause, and there are dangers in using a 'right or wrong' problem-solving technique.
While the debate over the sale of these items has ended, history has shown that we can expect this issue to rear its ugly head again in the future. Why?
Personal responsibility is not innate for young students, it must be taught.
When my son brings his graded work home from school, I am seeing a pattern that he is not following instructions. In some of your past articles, you have written about the importance of looking for trends in our children's schoolwork.
When someone passes judgment on your child, the reaction is typically one of pain and anger, though not necessarily in that order.
Transitions from memorization to paraphrasing can catch many off guard