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When Bullying Occurs is Calling a Lawyer Ever Necessary?

In Bullying, Parents by Darryl Smith

Most children will have an encounter with bullying sometime in their life. It’s an unfortunate truth that bullies exist and often persist at many schools. As a parent or guardian, you may not be able to stop bullies from cropping up in your child’s life, but you can prepare yourself for any situation, should it arise. Many interventions can and …

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When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist for the First Time?

In Children's Health, Parents by Jatan Patel

Taking your child to the dentist for the first time may seem intimidating for some. As a parent, you want to protect the dental health of your child and also help your child have a great first experience. While dental practices sometimes frighten small children, this does not have to be the case. By choosing the right dentist and preparing …

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Cyberbullying – Information & Prevention Tips for Parents & Teachers

In Bullying, Counselors, Educators, Parents by Emily Andrews

Bullies and meanies have been around since forever. If you were young before the internet came about, you know that most bullying happened in person. Bullies tormented other kids during recess, at the bus stop, in the hallway, or cafeteria. However, the bullying generally stopped once a child got home. The house was a safe place and a haven that …

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3 Therapeutic Benefits of Beading for Children

In Counselors, Educators, Parents, Social-Emotional, Special Education by Rachel Shai

The art of beading is about so much more than creating beautiful pieces of jewelry or home décor. In addition to being an enjoyable hobby that is appropriate for people of all ages, beading has therapeutic benefits. Bead therapy is used in hospitals, clinics and other settings to help both kids and adults in numerous ways. While crafts like beading …

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Info About ADHD and Tips to Manage Symptoms in Children and Adolscents

In ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Counselors, Educators, Parents, Special Education by Sarah Toler

You’ve likely heard of ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. If you’re the parent of a school-aged child, it’s worth learning more about. ADHD is so common that if your child doesn’t have it, they will have a friend or classmate who does. ADHD can make it difficult for a child to control their impulses. They also may be fidgety, …

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Helpful Studying Tips to Increase SAT Scores

In Educators, Parents, Sponsored Posts, Study Skills by Sponsored Post

Sponsored Post The SAT is a test that is a requirement for all the undergraduate programs in the USA as well as in Singapore.  The test is given by the College Board and it tests the readiness of a high school student to enter college. The SAT is made up of the following parts: Reading test, writing test, math test …

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Top 10 Discipline Tips for Kids with Oppositional Defiant Disorder

In Behavior Strategies, Behavior Support, Counselors, Educators, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parents by Rachel Wise

Raising a child with oppositional defiant disorder can be extremely frustrating because you feel like everything is a constant battle. You just want your child to do his homework, pick up his toys, get dressed for school, etc. and you are constantly faced with refusal. Version en EspañolAs a behavior specialist and school psychologist I have had many parents and …

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How Do Positive Role Models Affect Our Youth and Communities?

In Behavior Support, Counselors, Parents, Social Skills, Social-Emotional by Rachel Wise

Research findings indicate that adolescents who can identify a positive role model in their lives have higher grades and self-esteem than those who can’t, particularly when the youth knows their role model on a personal level. Positive role models are also shown to decrease a youth’s potential for risky behaviors such as drug and alcohol abuse, sexual intercourse, and violence. …