Increasing kids engagement with assignment

Make a list of your child strengths and interest (age 6 - 17yrs)Use those interest to assign new words 1 to 2 times daily (Weekends primarily) The words should be new to the child but associated with one of the child strengths or interest as noted above. Example - 20 new words in medicine, physical …

Teens view of themselves needs a reboot

Let them know they make you proud. ("no but" don't tie it to any current issues or concerns).Give them clear expectations of the why and avoid over emphasis of the ones deeply rooted in our fears. Promote fear mastery starting with small fears. Make it a family project, tracking how many times they overcame the …

Here is a fact sheet for teachers and parents of kids dyslexia and reading difficulties

The Fact sheet by Dyslexia association of Ireland includes tips for teacher and parents https://www.additudemag.com/slideshows/504-plan-accommodations-for-adhd/ http://www.dyslexia.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Factsheets-for-Second-level-schools-2017.pdf

Resources for parents looking with kids with ADHD and other learning differences.

https://www.additudemag.com/slideshows/504-plan-accommodations-for-adhd/ https://www.additudemag.com/slideshows/504-plan-accommodations-for-adhd/ Here are some common challenges kids, parents and teachers routinely have a had time managing. (Impulsive behavior, Incomplete homework, Inconsistent focus) Parents should gather as much information on the best accommodations for their child's needs during the school year. Teacher input is also a must to get a better understanding about some of …

At Home Routines in order for kids to have a good day!

A prosperous day starts with the evening and night before.... Evening Make sure you have a set routine. Allow time for rest right after school. This should consist of things that excite the child, like play/ independent play and TV time if desired. Make sure this scheduled time if consistent for the child. For example, …

3 methods you can use to teach new concept to kids

Tell a story using characters while tying imagery to locations on their body. An example would be - The seasons of the year associated with their fingers and a butterfly's journey across the seasons represented by your thumb. Winter would be your short pinky finger where the butterfly saw white on the ground. Spring would …

5 things you can do to Serve Kids when they seemingly don’t want to be served.

Relate the lesson you are trying to teach to the things that excite. Tell it in a story. This will show and increase your level of understanding of the topic as well. Be knowledge about the things that excite them. This would make it so much easier to connect to the things you are knowable …

The Journey Begins!

Who should we turn too as parents. Can we know what to do as parents as we walk out of the hospital with this precious gift.