Anxiety is a normal emotion experienced by everyone at one time or another. However, for many children anxiety can begin to dominate their lives. Their levels of anxiety may become disproportionate to the event and interfere with day-to-day life.
While we often focus on our children’s academic intelligence when assessing their school performance, we sometimes lose sight of the fact that a child’s ability to learn and achieve in school can be influenced by many other factors. One such factor is social-emotional intelligence.
Well, we’re a week into August and hopefully you and your children have been enjoying your summer so far. Maybe a little too much, you might be thinking? It’s not too late, but you have to start now!
Parents are often the first to notice “that something doesn’t seem right.” If you see indications of a potential problem, pay attention! Identifying the problem and providing early support can minimize and even prevent learning problems later.
Now that summer is here, make sure our children enjoy their well-deserved and much needed vacation without losing the skills they have worked so hard to develop during the school year.
T. Berry Brazelton, world renowned advocate for children, newspaper columnist, TV host and author, recently turned 95 years young!
Every once in a while, I find a poem, story, or essay that resonates with me. This is one of them.
When it comes to parenting, there’s no such thing as perfect. Through his experiences working with parents, Dr. Donahue teaches us to let go of the idea of perfection and focus on what it truly important.
Many times throughout my career, students have told me, “I’m not good at math.” For some of these children, math didn’t come easily and required a great deal of effort. For others, they were solid math students who lacked confidence in their abilities.
Many parents speak to me about the pressures they feel: pressure to push their kids for academic achievement, to engage their children in competitive sports, to make sure their kids have the newest and best toys and electronics. If adults feel this pressure so acutely, it follows that children feel it as well!