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GETTING EDUCATION FOR YOUR SPECIAL CHILD

Once you learn that your child has a health problem or disability that could affect learning, the usual schooling guides are not enough. Your child’s milestones will be different, and he or she might need more help to reach them. That’s why experts advise that parents of children with special needs get an educational assessment as early as possible. This ...

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WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHILD’S GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

In today’s competitive world it is a must for children to have good general knowledge. Are you working on your child’s general knowledge? Read on to find the 10 ways to improve your child’s general knowledge right here. Children of nowadays begin life with more stress and competition than what our parents used to. Starting from school quizzes to competitive ...

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Preventing bullying with emotional intelligence

In school, emotions matter. Not only do children with anxiety and aggression have difficulty focusing and learning, they also tend to be victims or perpetrators of bullying. Whether it’s old-fashioned physical or verbal aggression, ostracism, or online abuse, bullying is deeply rooted in a lack of emotional intelligence skills. These skills can and should be taught, though they seldom are. ...

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Are some kids really smarter just because they know more words?

By Molly McManus     Why do rich kids end up doing better than poor kids in school? Of late, one common explanation for this has been the “word gap,” or the idea that poor children are exposed to significantly fewer words by age three than their wealthier peers.   As a former elementary school teacher and now educational psychologist, ...

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Was there an evolutionary purpose to bullying?

By Barry Bogin   I once watched a dominant baboon walk purposefully toward several members of the troop to bully them with snarls, slaps and bites. Baboons are well-known bullies. They use actual and threatened violence to climb the social ladder and then to cement their status as the most dominant animal. Male baboons bully (biologists prefer “harass”) for dominance ...

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CRYING PRE-SCHOOLERS

It is a common sight to see kids crying on the first day of preschool, but this becomes a problem when the kid cries regularly in school. Crying will hamper the development of the child and also he will not be able to learn anything. Read on the tips to make preschool a fun place for your child. Most of ...

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IS YOUR CHILD RESPONDING TO THE TEACHER?

As a preschooler your kid might be having some problems from time to time. He may have some problems with his teacher like not responding to her. The key to dealing with the situation is with a presence of mind. Read on to know how to deal with such problems. The kid is getting a taste of the real world ...

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HELPING YOUR KIDS TO BE SUCCESSFUL

We all know unemployment is much higher than it used to be a few years ago, and that is harder to find a job. The truth is that there are thousands of jobs that go unfilled every year because there aren’t enough people with the right degrees and skill-sets to match those jobs. In the knowledge economy, not all college ...

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR DYSLEXIC CHILD

Reading may seem easy and automatic for people who master it without difficulty. However, reading is a complex and challenging task for our brains, so we shouldn’t be surprised that so many kids struggle with it. A major cause of reading failure in school is a reading disability called dyslexia. Dealing with this learning challenge can lead to frustration and ...

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GETTING YOUR CHILD OUT THE DOOR IN THE MORNING

“Now that school is back in session and I need to get both kids out the door and myself to work, I’m always running late. No matter how early I get up and get everything prepared the night before, my 4 yr. old is sooo slow and it is a nightmare… No matter how I phrase the request, “Let’s get ...

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