I grew up hearing that learning disabilities go away. “People get kids tested for dyslexia so their kids believe they can’t read,” my dad would say. My mom felt that ADHD is an excuse for bad behavior. My parents and
Introduction Back when I was 24, I took my first official teaching job. It was at a head start preschool. This job changed me in many ways. But one conversation with a fellow teacher still stands out. It was the
The Happy and Healthy Cliché If you survey parents on what their greatest wish is for their kids, the majority will say, “I just want my kids to be happy and healthy.” This was what my mom said about me
I grew up in a house hearing many timeless expressions. These included idioms (i.e. “a penny for your thoughts,”) and other overused phrases. My parents, especially my mom, used popular phrases when talking about a number of things, including behavior
Opening The 21st century has seen a lot of progress for people with learning disabilities and psychiatric disorders. We’ve learned more about learning disorders due to ongoing research. And the quality of education has been improved for students who have
I was recently talking with someone about issues plaguing their life She was sharing that she feels that her child is stubborn and doesn’t listen to advice. She’d been talking to her kid about switching high schools for several months.
Introduction Reading into a kid’s behavior can be a tough job. And it can be even harder to know definitively how to respond to a kid’s behavior. There are days when you may think that everything is fine for your