Ability may carry a child a long way throughout an academic career, but being able to listen, pay attention and complete important tasks is crucial, according to a recent study published online in Early Childhood Research Quarterly. Despite the push by many to teach children early academic skills as young as the preschool years, researchers [...]
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In any beginning karate class, kids need help tying the belts of their gis (loose-fitting karate uniforms). Or they forget where to stand when class starts, or how to do the ready stance. Students at any martial arts class watch a series of moves and attempt to replicate them through repeated practice and observation, guided [...]
To Do or Not To Do…that is every ADDer’s question. And now that it’s SUMMER, that one question has so many possible answers. DO is probably the right one, but oohhh NOT just feels so good. After a school year punctuated by IEPs, testing, late or missing homework, meetings with a plethora of specialists and last minute scrambles [...]
In some parts of the country the month of April is known for its “showers,” which bring May flowers. Here in Arizona we’ve already gotten our winter rain and our March wildflowers. So what do we say about April here? It’s AIMS month, typically muttered with dread all in one breath as in OMG — AIMS. [...]
I finally understand how people become psycho sports parents. Because honestly, if my seven-year-old son, Eli’s, football coach doesn’t start playing him more, I’m going to run into the field at the next game, hands poised in throat clenching position, tackle the man, and strangle him within an inch of his life.
What is so special? I guess, like most things, it depends on your perspective. If your kids are driving you crazy right about now, you probably can’t wait to send them back to school where they can be somebody else’s responsibility for six hours a day. But if you enjoyed a lazy go-with-flow type of [...]
Researchers found children who exceeded the 2 hours per day of screen time recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics were 1.5 to 2 times more likely to be above average in attention problems.
Moving Forward With Compassion And Persistence. Here’s a resource that I hadn’t known about before today. Once again, timing is everything. Unfortunately, this just reinforces my natural inclination to procrastinate, rewarded yet again for waiting ’til almost the last minute to get a long-term project accomplished. ADD’ers out there understand this; mild stress is a [...]
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