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10
Jun

The Nutrition-Anxiety Link in Children with Learning, Mood, and Behavior Challenges

Anxiety is a very common symptom in children and adults with a wide range of diagnoses. The majority of individuals with learning, mood, and behavior challenges struggle with anxiety symptoms such as constant worry, fear of being in social situations, feelings of restlessness, or panic. While many things can cause and exacerbate anxiety symptoms, the …

28
Jan

Why is it so hard to change?

Research shows that it takes an average of 66 days to form a new habit, or change a behavior.  This change occurs with consistent practice over those two months.  Why then is it that most people give up after only a few days or weeks?  Is it because we don’t see immediate change, get tired …

15
Oct

A Closer Look at Homework

Any parent with a school-age child is well acquainted with the trials and tribulations of homework.  They can range from small irritations, like keeping track of what each child need to complete after school each day; to major issues, such as managing a child who melts down everyday after school at the thought of having …

1
Oct

Homework Headaches: How to Reduce Stress and Frustration between Parents and Children

For many families, the hustle and bustle of the after-school time can be stressful for both parents and children. Kids come home, want a snack, and need to get the wiggles and giggles out while we as parents are trying to accomplish those last minute things that need to be done for the day. Homework …

6
Aug

Promoting Safe and Appropriate Behavior in Public-Part 2: Parenting Strategies That Work

The previous article explored the developmental problems that can occur when children in public are placed on leashes as a substitute for developing safe and appropriate behavior.  While there may be a number of seemingly legitimate reasons for parents to use these devices with both typically developing children and those with special needs, leashes should …

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