Having a child with social, behavior or academic issues is a challenge. What can make it even more challenging, as a parent, is feeling like the blame lies on you for your child’s difficulties. It is not uncommon for parents of children with struggles to blame themselves for what their children go through, which can develop into a pattern of guilt, anxiety and hopelessness — especially when it seems like treatment or care isn’t helping.
Child behavioral issues can be challenging and frustrating for the entire family. As a parent, you may notice that if you don’t maintain a strict daily structure, your child’s symptoms worsen and they become more difficult to manage. Regardless of whether your child has a diagnosis or not, consistency and structure are necessary components to healthy development.
Back to school is a time for fun and is also a time when all students, perhaps all families, feel stressed. There are school materials to buy, knowledge to remember and schedules to change. That’s stressful for any child, and the many changes at once can be overwhelming for a child with social issues or a student with behavioral challenges.
As summer comes to an end, it’s time to shift gears and prepare yourself for fall. With the change of the seasons comes a change in routine, something that can throw off the comfort of a child with social or behavioral issues. Luckily, we have some tips to help smooth the transition and make those school mornings a bit more successful.
Returning to school in the fall is both an exciting and stressful time for most kids. If your child has a learning difference that makes school more challenging, the dominant feeling might be stress. You can help to turn this around by taking a few steps to prepare your child to be back in the classroom and ready for a good year.
For some kids, going back to school is a stressful time full of change and anxiety. Whether they spent their summer following a schedule or simply having fun with their family, they knew what to expect from day to day. Now, that is all about to change.
This meeting will be held at the Brain Balance Center in Midlothian, VA on August 17, 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
We will learn about the development of the brain, primitive reflexes integration, the importance of training the eyes, signs that one side of the brain may be weaker than another and things that can be done to improve these issues .. AND MUCH more!! It will be an educational evening. Don’t miss it!!
Parents of children with sensory sensitivities may feel a sense of anxiety in advance of summertime activities. Summer heat, playtime with large groups of kids, and participation in summer camps all pose challenges for the child with sensory processing disorder. In order to help your child enjoy summer break, try the following sensory-friendly activities instead.
Summer vacation might sound blissful after a packed school year, especially if your child struggles with academics or doesn’t enjoy the daily pressures of the classroom. Unfortunately, all that freedom can be overwhelming to many kids, and those with learning disabilities often have trouble making a smooth transition out of the school routine and into the new reality of life on summer vacation.
As the school year is coming to an end, kids can use some tips to stay on task .
I often receive questions about children and homework, especially when it comes to children with special needs. Those questions usually are:
How do I get my child to focus on homework?
How can I help my child do homework without all the drama?