The pressure of a perfect homework score can overwhelming, so there is something to be said for embracing mistakes as a learning opportunity. However, there is also a strong case for avoiding errors when you can. Some mistakes are common and easily avoided. Here are five things that will hurt a homework score, and how you can coach your student to steer clear of them.
You want what’s best for your child. Hopefully, your child’s educators want the same thing. Teaming up to create an IEP (individualized education program) should help, but only if you’re able to advocate for your child’s needs – and to do that, you have to learn the language of IEPs. The specifics vary, but a lot of the lingo and concepts are used universally.
For kids who suffer from learning disabilities and/or developmental delays, school is a painful place. It would be one thing if these difficulties simply meant lower grades, but researchers have found that students with learning disabilities were less accepted by classmates, had lower self-esteem, and felt more lonely than their typically-abled peers.
About 1 in 20 teens won’t see any friends over the summer break, and a lack of social interaction can be detrimental to mental health. If your kids already have social anxiety or autism, being alone over the summer may also serve as a setback to any progress they’ve made learning how to make friends. Here are some ways to help your kids have fun this summer and avoid being lonely.
Summer is an excellent time to visit an amusement park thanks to great outdoor weather and extra time off from school. However, it’s also a time when crowds are larger, which can create an overstimulating experience for a child with attention issues, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. It’s important to prepare your child before a trip to the theme park to better manage her expectations and enhance her experience at the park. Here are a few key tips to consider:
How Common Food Sensitivities Can Contribute to Behavioral Problems in Children
Almost all of the children we work with at Brain Balance Achievement Centers who are struggling with learning, behavior and social problems also suffer from food sensitivities. If the brain is out of balance, the digestive system dysfunctions and the immune system gets out of balance. This imbalance ultimately leads to these food sensitivities.
That seemingly innocent glass of organic milk in your refrigerator may have been part of the culprit leading to your child’s meltdown this morning before school. But how can a food like dairy cause this to happen? And are there other foods which can contribute to this phenomenon?
When school’s out for the summer, kids are excited to get some freedom and a new routine. However, for kids with learning or behavioral challenges, the transition to summer can be tough. Spending the days and hours differently can make for a difficult transition, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed or feel lost.