Creative Ways to Ax Childhood Anxiety

  Creative Ways to Ax Childhood Anxiety Anxiety is a normal, and usually temporary, part of growing up. But, for many adolescents, experiencing multiple changes at once can have a profound negative effect on their self-image, confidence, and ability to adapt. By NOAH SMITH noah_smith@wellnessvoyager.com Wellnessvoyager.com Anxiety is a normal, and usually temporary, part of…

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Your Child’s Executive Functioning

An untapped source of better grades G. Reid Lyon wrote in his book, Attention, Memory, and Executive Function, “Attention, memory, and executive function play a central role in thinking, problem solving, and other complex symbolic activities involved in oral language, reading, writing, mathematics, and social behavior.” That covers a lot of your kid’s waking life!…

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20 More Ways to Help Children with Attention

Focusing, shifting, and dividing attention is constantly needed throughout the day. As education and psychology professionals, we know there is a cornucopia of great community resources for you to use to help your child prepare today for success tomorrow in spite of attention “differences.” Here we’ve gathered 20 ways to help your child with attention:…

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What’s a Parent to Do? Tips on Helping Children with Attention Problems

If Ogden Nash was right that, “Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore,” no wonder there are so many happy children and frustrated parents. As we discussed in this week’s newsletter, focusing, shifting, and dividing attention is constantly needed throughout the day. So what’s a parent to do? Plenty!…

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New Information from Pennsylvania Department of Education

“How do parents plan when the rules keep changing?”  A simple question with a complicated answer. Yes, the rules change and parents should try to keep up with the newest information so they can plan appropriately. Recently the Pennsylvania Department of Education released new findings and recommendations concerning the Keystone Exam required of high school…

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4 Tips to Beating the Homework Blues

“The year has barely started and we’re already fighting about homework. Discussing it calmly doesn’t work. Threats and consequences only work temporarily. What should we do to make this year better – and more peaceful – than last year?”   Frustrating homework issues are common right now. Do any of these sound too familiar? Nightly…

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