As a teacher and clinician who has long been in favor of allowing kids to move while working on academics, […]
The Importance of Optimism for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Over the years I have read a lot of books about parenting specifically related to children with special needs. One […]
Research Review: Fast Food May Slow Learning
Most people recognize that the foods we eat have a major impact on our physical health. What is not as […]
Is Spanking Effective to Change Child Behavior?
A topic that often comes up in discussions about raising children is that of spanking as a behavior modification strategy. […]
Research Review: How Much Sleep Do Children Need?
With all that we are required to do each day, we may not pay much attention to exactly how much […]
Strategies for Home-School Communication
When a child has challenges that impact his or her functioning in school, consistent communication between home and school is […]
Kids, Shopping, and Brain Development
The first time I walked into our local grocery store about 8 years ago and saw the row of shiny […]
Tips for Waking Kids Who Don’t Want to Get Up
While some people enjoy mornings more than others, the reality is that there are things we need to get up […]
Research Review: Time to Turn Off the Tablet and Pick Up a Pencil?
A recent study (Mueller & Oppenheimer, 2014) found that students who took notes by hand performed better on questions requiring […]
VIDEO: Why Grow Lettuce With Kids?
You may be wondering what in the world lettuce bowls have to do with learning, mood, and behavior challenges in […]
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 […]
VIDEO: Tips To Keep Kids Active
While most parents are aware that physical activity is important for their children’s health, it can be a challenge to […]
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