How to Deal with Anxiety in Kids

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All of us have to deal with anxiety at one point or another in our lives, children included. The problem with anxiety in kids is that they aren’t as equipped as adults to deal with it. Children need to feel safe in their worlds. They need to know they can trust those around them, and

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How to Improve Memory

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As adults, we know our memories can diminish as we get older. But children also can have difficulties with their memories. Children need to have excellent recollection, particularly in their classroom activities. Information from classroom tasks and homework assignments needs to be recalled at any given moment, especially during testing. The good news about memory

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How to Protect My Child Online

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There is so much on the internet. From cute cat videos to pornographic cartoons, practically anything can be found with just a few clicks. How can you protect a child from accessing something that could harm them in some way? Do we ban them for life from the internet? Nothing so drastic, but there are

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How Do Children Think?

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A child’s brain is very different than an adult’s, and is constantly changing. Studies have shown that the brain grows in spurts. The first occurs before a child is born, the second is between the ages of one and two, the third between the ages of two and four, the fourth between ages eight and

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Health Benefits of Sleep for Teens and Children

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Teenagers and children need a great deal of sleep but many get far less than the recommended amount. Leading scientists say that teens and children need about 9-10 hours of sleep each night, which is more than the recommended amount of 7-8 hours per night for adults. This lack of sleep can be very harmful

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Special Education Students and Depression

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Children who have special needs tend to experience depression more often than others. But it’s important to remember that it isn’t just the child with special needs who can be experiencing the depression. The fact is that families of children who have special needs also tend to experience depression and depressed thoughts more often. Parents

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Discipline in Special Needs Education

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All children need discipline. They need a certain amount of order and structure, and they need to know that there are consequences for their actions. Disciplining children can be challenging for all parents and teachers, even under the easiest of circumstances. When disciplining children who have special needs, discipline can be even more challenging, as

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Is My Child Special Needs?

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Every child has special needs. Because every child is an individual, they all have special needs that make them all special unto themselves.  However, when it comes to determining whether your child may be considered a special-needs child, there are certain factors and criteria that are taken into consideration. A special education teacher can assess

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How to Deal With Anxiety in Children

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Anxiety and adults is something that happens once in a while (usually!) and it tends to deal with doing something new, something in front of people, or going someplace new.  I tend to get anxious for example, when I am going to a new doctor for the first time.  Nervousness and anxiety are two very

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A Day in the life of a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

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I remember back when I began teaching and I thought that being an LDT-C might be a really cool job. After all, you get to work with many different students individually, you get to figure out how they learn best and you work collaboratively with colleagues. I quickly learned that while that is all true

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