Since school has started, my inbox has been flooded with questions about homework from my non-educator friends. Homework should have an actual purpose and there are developmentally appropriate amounts of times for their grade level. That also means that not every single child is ready for that developmental stage. According to the National Education Association, […]
Development & Learning
Failure and fear of failing cause children to act bored and dismissive. Most kids seem to think it’s better to be called a lazy slacker than labeled a dummy. The kid who’s not sure he’ll be a success at something hides by being “too cool for school.”
Everyone is familiar with the term ADHD. Unfortunately, the term is thrown around too frequently and inaccurately. As a result, we are quick to label any child with behavior problems as having ADHD, which is not always true. And in order for children to get the appropriate tools and services to help them, they need […]
Pediatrician Jennifer Helmcamp discusses the difference between an energetic, slightly hyperactive child and a child with a true disorder such as ADHD.
Nothing is harder for a parent to watch than seeing their child suffer. Whether it’s emotional or physical, it hurts the parents just as much, or sometimes even more, than the child. When the pain your child is suffering is happening at school, it is almost unbearable. Parents will do nearly anything to ensure the […]