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The Summer Before College: 7 Tips for Parents and Teens

The summer before college represents a huge transition between high school graduation and leaving for school in the fall. Families are proud, excited, worried, and quite busy. There is much to do and prepare for, especially if that teen is headed to college in the fall. The summer after graduation is an exciting and overwhelming […]

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Back to School for the Kid with Social Anxiety

Being a kid with social anxiety isn’t easy.  As adults, many of us still have difficulty sitting down at a table and introducing ourselves to a group of strangers. In fact, many of us can say that if given the choice, we would likely choose not to be in that situation. Remember that your child […]

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How to Talk to Your Children about School Safety Threats

Threats to school safety are an increasingly common fear. Many parents have expressed concerns on how to respond to lock-downs, threats, and reports of violence at their child’s school.  Given the high number of reports of school violence in the last number of years, as well as the 24-hour news coverage of these events, people are understandably […]

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Reading Comprehension Strategies

Reading comprehension is an important skill, starting early in elementary school. In order to show good reading comprehension skills, a person is asked to read, understand, and answer questions about what they’ve read.  Children with ADHD or other learning disabilities, such as Dyslexia, can struggle with reading comprehension.  In these circumstances, instructional strategies can help. […]

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Helpful Classroom Management Strategies for ADHD Students

Many times, children with ADHD have difficulty adjusting to the school environment.  Their symptoms can make school more difficult for them than for other students.  Oftentimes, when working with the school, there are things that teachers and parents can discuss as accommodations to help children with ADHD cope better in the classroom. Here are some […]

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ADHD Accommodations in the Classroom

Many times, parents and teachers ask us for suggestions on how to help develop ADHD accommodations for the classroom. The list below is a compilation of suggestions that may be helpful under these circumstances.  However, it is important to remember that every child is an individual.  Every child with ADHD may benefit from different accommodations […]

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Gaining School Support for Depression in Children

It can be very overwhelming to know what to do when your child seems depressed at school. “Frankie, what I am going to do with you?”  Frankie’s mother sighs, as she wonders these thoughts aloud.   Frankie is a 9-year-old boy attending a new school.  His family moved from out of state recently, and he has […]

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