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Why Can’t Johnnie Read?

When we look at the many problems in the educational systems today, do we ever ask the basic question, why can’t Johnnie read? With all our sophistication and technical know-how, why can’t Johnnie read? Is it because the people who are making decisions concerning education are so removed from education that they really have lost touch with children? Is it because parents don’t get involved enough with their children to make sure their children can read? Or is it because the schools are under so much pressure to pass the standardized tests that somebody forgot to take the time to teach Johnnie how to read?

Basic Reading Strategy

How many times have we heard that reading is the foundation for education? We have also heard if our children don’t learn how to read they won’t be successful in school. These statements are made all the time, but this kind of lip service does nothing to help our children read. This article provides a few basic reading strategies that parents can try with their children at home.

Dealing With Temper Tantrums – You Vs Your Child

Learn the most effective way in dealing with temper tantrums. Find out why it doesn’t have to be “you vs. them” and why dealing with temper tantrums can be easier than you thought!

Hide Vegetables in Child-Friendly Smoothies

Kid won’t eat vegetables? The problem is very common, according to many parents. Most kids, however, love applesauce, chocolate, carrot cake and peanut butter cookies. A blender can help you combine both worlds: the sweetness of the typical kid-friendly dishes with the health value of vegetables.

ADD and ADHD Treatment: How and When Cognitive Behavior Therapy Is Helpful

Students with ADD and ADHD often feel like the world is against them. Their parents, teachers and kids at school consistently react negatively towards them. All this disapproval weighs heavily on children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. Read on to find ways to help these children remove this burden.

The Top 10 Time Management Tips for Parents

Parents of young children are time-strapped and stressed. But there are solutions that can help find and make more time in the day to get everything done AND have time for creative action. Read on for the top ten tips of time management for parents.

Ways to Raise a Child Who Loves Reading

The majority of us learn through reading. Robust reading skills and a love of reading, both for education as well as entertainment, will serve us well our entire lives. It is necessary to us as parents to make certain we teach our kids to read early and that we enable them to form a love of reading that will persist with them through their entire lives.

Attention Deficit Disorder: Why Tutoring Isn’t Helping

Parents of children with Attention Deficit Disorder often find that the hours and money spent on tutoring does not significantly improve their children’s grades. This is because tutoring and remedial programs do not address the root of the issue. Learn what does.

Depression and Anxiety in Children and A Child’s Emotional Capacity to Experience Both

Not that long ago a common myth regarding depression in children, held by many medical practitioners at the time, was that a young child didn’t have the emotional capacity to experience depression. And because both anxiety in children and depression were viewed separately by these practitioners, overlooking the possibility that the symptoms for both conditions might be related meant the debilitating effects of the depression usually went untreated.

Potty Training Tips For Your Busy Toddler

Every parent must go through the experience of potty training their child. This is an exciting time in a family’s life, since diapers go away, but the process can sometimes feel frustrating. Many different strategies exist, but a few tips remain consistent throughout them all. In this article, we will discuss those important and effective tips.

Parenting Tips: When Your Teen “Comes Out”

Most parents believe that they are very capable of handling any problem that comes their way, especially if it pertains to their kids. However, more often than not, Moms and Dads are caught virtually unprepared when their teens inform them that they are gay or lesbian.

Tips On Better Parenting

Parenting is one of the major tasks that you will need to perform when you and your spouse finally have kids. Obviously, there is no such thing as a “perfect” parent, considering the fact that no two children are the same and would probably require different parenting approaches.

Parenting Tips: When Your Child Is Afraid of School

It is not uncommon for parents to notice at some point during their child’s life when he or she is afraid of school. Fear is a very strong and real emotion arising from a perceived threat in the school environment. This should not be thought of by parents as an excuse by their child to stop going to school because they are lazy. Far from it.

Teens and Pornography: Let’s Talk

More and more teens are becoming addicted to pornography. With access to it ever increasing, how can parents help their teenagers to fight this battle? Is it about piling on the consequences? Stricter boundaries? Or something more?

Feelings Don’t Matter When Disciplining a Child – Or Do They?

Disciplining needs to be individualized for your child. Feelings communication will reveal your child’s critical inside parts: personality, basic needs, and developmental stage.

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