Strengths and Weaknesses

All too often, children with learning disabilities are seen through their weaknesses. Like anyone else, however, they have many strengths. It is of the greatest importance to focus on the strengths that your child has and show them to other people. It will not only to help others who... Read More

So, My Child Has Been Recommended for Testing - What Do I Do Now?

You've just received a call from your child's teacher. As your blood pounds in your ears, you hear her explain how she has noticed your child having difficulty with some academic subject in school. Your child is not understanding math or reading the way the other children do. So she... Read More

Understanding The Report

"No thank you. Don't bother to send me the report about the testing results. I won't understand it anyway. I'll just listen at the meeting." Those were the words of more than one parent I spoke with whose children had been tested to see if they needed special education services.... Read More

Alias: Aptitude

Be aware. You may become totally overwhelmed when you get the results of the special education testing on your child. There is a lot of "stuff" on that report! And much of it sounds like a foreign language to many people. You get one piece the results from the Intelligence... Read More

The Forgotten Secret of the Ancient Greeks that Shows Us How to Keep Our Teenagers Out of Trouble

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a... Read More

The Real Problem With Todays Teenagers (And Why Most Parents Just Dont Get It!)

An address given by Rev. David B. Smith (aka. 'Fighting' Father Dave)at the Sydney Town Hall, February 21st 2003. Dave was addressing students, parents & teachers at the Fort Street High School speech day. "The inspiration of a noble cause involving human interests wide and far, enables men... Read More

Meeting The True Needs of Children Diagnosed As ADHD

How should one look upon Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and what is the effective way to aid those who are given this diagnosis? There has been considerable debate as to whether or not ADHD is a genuine disorder. Psychiatrist and professor Robert Hedaya (1996, pg. 140) mentions that an... Read More

Im a Mom, Shes a Mom: Being an Adult with Your Parents

On one of her quarterly visits to see her grandson, my three-year-old son, my mother ignores the available front seat of the car, crowds into the back next to the car seat and promptly unwraps a lollipop. Feeling the tension rising, I recall the numerous conversations where I so proudly... Read More

Top Seven Tips for Back-to-School Success

Parents play a critical role in their child's success. These seven tips from http://www.goalsettingforstudents.com explain how to help your child set and achieve goals for the new school year. 1. Set 30, 60 and 90-day goals - with your child. What's most important for the first 30 days?... Read More

Back to School; Time to Recharge

The back-to-school shopping is done. Brand new pencils, colored markers, and notebooks fill my daughter's back pack. I've cleaned off the refrigerator in preparation for the new onslaught of pictures and class notices. School's started. She is excited to be back amongst her friends. I find myself in the everyday... Read More

In The News:

A hairy collection worth thousands goes on display at the Philadelphia Museum of History. Collector, Robert Peck, couldn’t believe whose hair he rescued from the trash.
Excavations in Israel are shedding new light on the history of a Biblical site linked to the Ark of the Covenant.
A "treasure trove" of dinosaur footprints — from at least seven different species — that date back about 100 million years have been uncovered by storm surge in the United Kingdom, researchers from the University of Cambridge revealed on Monday.
A strong storm likely caused a massive Atlantic bluefin tuna to wash up on a beach in Scotland over the weekend, creating quite a spectacle on the island of Sanday.
WASHINGTON — To find life on Mars, scientists may need to give up surface exploration and "go deep."
A team of paleontologists recently announced the discovery of a new horned dinosaur — a member of the Triceratops family — in the midst of 73-million-year-old rocks in southern Arizona.
WASHINGTON — The history of maritime vessels in the U.S. is preserved in an unlikely place — at the bottom of a river.
The concept of time travel has always captured the imagination of physicists and laypersons alike. But is it really possible? Of course it is. We’re doing it right now, aren’t we? We are all traveling into the future one second at a time.
Divers have recently found the barred knifejaw, a fish native only to Japan, swimming in the waters of Monterey Bay, Calif.
Europa may be the most likely place to host alien life. Beneath its surface is a salty ocean, warmed by the play of gravity on the moon’s metal core. But how do you peer through sheet ice?
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Develop Your Childs Genius: Improving Concentration and Focus

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Bless Your Child With The Name

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Building Your Childs Self-Esteem

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Why Fathers Are Such a Necessary Component in the Raising of Their Children.

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Elephants and Teenagers

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Top Seven Tips for Back-to-School Success

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Child Discipline - Be Consistent With Your Child

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Develop Your Childs Genius: One Step Farther

When is a person brilliant? When does a person show... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: How to Build Trust

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Diagnosing ADHD in Your Child, an Introduction

Everyone in a private practice setting who works with children... Read More

Humans and Their Innate Need for Drug Stimulation

We know that ancient cultures and Indians and the like... Read More

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When you think about it, probably the one thing that... Read More

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Discipline

Discipline is a necessary part of parenting yet it makes... Read More

How Being a Mom Makes You a Better Professional

"Becoming a parent can make you a better worker," New... Read More

How Can I Teach My Child Respect?

A common theme over the past 20 years has been... Read More

Remember The Generation Gap?

The techniques of managing relationships between parents and their children... Read More

5 Ways To Tell If A Preschooler Is Living In Your House

1. You reheated the same cup of coffee three times... Read More

The Great Baby Name Debate

Winifred or Willow? Thomas or Troy? The name you choose... Read More

Three Tips to Get Children with Sleeping Problems Asleep

According to the American Sleep Association 70% of all babies... Read More

Parenting - Give Your Child The Tools To Build Strong Character And Values

There are many parenting styles. Yours may be very different... Read More

The Importance of Mothers

Moms, did you ever question your value as a role... Read More

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What Do We Mean by Attention Anyway?

When we talk about attention, we are talking about two... Read More

How To Be Your Childs Sex Educator

The debate in many towns continues throughout this country about... Read More