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Adolescence can be the cruelest place on earth. It can really be heartless.  ( Tori Amos)

It is what we say and do when we're angry that creates the very model our children will follow when dealing with their own frustrations.

Don't wait for him to turn 10 before you reveal that you are not in fact the hired help whose job it is to clean up after him.

The challenge of adolescence is to balance the right of the parents to feel they are in charge with the need of the adolescent to gain independence.

It's more effective to reward your child for being "good" (appropriate) than to punish him for being "bad" (inappropriate).

The more 2 parents differ in their approaches to discipline, the more likely it leads to trouble for the child.

Parenting style matters - a lot!

"Moody" and "unpredictable" are adjectives parents will often use when referring to their teenagers.

Simple rules adhered to when children are young can prevent more serious problems later.

"Parents aren't the cause of ADHD, but they are part of the solution." (Kenny Handleman, M.D.)

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Brain Facts # 6

 

 

Brain Imaging

A key contributor to our growing understanding of neuroplasticity was the development of brain imaging technology. By allowing scientists to produce images of the brain that show its structure, as well as where activity spikes as it engages in various cognitive activities, these neuroimaging methods have revolutionized neuroscience in the same way that the telescope revolutionized astronomy.

There are 2 types of brain imaging: structural and functional. Structural imaging provides information about the shape and volume of the brain and its various parts and includes: computed axial tomography (CAT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Functional imaging, which includes functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) shows patterns of brain activity allowing researchers and clinicians to identify specific regions of the brain that spike in activity when an individual performs a specific task.

CLASSROOM & HOMEWORK TIPS for SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN

“Children who can use and understand nonverbal communication comprehend the fundamentals of human interaction and communication much better than children who can’t. They tend to be more cooperative and attentive in school. They are able to pick up on unspoken cues and figure out situations that might baffle other children.Children who have a hard time with nonverbal communication are likely to have a hard time in school and with friends.” (Stanley Greenspan M.D.)

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  A teenager’s brain is not just an adult brain […]

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A program for children with reading problems

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Many parents wonder what hit them when their sweet little baby turns into an unreasonable toddler – ideas for dealing with mealtime, bedtime, temper tanturms, toilet training, noncompliance, etc.

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