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Being a Tween or Teen can be tough when life is normal.  With the restrictions due to COVID-19  it is even harder. Many important milestones, in the lives of youth, have been altered this spring. Many activities have been cancelled: graduations, trips, driving lessons, sports, clubs, etc.   Socializing and gaining independence are very important for teens and tweens.  Youth may resist help and routines suggested by parents. Future events can seem so far away
Adults have learning disabilities too!   So much of our focus is on supporting children and their families through the academic challenges that can come with their academic career but we also need to acknowledge that for many, learning disabilities also impact adults in the workplace.  In school, students with learning disabilities vary greatly in their need for support. Some need a special school, some a special class, some resource support, and some cope nicely
The International Day of Families is an observance celebrated by the United Nations. The organization recognizes families as the basic unit of society. Therefore, it is fundamental that families have its importance acknowledged. Many different countries and communities all around the world organize events to celebrate the observance. International Families Day occurs annually on May 15th. Sometimes there are people who feel like family, who we treat like family, who have no traditional relationship to
May 10th marks Mother’s Day in Canada.  For many families it is the Moms that manage the learning disability – that is the case in our house! The constant contact with the school, following up on medical appointments or assessments, booking the next meetings, researching strategies to help your child.  We understand the exhaustion that comes from all that work and we want to thank you for all that you do to make your child
So many kids with learning disabilities and ADHD suffer from low self-esteem.  They often feel constantly corrected and perpetually punished which contributes to their low self-esteem.  It is not easy to boost a child but the article below is a positive article on how to help support kids in this area.  The focus of these steps is on children’s natural talents, creating connections and rewarding effort.  The ADHD Soul Shine Kit: Build Your Child’s Self

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