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Supporting the Emotional Needs of Kids with Learning Disabilities

When a child is diagnosed with a learning disability, it’s not unusual to worry about the academic struggles that the child may be facing but what about the emotional struggles? Rachel Ehmke, managing editor at the Child Mind Institute, has written a wonderfully insightful piece about how to support the emotional needs of kids with learning disabilities. Children with learning disabilities often have anxiety, stress, sadness and low self-esteem. They need you and they need … Continue reading Supporting the Emotional Needs of Kids with Learning Disabilities

International Day of Families May 15th, 2020

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 … Continue reading International Day of Families May 15th, 2020

Building Self-Esteem

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.  Which step do you think might have the largest … Continue reading Building Self-Esteem