Friday, February 26, 2021

Teaching Writing to a Preschooler: How Not to Kill Their Fire.

October 1, 2012 by  
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“Linda!” Nandu puffed out in exasperation “I CAN’T write! I’m just 4!!”

I looked at her: “Nandu, do you know what writing is?”

What About Those Boys?

July 25, 2012 by  
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Boys are 6 times more likely to be “misdiagnosed” with ADD or ADHD….Bonding and attachment must occur before the age of five

Roughhousing is essential for bonding

Hugging, handshaking, back slapping, punching, pinching are modes of bonding

No Child Left Behind… What?

November 23, 2010 by  
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“No Child Left Behind” has inadvertently placed undue emphasis on elements that have nothing to do with academic success. The entire system has instead created a generation of button-pushers who lack critical thinking skills as well as the emotional and social intelligence to get their needs met independently. We are not creating people who are following in the footsteps of our forefathers: independent thinkers, inventors, and self-sufficient pioneers who have the skills and tenacity to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps in Horatio Alger fashion.

Attending to Attention Issues

June 10, 2010 by  
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“My son is struggling in school. He loved it at first, but he’s getting into trouble. He wants to play more, he gets other children laughing, and disrupts what the teacher is trying to do. I know he’s a good boy. What can I do to help him? They’re talking about evaluating him for ADD and ADHD”