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Posted on Feb 13, 2017 in Education, Family, News, Relationships, Self Esteem

Love Yourself, Be Healthy

It’s Valentine’s Day. That day when we show those we care about how much we love them. Do you ever stop and consider taking time to show yourself a bit of love, too? Keeping ourselves fit and healthy is the best gift we can give to ourselves – and to those we love. Healthy body, healthy mind Loving yourself means caring for your needs in body and mind. Some ways to do that are: • Stay – or become – physically active. Do you have a desk job? How often do you get up to stretch your legs? Do you have a physically challenging job? How often do you take time to stretch or relax in a nice bath? Movement and stretching are helpful to keep your body healthy. Try wearing a pedometer to monitor your daily steps; add yoga or pilates to your daily routine. • Get quality – and quantity – sleep. Are you getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night? If your mind won’t...

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Posted on Aug 12, 2015 in Anger, Bullying, Children, Counseling, Drug Abuse, Education, Family, News, Parenting, Self Esteem, Social Anxiety, Teens, Therapy

4 Reasons for a Dip in Your Child’s Performance in School

Busy parents running between office and home would prefer things to run as smoothly as possible and the last thing they want to hear is a problem with children at school or below average performance in academics. In the midst of all your regular tasks handling an unmotivated or tense child can become more frustrating if you are unable to control your temper or your child becomes unresponsive. The only way forward is to start spending more time with your child so he or she can slowly trust you and share reason behind the lack of interest in school activities. If your child is not willing to share details about issues troubling him at school then you can try speaking to him about any of the following instances as these are common reasons affecting children in school. Bullying in class Bullying is among the most common reason for children disliking school and expressing disinterest in schoolwork. Children as young as five to six years of age can be very...

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Posted on May 6, 2015 in Children, Education, IEP Individual Education Plan, News

How An Individual Education Plan Can Help Your Child

Children with special needs may not be able to learn properly when they are in an ordinary classroom. They may require a more personalized style of education, where their needs are taken into consideration and a program is created that caters to problems, specific to them. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states that if a child has learning disabilities, then he or she is entitled to a “Free Appropriate Public Education”. Schools must provide these children with specialized care and a form of education that is unique in a way that can help them learn better. Since the Individual Education Plan (IEP) focuses on the individual growth of a student, it helps to understand how much progress they are making. As opposed to a regular classroom, where it is almost impossible to give attention individually to each student, the IEP ensures that the student is improving in class with each session. A list of goals is formed, that every student must reach, to progress. How is student...

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