The Reading Room

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Encouraging reading - A parent's perspective

Feb 23, 2010 | By Molly Totoro
How do you get a non-reading child to read? Or try a teenager?  It's no easy task. A parent-teacher shares her honest story. This is a subject that is near and dear to my heart - although I am not sure that I have any definitive answers. As an English ...
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Disciplining children during a divorce

Feb 16, 2010 | By Kelly Boyer
Positive Ways Divorcing Parents Can Deal with Behavioral Problems Disciplining is not easy while trying to parent through a divorce or separation. Parents need to understand the importance of setting rules and following through. When parents are having relationships problems, it is not uncommon for children to negatively act out ...
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Discipline activities for young children

Feb 08, 2010 | By Kelly Boyer
Ways Parents Can Help Children Understand Their own Behavior Stages of development are different for every child, especially when it comes to discipline. Parents have the difficult job of discovering what techniques really work. Parents can encourage children to use their own problem solving skills to help them become accountable ...
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Does diet matter?

Feb 03, 2010 | By Gillian FitzGerald
Acting like you eat. How diet can impact kids' behavior, especially with ADHD. Following recent articles on Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), one of our readers asked us to look into whether diet had any impact. Research he had read said not, which both he and I found hard to believe. ...