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by swortionery
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Replies: 573
Views: 123903

Re: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

I have ADHD too. One of its strengths, as I like to explain to my clients, is that it allows one to see order in chaos. Does that resonate with any of you?
by swortionery
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Dyslexia
Replies: 536
Views: 154396

Re: All About Dyslexia

I would advise getting intervention, e.g. through the DAS. A good therapist should be able to spot what your boy's underlying weaknesses are and patch those gaps.
by swortionery
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: All About Teaching Values
Replies: 435
Views: 140122

Re: All About Teaching Values

Parents tend to think that children are naturally loving and generous with their affection. This is true, but for loving sentiments to last, they need to be reciprocated. It's chilling to realize that over the course of a typical busy day, the phrase "I love you" is probably the one that a child is...
by swortionery
Tue May 28, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: How to motivate your child to read independently?
Replies: 52
Views: 8249

Re: How to motivate your child to read independently?

Have you noticed that kids seem to follow their parents' footsteps? It's no surprise, because at that young age, they are looking for an example to follow. Just be an example to them by reading what you like in front of them and I'm sure they will pick it up after a while. Oh yeah, cannot stress en...
by swortionery
Tue May 28, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: Upset with home math tutor
Replies: 12
Views: 1269

Re: Upset with home math tutor

I've heard nothing but positive things about Study Room (a few of my own students attend classes there, as I don't do Math). Check them out!

http://studyroom.sg/
by swortionery
Sat May 18, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: [World Health Organization] Limited or No Screen Time for Children Under 5
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: [World Health Organization] Limited or No Screen Time for Children Under 5

Yup, parents have to be very firm about certain boundaries. You wouldn't allow your child to do something that could potentially cause themselves serious harm, so excessive or unpermitted usage of the phone or tablet should be no exception too. That being said, it's also important for parents to rem...
by swortionery
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: Child Easily frustrated
Replies: 16
Views: 4287

Re: Child Easily frustrated

Teach the stoplight with deep breathing. You’ve probably heard a lot about the power of deep breathing lately, and for good reason. When done properly, deep breathing can calm a child’s senses and help that child work through a frustrating event without resorting to screaming. Aye, breathing right ...
by swortionery
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: All About Teaching Values
Replies: 435
Views: 140122

Re: All About Teaching Values

Another key thing is that your child may not immediately replicate the behaviour that you're trying to model for them. With time and consistency, however, the likelihood increases, until there comes a point when they're able to internally normalise such values and their accompanying behavioural patt...
by swortionery
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: Snow plough parenting
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Snow plough parenting

Yup. Some of my older students and I have been following the political movements in the US for a while now, and across the board, it's observed that sheltered young people tend to develop "special snowflake identities". It's good to encourage your child to work in the direction of his/her strengths,...