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by swortionery
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: Child Easily frustrated
Replies: 16
Views: 4918

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: 472
Views: 153810

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: 423

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,...
by swortionery
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: Cultivating the love for Reading
Replies: 24
Views: 2359

Re: Cultivating the love for Reading

Not a parent so I can't answer both questions, but coming up with a story in 3 minutes shouldn't be too hard. Just use the following structure: Step 0. Determine characters, setting, and problem. Step 1. Begin with a simple introduction to the setting and characters Step 2. Describe the problem face...
by swortionery
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: Computer games stunt teen brains
Replies: 29
Views: 9454

Re: Computer games stunt teen brains

More important to guide the child to distinguish reality from fiction, in my opinion. Kids being kids, if something is trending in their immediate environment (e.g. school), they'll find a means to experience it. Blocking off access to or condemning that something may not lead to the most favourable...
by swortionery
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: All About Parenting Teenagers
Replies: 392
Views: 89352

Re: All About Parenting Teenagers

For my husband and I, we are on very good terms with our nearly-independent adult girls. But both had to learn when they were young that we parents had the final say, and I think they appreciated that we were sometimes strict and said "no" because we felt that was best for them at those times. At o...
by swortionery
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Replies: 603
Views: 144441

Re: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorde

Would like to share an interesting experience that I had about a month back. I did a series of miniature painting workshops for about 15 kids, many of whom have ADHD and/or ASD. Was able to get all of them to focus for at least 40 minutes. Just did a write-up on it, which you can check out here: htt...
by swortionery
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Dyslexia
Replies: 544
Views: 169409

Re: All About Dyslexia

Hi! Great to see many parents here with the same concern. My son is a dyslexic sitting for his PSLE this year. Stress is building up on him :( Hi, my daughter is taking her PSLE 2019. She did not request for the extra time (access arrangements) but with the stress building up. She is thinking about...
by swortionery
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: All About Working With Children Who Are Weak Academically
Replies: 994
Views: 189856

Re: All About Working With Children Who Are Weak Academicall

Yeah shrugging off negativity may be one of the hardest things to do, but is absolutely essential to the emotional and mental well-being of the child. I tell my students that it's like having a "mental shield" that gets stronger over time. They may think it's hard to develop this "mental shield", bu...
by swortionery
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Autism
Replies: 7997
Views: 859039

Re: All About Autism

Glad to hear your boy's made good progress! Kids on the spectrum have different degrees of the typical traits of ASD. I would say the best gauge would be a couple of years from now when your boy's maturing, to see how he copes with situations of different stress levels. Echolalia, stimming, etc, whi...