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by swortionery
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: Cultivating the love for Reading
Replies: 24
Views: 1822

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: 7913

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: 334
Views: 68428

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: 574
Views: 124795

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: 538
Views: 155295

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: 976
Views: 167168

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: 7988
Views: 818550

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...
by swortionery
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About Autism
Replies: 7988
Views: 818550

Re: All About Autism

Fantastic initiative! Glad the kids got the chance to experience this :). Toys R Us typically isn't the best place for kids on the spectrum to go to, especially during peak hours.
by swortionery
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Special Needs & Learning Difficulties
Topic: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Replies: 574
Views: 124795

Re: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorde

Happy New Year parents! Some of you might know that kids with ADHD have a higher tendency to experience emotional dysregulation, which can lead to overwhelming stress or anxiety. If the start of the school year is a trigger factor for your child, have a look at this article on strategies that you ca...
by swortionery
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: Helping a child to concentrate
Replies: 140
Views: 30876

Re: Helping a child to concentrate

Nilipek33 wrote:Today I've read something very useful. To concentrate you should sit still on the chair, imagine an orange on your head and try not to drop it.
This is an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!