November 18, 2014

Thankful for your kids? Do they know?

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by Kathy Kuhl Are you thankful for your children? Do they know it? Some kids have no clue what their parents like about them. Some parents would be horrified to know this. We keep our eyes on our long term goals for our kids. So sometimes when our children fail, we speak up at such […]

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October 15, 2014

Why change the menu for struggling learners

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By Kathy Kuhl When little Timothy* (name changed) gave me a big smile, I was surprised. When he hugged me, I was floored. Though I’d known him since his birth almost four years before, been to his home often, and regularly been hugged by his parents and sister as they greeted me, Timothy rarely even […]

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October 08, 2014

Secrets of Social Success

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(Part 3 on finding the right extra-curricular activities) By Kathy Kuhl Last time, I wrote about helping your child with learning challenges get ready for their new group (a club, scouts, choir, or the like.) But for some kids, getting the work done and getting the gear together is the easy part. It’s the social […]

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December 06, 2013

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: Review of John Gottman’s book

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Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman, Ph.D., with Joan DeClaire. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. 220 pages. Review by Kathy Kuhl How do your children deal with feelings—their own and other people’s? Not being able to deal with emotion wisely can cripple your children’s future. John Gottman, offers […]

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January 09, 2013

Lonely, Sad and Angry: How to Help Your Unhappy Child by Barbara D. Ingersoll, Ph.D. and Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Lonely, Sad, and Angry: Help for Your Unhappy Child. 2001. ISBN 978-1886941458 Does anger, loneliness, or sadness dominate the life of a child you know—not just for a few bad days, and maybe not every hour—nearly every day? It could be depression. How do you know? Psychologists Barbara Ingersoll and Sam […]

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