Author: LearningRx

10 Myths About Learning Disabilities (and Why They’re False)

It’s not your fault. You’ve taken the advice of well-meaning experts, Googled a few topics, and heard that tutoring helped your neighbor’s daughter after she missed two weeks of school due to appendicitis. And you’re not alone. The myths you’ve believed about learning disabilities have been around for years (with no ill intent!) because we didn’t know better! But now, thanks to advances in science, cognitive remediation programs, and genetic research, we understand more than we ever have about the intricacies of the brain and learning. Here are 10 of the more common myths surrounding learning disabilities and why we now know they’re false.

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Why Bullies Target Struggling Students

While the victim of bullying in a 1950s TV show might eventually see a happy ending, today’s victims of bullying often endure years of depression, anxiety, fear, or humiliation. In particular, an all-too-common victim scenario is that of the struggling student. These children – already coping with low self-esteem, decreased confidence, shame, anxiety, and sometimes, parental disappointment – can easily get caught in an endless cycle: They’re bullied because their low self-esteem (and perhaps poor performance in school) makes them easy targets, and their fear of being bullied can cause them to avoid school, participate less in class, lose interest in academic achievement, or develop an inability to concentrate. It’s a case of “being kicked while you’re down.” But there are things you can do to help!

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Back to School, Back to Homework

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25 Tips to Help Your Student Succeed This Year

Transitioning from a summer of sleeping in, playing all day and staying up late, to a strict school regime with homework and tests is tough for anyone. Factor in things like ADHD, multiple extracurricular activities and a new teacher (and, sometimes, a new school!), and you’ve got the recipe for homework struggles.

So, what’s a parent to do? Before you get resigned to another year of tutoring, stimulant medications for ADHD, or late-night homework marathons, consider these 25 tips to help your student succeed.

Read the tips HERE.

 

Beat the heat!

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Cheap Indoor Activities to Keep Their Brains (& Hands!) Occupied

It’s easy to keep kids busy in the summer when the sun is shining and a swimming pool (or beach) awaits. But the uber-hot days when the pool is full or rainy days when you’re stuck inside can be a bit more of a challenge, especially when you’re trying to avoid raising couch potatoes.

Here are 10 ideas to help you keep your child’s brain engaged without breaking the bank.

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