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Bad Report Card? What To Do #9: Don’t Punish
Some students are deathly afraid of punishment for poor report card performance. They can obsess over getting high test scores instead of actually learning the material. Even if your child does not perform as well as you would like on a report card, still try to keep the tone positive. Boost their confidence by offering encouraging words. Show some understanding and let them know that you believe in them. This may lower their stress and allow for better grades.
Discontent is the first necessity of progress. If you were not pleased with how any part of last school year went, contact us.
These days noses are running, eyes are puffy and throats are scratchy. It is allergy season. Allergens are what cause those uncomfortable symptoms. They are common yet harmless items such as pollen, mold spores and dust. Allergens are what make people who have allergies sneeze, wheeze, cough or have other symptoms. Allergies are also a common trigger for asthma symptoms. Check back here over the next several days to find ways to keep seasonal allergies under control.
To reduce sibling squabbles, spend a few minutes each day alone with each child. This way they won’t be jockeying for the parent’s attention.
Check back tomorrow for an amazing way to teach siblings co-operation.
To unspoil a child, they need to learn how to earn the items they want to have. Children need to feel a connect between work and money. One way to teach them this is to pay commissions and not allowances. Therefore they will earn money towards items they want for doing chores and tasks. They will learn that if they work, they will get paid. If they do not work, then they will not get paid. That is the rule for parents in the real world, so it might as well be for kids too.
Movie theaters around the country are now welcoming Asperger’s and autistic customers. Traditionally movie theaters can be over-stimulating and confining for people with Asperger’s and autism. These Asperger’s and autism inviting movie theaters schedule monthly sensory-friendly movie showings. During these showings the lights stay on and the sound stays low.
There are many ways certain theater productions are becoming Asperger’s and autism – friendly. They welcome these patrons and address the sensory overload that usually would deter people with sensory problems from attending. Theaters keep the house lights on but just dimmed. The play’s noise is reduced. Actors are introduced to the audience out-of-character before the show begins. Audience members have stress balls to squeeze during the performance. People with Asperger’s or autism are free to get up and move around during the show. If the music feels too overwhelming, they can escape to a designated quiet room. Some shows offer a downloadable book telling them about the show before the day of the performance so they will know what to expect ahead of time.
If your child has certain special needs issues and invited to a birthday party, try to include them as much as possible. If the birthday party is a drop off party, you may ask to stick around by volunteering to help all the kids in order to be there for extra support and safety. Socialization is important and it is your duty to do everything possible to make sure it happens.
The Rivers School of Weston Parent Testimonial
“My son made high honors for the first time! He has been at the Rivers School for over 3 years and in the Weston Public Schools before that. During his entire schooling he always struggled. He battles with executive function which has held him down since he started school. Before we met you, he was turning in around half of his homework assignments and many of them late. Now all of the homework is handed in on time and receiving full credit. You taught him organization and study skills that helped him cope with his executive function. My son earned high honors at Rivers in just a matter of 3 months time. We are thrilled! Thanks Y3K Tutor In Your Home.”