Student And Parent Resources

Autistic children – early warning signs of autism

Autism is defined as disordered neural development manifested through impaired social interaction skills, difficulties in communication, delayed cognitive development, or repetitive body movements. It’s not fully clear what causes autism or exactly how it affects interaction of nerve cells in the brain; however, autism is connected to rare genetic mutations...
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How to Help Children Cope with Divorce

To ensure children’s happiness and reduce negative psychological consequences, parents must help their kids cope with divorce and make the process as painless as possible. Children can overcome negative effects of divorce and emerge from it confident and strong. They have remarkable healing abilities when they feel loved and supported with reassuring, positive parents. -Deal...
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What is prescription drug abuse and how dangerous is it?

Intentional use of psychoactive medications in nonmedical purposes is, right after marijuana, the second most popular form of drug abuse in teenagers 12 yrs of age and older. Prescription drugs abuse has became a dangerous and growing trend among teenagers in the United States. Mind altering substances, usually prescribed as treatments against...
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How to recognize and deal with violent behavior in children

In order to be help violent children successfully change their behavior, parents need to understand the nature of the problem. Understanding risk factors which influence the development of violent behavior in children and recognizing it’s early signs are crucial in taking the proper actions for correcting the behavior and preventing it from becoming...
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How to recognize and treat child’s anxiety disorder

What is child’s anxiety disorder? Child’s anxiety is usually a normal phase all children go through. It is caused by exposure to some traumatic event or combination of increased vulnerability and some kind of stressor. In its acute phase, anxiety is a normal human response to real danger, a survival...
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Peer pressure – learning to say no!

It’ s natural and healthy to have friends you can rely on. Having fun together, helping each other, introducing each other to new things, books, music, sports or any other interest you may have. But sometimes friends can push us into doing something we know and feel is wrong. This is...
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What parents need to know about peer pressure

Peer pressure is defined as influence a group of individuals has over others which tends to change other’s opinion, behavior, or values in order to conform to group norms. To a certain degree and in various forms, this type of human behavior is present throughout our life. From early childhood all...
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How to recognize and understand the severe consequences of bullying

When you hear of bullying, most people immediately think about children terrorizing other children. This assumption is common, but in order to act against bullying we need to understand what bullying actually means. Bullying is defined as coercing and forced abuse or intimidating others. A bully is anyone (child or...
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Replacing bad dietary habits with healthy eating choices

Eating healthy food and developing healthy eating habits are beneficial for our health and wellbeing in many ways. By choosing to eat healthy (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/pyramid/), you promote good health, stay energetic, prevent development of many diseases such as high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and digestion problems. Quite often we...
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Teaching your child to understand good classroom behavior

Understanding the power of parent – teacher cooperation is a very important component in a student’s success. Knowing the teacher is on your side will help you understand what you can do to make the most of your child’s school year. Sometimes kids don’t behave at school as they do at...
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