Teaching Your Child to just say “Please”, “Thank You” and “Sorry” is a mistake. Here’s why

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As far back as most of us can remember, it was considered a part of good breeding and manners to teach children to say “please”, “thank you” and “sorry”.  The problem is that most of the time, children just learned to recognize when it was time to say these things or were reminded by their parents, and then they just … Read More

The Dream Child

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  Bella, a savvy 13 year old, was having a great deal of difficulty with her parents.  Her parents were having a great deal of difficulty with her.  Bella had some learning difficulties which were frustrating to her because she was so naturally bright.  Her private tutor, a practiced learning specialist who had a way with teens, reported that Bella … Read More

It’s not Always ADD/ADHD

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              Ever since ADD/ADHD has become such a buzzword, it has stirred up a great deal of controversy and become a continuously researched condition.  We now have a much better idea of what ADD is, how it relates to  poor functioning of the prefrontal cortex and what behaviors it elicits.  The problem is, most … Read More