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Good Parenting: Learning To Value Our Kids For Who They Are

Understanding your child, starts with getting to know their innate temperament and personality.The more we learn about a child's temperament and personality, the easier it is for us to get along with our child, stop power struggles, connect with them in deeper ways and help raise them to meet their full potential. There are even more advantages. We can gain a better appreciation of our own personalities and temperament and how it may or may not clash with our children. We can also learn under what conditions we work best, based on our … [Read More...]

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Back To School: Helping The Child With Speech and Language Difficulties: Part 2

In our last post, A+ Solution's Speech Pathologist, Anna Fredman, MS.CCC-SLP, discussed the difficulties that children with speech and language delays may encounter when returning to school. So what can parents do to help make the back-to-school period smoother for the child with a language disorder? Here are a few suggestions: • Communicate with your child’s teacher(s): Even when a student has a documented language disorder, teachers may be thinking more about the impact on schoolwork and less about how it affects general classroom … [Read More...]

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Socially Speaking: The Link Between Language And Social Skills

A+ Solutions is glad to announce our next educational program for pre-school parents!We are partnering with the Mandel JCC pre-school here in Cleveland. You can sign up here: Socially Speaking: The Link Between Language And Social Skills … [Read More...]

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Raising A Spirited Child: Book Review

I love Mary Sheedy Kurcinka's book: Raising A Spirited Child. In her book she writes, “knowledge of temperament allows you to see a child’s negative response not as a threat to your authority but simply as a strong communication of his feelings. Predicting those feelings allows you to step into their world and work with them.” I learned so much from this book. Mostly I learned that we cannot change or choose a child’s temperament or personality; it is innate. We can learn as much as we can about it. We can be our childrens guide in … [Read More...]

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Back To School: Helping The Child With Speech and Language Difficulties

Guest post by Anna Fredman, MS.CCC-SLP, A+ Solutions, Speech Pathologist With summer winding down and fall on its way, most students will tell you with some measure of resignation that back-to-school means back to homework, back to tests and projects, and the end of fun days spent at the pool. All children must re-acclimate to sitting in the classroom and making time for homework, and a student who struggles academically in any area will likely have a harder time. But for students with speech/language challenges in particular, this … [Read More...]

Parenting Responsible Children

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Emotional Intelligence For Kids: Teach Them To Calm Themselves

                What is all this hype about emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence is the new buzzword in education and parenting. Research has shown that it is an important factor in helping our kids have healthy relationships with their spouses, friends and co-workers. Adults who are emotionally intelligent are happier […]

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Whose Report Card Is It Anyway? Encourage Your Child To Take Responsibility For Their School Work

I remember the feeling of anticipation and nervousness in elementary school when report cards were handed out. I wasn’t the greatest student but I always did okay, A’s, B’s and once in a while a few C’s. Whatever I did get my parents were pretty cool about it. They knew I was an avid reader […]

Nurture Yourself

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5 Surefire Ways To Stop Losing It With Your Kids

Every parent messes up. We say things we don’t mean. We yell at our kids because we are tired. We sometimes blame our children for things they never did. We may accuse our children of behaving badly when that was never their intention. We act in a way that we swore we would never act. […]

Moms Have Got A Lot To Do: Manage Your Time Effectively

Sometimes I feel like my world is spinning out of control. There is always so much to do, laundry, grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning. In our fast paced world it is important to stop and think about effective ways to manage our time. Julie Morgenstern, in her book “Time Management from the Inside Out” advises […]