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Meet Brochie Weinberg: Why Do Our Children Worry So Much?

A+ Solutions is excited to announce our next presentation with Brochie Weinberg MS, LPCC Her topic: Why Do Our Children Worry So Much: Helping Children Work Through Their Anxiety This is such an important issue. Our children seem more worried and anxious then ever. Younger kids are worried when you leave them, they are scared to try new activities and many have problems going to sleep at night. Older kids are worried about their classes, their teachers, and their homework. They are concerned about fitting in with their friends and getting … [Read More...]

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Anxiety And Kids: Why Do Our Children Worry So Much?

We are gearing up for A+ Solution's next program: Brochie Weinberg, MS, LPCC Why Do Our Children Worry So Much: Helping Children Work Through Their Anxiety Tuesday, February 10, 2015 7:30 PM Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium 26001 S. Woodland Rd. Why Do Our Children Worry So Much: Helping Children Work Through Their Anxiety According to the ADAA, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, "Anxiety is a normal part of childhood, and every child goes through phases." However, it seems as if modern kids are more anxious … [Read More...]

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A+ Solutions: Sensory Processing In Young Children

Tonight we had a great class given by A+ Solution's Occupational Therapist, Aliza Feldman, MSOTR/L: Sensory Processing In Young Children We discussed the Sensory Systems and how Sensory Integration Dysfunction may appear in each of the following areas: Visual Auditory Tactile Olfactory Gustatory Vestibular Proprioception Aliza talked about how effective it is when we forewarn children and plan for activities that they might find difficult. For example, if they have an auditory processing issue then you want to let them know: … [Read More...]

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Empathy: Let Kids Figure It Out Themselves…

My friend just sent me this great video that sends us a humorous message about reflective listening. Sometimes we learn best through laughter.. So what is the video all about? Most people do not need us to fix their problems- they really just want us to listen. In an old post, Resilience: Teaching Kids To Help Themselves, we discussed this. For example: If your child says: “I can’t do this research paper!” Don’t try to fix it: “You should complain to the teacher, maybe I will give him a call.You should not have to do this ridiculous … [Read More...]

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Yell Less, Love More: Simple Ways To Parent Without Anger 2

Our First Book Club, based on the book, "Yell Less, Love More" by Sheila McCraith, went off without a hitch on Tuesday evening. In our last post, I shared with you some of the questions and comments that came up in our discussion. In our handout that I compiled for the book club, I wrote down some sayings that the author had quoted in her book. I thought they were great springboards for discussion. However, we had so much to say on our own, we didn't even get to them. I figured, I would write them down here and see what you have to … [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 […]

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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 […]