Children learn life skills by observing the adults in their lives. Therefore, if we want children to be socially and emotionally competent, we must be cognizant of our own behavior and accept responsibility for being a role model.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) begins in childhood and can last into adulthood. In the majority of cases, symptoms appear in children between the ages of four and six, although they sometimes occur earlier.
It is estimated that 1.5 million children in the United States have a parent in jail or prison and this number increases each year. These children are less likely to succeed in school and more likely to be involved in substance abuse and delinquent behaviors.
A conservative estimate is that one in six children in school today has a parent who is dependent on or addicted to alcohol or other drugs.
Individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) have difficulty processing information. They do the same thing again and again to alleviate their unwanted and distressful thoughts.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in children is a disabling condition that follows a terrifying event that a child learned about, witnessed or experienced.
Why do people with high Intelligence Quotients (IQs) sometimes fail and those of modest IQs often do surprisingly well? In his book Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman concludes that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow.
Most educators agree that children's emotional well-being contributes greatly to their social and intellectual development. However, adults have traditionally denied Children's feelings by saying things such as, "You shouldn't feel that way!" or "You'll be fine.
An angry child is a hurting child who needs help. A parent conference is a first step in understanding what is best for the child.
Helping children overcome emotional problems in the wake of a disaster is a considerable task for parents, teachers, and mental health professionals. Most children have similar fears after a tragic occurrence: that the event will happen again, that someone they love will be hurt or die, and that they may be left alone.
School personnel need to provide a safe, supportive environment where children feel free to discuss their thoughts and feelings about war. By listening carefully and answering questions on a level students can comprehend, children will learn that they are not alone in their concerns.