How to Better Manage Morning Stress Before School

School morning stress is all too real. For some families, it’s the most difficult time of day with emotions running high while everything else seems to come to a standstill. Meanwhile, the clock keeps ticking, and before you know it, the bus has taken off while the kids are struggling to get their shoes on. What should be an opportunity for the family to catch their breath before getting to work becomes the most stressful part of the day.

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Helping Your Child with Learning Differences Express Themselves

We communicate our ideas and values through little, everyday choices like clothes we wear or whether or not we add an emoji to a text. It may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but even the most mundane quirk becomes an important part of who we are and how we connect with others. That’s one of the reasons why it’s so important for parents to help their children find healthy ways to express themselves.

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Dr. Harold Koplewicz on Raising Resilient Kids in an Age of Anxiety

One of the nation’s leading child and adolescent psychiatrists, Dr. Harold Koplewicz will be hosting the first presentation of Eagle Hill’s 21-22 virtual Speaker Series on November 2, 2021, at 7 p.m. Register today!

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Classroom Coping Skills for Children with ADHD

Children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often experience difficulty focusing, especially in the classroom. It doesn’t help that many educational settings are not necessarily conducive to learning differences, even ones as frequently diagnosed as ADHD. That’s why it’s important to make sure your child is equipped with the best skills to help them succeed in any environment.

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Practicing Executive Functioning At Home for Kids With Learning Differences

While every child has a different approach to learning, those diagnosed with language-based learning differences may need additional support in and outside of the classroom. Currently, 14% of all public schools in the U.S. offer specialized education services, which only covers a fraction of the children who use or need these services to learn important skills—like executive functioning.

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Influential People You Didn't Know That Have Learning Differences

History is full of innovators that have found success with learning differences like dyslexia or auditory processing disorder (APD). While many of them lived at times when these conditions were misunderstood, what has been recorded in history books can help us to draw reasonable conclusions.

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What Kind of Learning Style Does Your Child Have?

It’s no secret that each child is unique—ask any parent with multiple children and they’ll be quick to tell you just how different each child is. From the way they speak to the things they love, each child has particular interests, needs, and preferences of their own.

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Ramp Up the Routine for a Strong Back-to-School Start in September!

After a tumultuous 2020 and the implementation of online learning for many students, which impacted nearly every aspect of our children’s lives, there are a lot of questions and concerns still lingering. Is my child ready to go back to school full time? What happens if another wave hits? What can I do to make sure their transition back goes as smoothly as possible?

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How to Help Your Child Learn to Self-Regulate

Knowing how to self-regulate can be difficult at any age. Picture yourself in rush hour traffic, for example, or in the midst of an argument. We’ve all been faced with challenges that have pushed our boundaries and influenced our behavior. It takes years of growth, empathy, and patience to learn how to manage emotions and responses in high-stress situations. But for children with learning differences, building self-regulating skills isn’t always an intuitive part of getting older.

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Our Favorite (Educational) Summer Activities for Kids

When your child is in school, you have peace of mind that they’re learning and growing in a structured environment that gets them outside and gives them an opportunity to socialize. Summer vacation, on the other hand, is a well-deserved break from that routine. But as you suddenly go from a set schedule to all that free time, it can be a bit overwhelming for parents and children alike.

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