Navigating Tantrums and Meltdowns: Strategies for Parents and Caregivers

Tantrums and meltdowns are common occurrences in childhood, but they can be particularly challenging for parents and caregivers to manage. Whether it’s a toddler’s explosive outburst or an older child’s meltdown, understanding the underlying causes and employing effective strategies can help diffuse these situations and support the emotional well-being of the child. This article delves […]

Unveiling Pathological Demand Avoidance: Understanding the Signs

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a complex behavior profile that is increasingly recognized within the autism spectrum. Characterized by an individual’s overwhelming need to avoid everyday demands and expectations, PDA is rooted in anxiety and an intense aversion to feeling controlled. This unique condition requires a nuanced understanding, especially in identifying its signs, to ensure […]

Decoding Dyscalculia: A Guide to Recognizing Math Learning Challenges in Children

In the diverse landscape of learning differences, dyscalculia stands out as a specific learning disability that significantly impacts an individual’s ability to understand numbers and perform mathematical calculations. Often overshadowed by its more widely recognized counterpart, dyslexia, dyscalculia receives less attention but poses equally challenging obstacles for those affected. This article aims to shed light […]

Strategies to Prevent Passing Anxiety onto Your Children

In today’s fast-paced world, where stress and anxiety are often seen as commonplace, a significant concern for parents is the inadvertent transmission of these feelings to their children. Anxiety can be contagious, and without intending to, parents might find themselves passing on their anxieties to their kids, affecting their well-being and outlook on life. This […]

Bridging the Gap: A Comprehensive Guide to Combating Truancy in Schools

Truancy, a symptom of the broader issue of absenteeism in schools, poses significant challenges to educational institutions and societies at large. It is a multifaceted problem that requires a nuanced understanding and a strategic approach to address effectively. As educators and school leaders grapple with increasing rates of absenteeism, it becomes crucial to dissect its […]

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  • Appropriate mental health treatment
  • School assistance without punitive responses (truancy, failing, grade retention)
  • Educated regardless of their school avoidance
  • A 504 plan or IEP if needed (many school avoidant kids qualify)

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