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Helping Your Child Overcome Educational Hurdles

Lucinda Watrous | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Lucinda Watrous

There may be some children who glide through their academic careers exhibiting a joy in the learning process with minimal difficulties, but I have yet...

How and When to Diagnose Learning Disabilities

Posted 05.26.2015 | Home

Diagnosing a learning disability can be tough if a parent doesn't know the signs or when to be on the look out for a potential learning disability. Dr...

Improve Your Child's Reading Level with "You TELL Me Stories"

Posted 05.26.2015 | Home

Lynn Rubin, founder of "You TELL Me Stories" and expert in the field of childhood learning disabilities, stopped by Mondays with Marlo to talk about h...

Childhood Symptoms of Learning Disabilities

Posted 05.26.2015 | Home

Diagnosis of a learning disability early on is the best way to help a child properly learn and thrive in both personal and educational circumstances. ...

Is ADHD Overdiagnosed?

Posted 05.26.2015 | Home

ADHD overdiagnosis is a hot topic in the media today.Dr. Lydia Soifer and Lynn Rubin, experts in the field of childhood learning disabilities, stopped...

Correctly Diagnosing a Child's Learning Disability

Posted 05.26.2015 | Home

Dr. Lydia Soifer and Lynn Rubin, experts in the field of childhood learning disabilities, stopped by Mondays with Marlo with some great advice for par...

Talking to Your Child About Learning Disabilites

Posted 05.26.2015 | Home

Dr. Lydia Soifer and Lynn Rubin, experts in the field of childhood learning disabilities, stopped by Mondays with Marlo to give some amazing tips to p...

Educational Alternatives for Learning Disabilities

Posted 05.26.2015 | Home

Finding the proper educational resources for your child's learning disabilities can be a struggle, however, Dr. Lydia Soifer and Lynn Rubin, experts i...

The Curious George Dilemma

Susan Linn | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Susan Linn

Your son may fuss at first, but if you're worried that he can't tear himself away or that he struggles a lot when it's time to stop, you can choose to significantly limit or eliminate his screen time until he's older.

Rising #UpForSchool

Sarah Brown | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Sarah Brown

Despite promises made by world leaders, progress on education has stalled, financial aid to basic education is being reduced and both schools and school children are under attack. And now young people see an attack on one student as an attack on them all.

What You Need to Know About Your Baby's Fine Motor Development

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Once young babies discover their fingers, parents are often thrilled to see their children learn to control those little fingers to grasp, pinch or fist. Child development experts call this process of learning to use the small muscles of the hands and fingers fine motor development.

Gather Around Celebrating the Stories of the Season

John McCormick | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The time I've spent telling stories with my sons is one of the greatest treasures of my life. It has created a special bond between us, something that no one else does for them.

Where Are the Stories for African Children?

Deborah Ahenkorah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Deborah Ahenkorah

Growing up in Ghana, as my friends and I sat around the front of the school in our brown and beige uniforms waiting for our parents to pick us up, our conversations would inevitably turn towards our favorite characters in books: The Wakefield Twins from Sweet Valley High and the girls from Babysitters Club.

Rebuilding Education From Turmoil: The Spitler School in Cambodia

Laura Cococcia | Posted 08.09.2013 | Impact
Laura Cococcia

"Parallels can always be found between children everywhere in the world. Children are open vessels waiting to be filled. "

The Problem with 'Boys Will Be Boys'

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.06.2013 | Crime
Soraya Chemaly

I know it's a lurid metaphor, but I taught my daughter the preschool block precursor of don't "get raped" and this child, Boy #1, did not learn the preschool equivalent of "don't rape."

Why the Head Start Headlines Are Wrong

Amanda Moreno, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Amanda Moreno, Ph.D.

If you take a bath on Friday, and get dirty on Saturday, this means the bath was ineffective. The preceding, clearly flawed, logic sums up the misguided hysteria over a recent HHS report showing that the positive effects of Head Start fade out by third grade.

Storytelling at Home for the Holidays

John McCormick | Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

We spend too much time on shopping, entertaining, and shuttling around and too little time with the family. If only there was an alternative? Maybe there is. Try storytelling at home with the kids. It's the perfect activity for the holidays.

It Starts with a Story

John McCormick | Posted 09.17.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Storytelling, in short, teaches a child to walk in another's shoes.

Why Men Don't Have It All, Either

John McCormick | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

For this working dad, rediscovering my own pursuit of happiness starts not at the office, but at home with my family.

Athletes on Trial: Explaining Steroid Use to Children

John McCormick | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

When my baseball-loving son asks about Roger Clemens, what do I tell him?

Take the Father's Day Challenge

John McCormick | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

My family recently complained that Father's Day has turned me into a lazy bum. So this Father's Day, instead of just receiving gifts, I'm going to give back to my family.

Remembering D-Day this Father's Day

John McCormick | Posted 08.05.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

When I became a father, I realized for the first time what it might be like to send a child off to war.

Storytelling in the Age of Screens

John McCormick | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

How do I tear the kids away from flashing lights and explosions and get them to sit with a book or tell a story?

Helping At-Risk Children Succeed in School: There's No Such Thing as Too Early

Anna M. Babin | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Anna M. Babin

How do we help children from lower-income families achieve their full potential in school and life? One fact is sure: Start early.

The Same Story? Again?! Storytelling as an Emotional Security Blanket

John McCormick | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

I used to wonder why my sons asked for the same story night after night. I came to the conclusion that kids simply enjoy the comfort of repetition. Think of it as an emotional security blanket.