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Six Easy Ways to Develop Better Study Skills

Study skills are learned over time.  While your child will be responsible for building good study skills, you can help support their growth by providing suggestions, supplying structure and organizing your home in a way that supports development of their study skills.  Your child’s age will determine […]

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Help Your Stressed Out Teen Relax

According to a recent survey done for the American Psychological Association, teens are feeling more stressed-out than adults today with school being a main cause. Fully 83% reported that traditional schools were a somewhat or significant source of their stress. Twenty-seven percent reported “extreme stress levels” during […]

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How to Stay Calm During a Teenage Tantrum

Teenage tantrums can be scary for both you and your teen. Staying calm in the face of a teenage tantrum, especially one where your teenager is pushing your buttons in that special way only they can do, challenges even a naturally patient parent. So how do you […]

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Your Child’s Teacher Wants to Hear from You

A fear of bothering your child’s classroom teacher may make you reluctant to contact him or her.  But what if communicating with your child’s teacher actually helps them do their job? Research from Vital Smarts shows there are five things that teachers want parents to tell them […]

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7 Warning Signs Your Elementary Student Needs a Tutor

Lake Washington School District just finished elementary school parent-teacher conferences.  If you have an elementary student in Lake Washington School District we hope your conference went well. Early in the year elementary goal setting conferences can be useful.  However, if you don’t get a follow up conference, you are left […]

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Too Much Screen Time Is Hurting Your Child’s Grades!

A recent study out of Cambridge University found that a student’s grades are being dramatically impacted by the amount of screen time they are exposed too.   The study looked at over 800 fourteen and fifteen-year-old students, who on average, spent a total of four hours interacting with […]

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Five Free Homework Websites

Tears flow freely after spending an hour trying to solve a math problem.  My child pats my back sympathetically and reminds me to use a “growth mindset” when facing a challenge. Experts may debate if and when parents should help with homework, but the reality exists that […]

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Mom, I HATE School!

Okay, here we go.   Your worst nightmare is happening, well, maybe not your worst, but definitely one of them. Everybody else’s kids seem to be delighted to be going back to school and yours is still lying in bed with the covers drawn tightly over the top […]

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Enjoy Your Family this Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day celebrates the contributions and achievements of American workers, and for families, marks the last weekend of the summer or an early long weekend in the new school year.  The long weekend away from your paid labor gives you time to relax and enjoy your family. Unfortunately, modern society […]

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Ten Tips to Help You Manage Your Teen’s Phone

As summer comes to an end, so possibly do freedoms that will not fit into the more structured school year.  A social life-line as much as a technology device, your child or teen’s summer phone habits may need to be replaced with a more structured school year […]

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Autism vs. Awesome-ism©
By Dr. Melodee Loshbaugh, Co-founder & Executive Director of Brock’s Academy, Woodinville, WA

>What if we decided to just open our minds and see things from a wider, more diverse perspective?

>What if we didn't easily label and categorize people that we perceive to be different than us?

>What if we learned to think about people and differences as not right or wrong, but just different gifts?

>What if we fully believed and accepted that there is, and always has been, neurodiversity (i.e. cognitive differences) in the world?

>What if we accepted that neurodiversity is a brilliant achievement of Mother Nature?

>What if we entered each day believing each one of us is uniquely created and here to serve a higher purpose?

>What if we believed our job is to support one another in achieving that higher purpose?

>What if our differences are here to teach us appreciation, compassion, acceptance and to challenge us to stay open to all?

>What would that be like? # # #

Ryan, a 14-year old autistic student, writes:
>Meet me where I am.
>Stop trying to fix me. I don’t try to fix you.
>See my gifts, talents and strengths, not things you think I should have; see the “me” I was born with.
>Learn from me. Sit with me. Try to see the world from my perspective.
>Love me unconditionally and find ways to support me in what I came here to contribute to the world.
>Appreciate me.
>Just because I am experiencing the world in a different way than you are doesn’t mean it’s wrong, so stop judging me.
>I am me and I am beautiful.
>I am happy and I am whole. # # #

Copyright 2017—Dr. Melodee Loshbaugh
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