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Have You Recently Been Diagnosed as An Adult With ADHD? How To Get Support Right Now

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Have you been diagnosed as an adult With ADHD? That is good news! Now you can learn how to manage it in order to excel in all areas of your life! ADHD is often diagnosed later in life because it can be “hidden” and because fundamentally many people don’t know about ADHD and therefore they …

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Social Skills: How to Detect Gaps and Build Proficiency in Children of All Ages

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Caroline Maguire Educator and Author This article first appeared in the 2022 issue of Parents League Review – Essential Articles on Parenting and Education © 2022 Parents League of New York www.parentsleague.org. Moving from Social Distancing to Social-Emotional Learning As parents, we helped our children with remote learning, remote homework, and remote playdates during the …

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Frustrated With Distractions At Work? 10 Hacks To Quiet The Noise Around You

Do you find yourself stopping what you are supposed to be doing because of distractions at work? Who doesn’t get distracted when the phone rings, co-workers talk about work or weekend activities, and social media notifications hit every few minutes? Sometimes distractions happen while we’re at work, school or at home that make us stop …

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6 Tips to Self-Regulate and Communicate Better This Holiday

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Now more than ever, we need to be reminded of skills to listen, show respect and empathize. Practice these social skills with gusto. There are probably many areas where you agree or where you have a mutual fondness – even if you have to reach as far back as a shared favorite movie or family memory – than you don’t. Reconnecting with that touchstone comes with listening, really hearing the perspective of another person and trying to support another.

How Social Development Fell Behind Last Year and 7 Ways to Help Your Kid Catch Up with Their Peers

As parents, we do our best to ensure our kids don’t fall behind in the “lost year” and yet many parents don’t know what to look for regarding to social emotional development in children, or how to even help if needed. Age-appropriate social development in children includes taking responsibility for actions, evaluating risks and opportunities, …

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How To Read the Room So You’re More Confident Around Your Co-workers

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Some people Read the Room easily, while some don’t. Now, with the extra layer of needing to interpret others virtually, it can be even more nuanced than ever. As a world, we are reaching a social crisis. Stress, loneliness, uncertainty and political divide are just some of the recent demands influencing our ability to Read …

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What Can I Do To Help My Kid Who Seems So Easily Frustrated By Little Things?

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Frustration is something most of us are familiar with. We may have had our hearts set on something that didn’t materialize, or we personally fell short on a goal, or someone had promised us something that didn’t happen. The same frustrations can exhibit in our kids too. And some kids can be more easily frustrated …

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Adults and Teens: Wanna Make Friends? Learn How To Make Small Talk!

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For many adults, teenagers and tweens, making small talk can feel nothing short of torture. Unsure of what questions to ask to keep a conversation going, when to chime in or what topics to talk about in a zoom room or with someone they are interested in, their conversations are stilted. Joining a conversation may …

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Help, I Am the Parent of The Awkward Kid Who Can’t Seem to Socialize Well

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Socializing well may come naturally to some, but it sure doesn’t come easily to others. Your child or teen might be the “Socially Awkward Kid”: the one who avoids direct eye contact, hesitates to initiate a conversation, or desperately relies on one friend. Introverted, Socially Awkward or Socially Anxious? Being introverted is not the same …

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How to Balance Your Child’s Behavior and Your Role

How is your child’s behavior now that school is back.. well, sort of back? Are things moving along smoothly? Is your child, tween or teen excited to be back in school, yet not spending time downtime with friends? Does your child or teen prefer his phone to in-person friends, misses the coach’s clear annoyance, or …

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