Snack Attack!

Managing Your Child’s Snacking Most kids (and adults too) love to snack. Afternoon meetings suddenly aren’t as tiring with the promise of snacks. Playdates and sleepovers are made memorable with special snacks. “I’m starving,” is a common outcry when your child arrives home from school and that after school snack

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A Mind is a Difficult Thing to Remind

Helping Your Child Build Executive Function Skills Does your child struggle to remember the instructions you just told him? Does she have a meltdown every time things don’t go as planned? Does it look like a hurricane blew through his room no matter how many times you ask him to

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Winter Olympics At Home

Winter Olympics At Home!

This seasonal funk is what happens when Complex Learners struggle to get the sensory input that they need to stay organized, energized and relaxed enough to fall asleep at night. As a parent of a Complex Learner, you understand your child requires the sensory input that movement provides but with

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Perfectly Unperfect: Realistic Resolutions for Parents of Complex Learners

You did it. You watched the ball drop (or fell asleep). You rang in the New Year with family and friends or your cat and Netflix. You took stock of the past year and wrote down New Year’s resolutions in a spreadsheet or on the back of a napkin. And

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It's All Relative

It’s All Relative

3 Tips For Helping Relatives Understand Your Complex Learner No matter what holidays you celebrate at this time of year you can pretty much count on seeing relatives that you otherwise don’t spend a lot of time with. As a result, you might get a few raised eyebrows when you

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Stress: The Holiday Gift You Want To Return

Stress: The Holiday Gift You Want to Return

4 Tips for Surviving Holiday Hassles The turkey is gone, your favorite coffee shop is serving peppermint and gingerbread drinks, and Christmas music is taking over the radio. You know what that means – it’s officially the holiday season. Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, New Years – whatever you celebrate, the rush

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The World of Complex Learners: Gratitude

Gratitude: So Much More Than a Stuffed Turkey

It’s mid-November, the time of year for turkey and shopping and eating and family and celebration and football! And like the name of our Thanksgiving holiday suggests, it’s a time to reflect on all we are thankful for. But scientists tell us if we demonstrate gratitude all year round it

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5 Takeaways from The Wolf School's Complex Learners Conference

5 Takeaways from The Wolf School’s Fourth Annual Complex Learners Conference

Every year special education professionals, classroom teachers, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and parents gather at The Wolf School for a singular purpose – to increase their knowledge of children with complex learning and attention issues and share strategies to support the optimal cognitive and social growth of Complex

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Trick or Treat?

Halloween: Trick or Treat?

Making Halloween happier for everyone! Take weeks of kids talking about costumes, numerous parties in school and in the community, constant Halloween movies on TV, stores filled with noisy orange and black decorations, and a candy explosion everywhere you go. Now add in a child who’s prone to meltdowns, is

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Do you dread homework as much as your child?

5 tips to help make homework time easier! Homework. Is this a word that conjures more fear than a horror movie, more anxiety than a dentist appointment, more avoidance than cleaning the bathroom? Is it a time of day that means frustration, struggles, tears, arguments, and defeat in your home?

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