Fuel Or Fury?

As a parent or educator of a Complex Learner, gaining some understanding of what nutrition best helps children regulate their bodies and improve cognition is an important piece of the treatment puzzle. Here are a few areas to consider and investigate further as you work to address the impact of

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Minimizing Meltdowns

While time off from school provides kids with the opportunity to rest, unwind, and enjoy time with family and friends, the unstructured and unpredictable nature of this stretch of time, the late nights, the full itinerary of activities, and the endless sugary snacks can wreak havoc upon your child.

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Help Complex Learners Advocate For Themselves

How to Fight for Your Life

When your child has learning and attention differences, you are his advocate early on with teachers, family members, service providers, and many others. In fact, you may advocate for him so much that you are worried he will never have the skills to advocate for himself. But part of being

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Flexible Thinking

Don’t Get Stuck During the Holidays!

When things don’t go as expected, Complex Learners can get stuck in a rigid way of thinking. This makes it feel impossible to move on with a new plan and leads to tears, frustration, and even meltdowns. When Complex learners get stuck, you will probably experience more trick than treat

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Screen Time Struggles

Screen Time Struggles

Screens provide opportunities for fun and engagement – from homework help to building friendships online – but too much screen time can affect your child’s sleep habits, attention, and mood. You know it’s important to set boundaries around screen time for kids but what should they be?

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HomeworkHelpline

Homework Helpline

Supporting the Complex Learner’s Homework Experience You know the drill. Kids don’t like homework. They want to come home and eat and play and zone-out and see friends. Homework is not on their list! But most students see homework as a necessary chore and they figure out how to get

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No Hocus Pocus

The Magic of Parent-Teacher Partnerships for Complex Learners The research is clear – children whose parents are more involved in their education have higher rates of attendance, homework completion, elevated grades, and school completion. Family involvement also facilitates children’s cognitive, social, and emotional functioning and has been linked to increased

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Video Games: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Parents today have a lot of new concerns facing their children’s learning and social experiences and the answers aren’t always clear. That love/hate relationship we have with video games comes from a lot of mixed messages and unclear outcomes. Are you supporting your child’s development or encouraging violence? Do feel

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A Lesson In Friendship

A Lesson In Friendship

Helping Complex Learners Foster Friendships In the movie Toy Story, cowboy doll Woody and action figure Buzz Lightyear started their relationship with plenty of misunderstandings and conflicts. But by the end of the movie, they are BFFs, having fun and being there for each other in the good times and

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Surviving Social Media

Surviving Social Media

  3 Tips to Manage Social Media and Your Complex Learner It feels like technology changes at the speed of light. You may have just gotten used to well-known platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube when suddenly you hear about Snapchat, WhatsApp, Tumblr, and Live.me. It’s easier than ever

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