Wait - you haven't finished putting away winter clothes and it's summer already? If you feel unprepared for the season ahead, you're in good company. Planning for summer camp sneaks up on a lot of parents. Procrastinators, have no fear. It's not too late to plan a great camp experience for your special needs child.
Do you have a teen that spends more time inside than out in the fresh air? Do you only have sightings of this elusive teenager during the evening, when they venture out of their room and away from electronics for a snack?
Prom will be the most magical night of their lives – or so high schoolers have heard. TV, books and movies depict prom scenes full of romance, friendship and adventure. Considering the stakes seem so high, and that the night will be immortalized on social media, it's no wonder that kids with social anxiety often find prom so daunting. Prepare your own anxious kid for a safe and happy prom night with these strategies.
His eyes wander when teachers talk to him. She starts fidgeting after a minute of focus. Students with ADHD fight a daily battle to stay on task, and a lot of them lose. Researchers are still studying the ADHD brain, but we know that people with the disorder struggle to control what they pay attention to. That struggle is even more pronounced as the school year winds down. Try these simple strategies to help your child stay on task during the last weeks of school and beyond.
Even so, parents should be aware of summer planning pitfalls. That's especially true when you're creating a schedule for a child with learning, social or behavioral issues. Avoid these common errors, and you'll ensure that your son's or daughter's break will be enriching and nurturing.