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A child’s reading problems may lead to a false ADHD diagnosis
8:33 am , June 18, 2013 0

A child’s reading problems may lead to a false ADHD diagnosis

Parents who have a child with reading problems or other learning difficulties should not accept the diagnosis of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, originally called ADD), dyslexia, slow learner, or lazy without arranging for in-depth vision testing. Vision problems can present symptoms that are identical, or similar, to those of learning disorders, lack of ability, or {Read More}

Sports Can Encourage Both Sympathy and Empathy in Children
10:23 pm , March 21, 2013 0

Sports Can Encourage Both Sympathy and Empathy in Children

Not enough publicity is given to the way in which the feelings of sympathy and empathy in children are aroused by, or are reinforced by, the sports world, especially in team sports. Certainly a great deal of attention is focused on stories of the way in which children hurt each other in sporting competitions, and {Read More}

Everyone Loves A Good Mystery, And Children Are No Exception
8:26 pm , March 6, 2013 0

Everyone Loves A Good Mystery, And Children Are No Exception

It’s great to get a child hooked on reading mysteries, especially if the mystery is part of a series. Even unenthusiastic readers will become more interested in reading a book if it allows them to have a visit with an old friend – or several old friends. That’s what happens when a child starts following {Read More}

Kids Must Learn How To Deal With Competition In Sports And Life
10:00 pm , January 16, 2013 2

Kids Must Learn How To Deal With Competition In Sports And Life

When the word “competition” is used in connection with sports, a lot of parents become alarmed at what their child might learn or to what they may be exposed when playing a competitive brand of hockey, soccer, or any sport. “I don’t want my son to play competitive sports because I don’t want him to {Read More}

Kindness Can Still Prevail In A Child’s Competitive Sport
7:31 pm , January 10, 2013 2

Kindness Can Still Prevail In A Child’s Competitive Sport

Some parents worry about competitive sports changing their children in a negative way. We want our children to compete in the classroom without cheating, compete on the playground without feeling good at someone else’s expense, and compete in the game without breaking the rules. There is no question that there are always opportunities to cheat, {Read More}

In This Sports Mystery, A Good Friend Betrays Another
12:14 am , January 1, 2013 2

In This Sports Mystery, A Good Friend Betrays Another

Within the sports mystery, Something’s Missing, three children unite to solve a mystery, but in addition, each one has a problem to solve. This is Rebecca’s problem: A Snippet from Chapter Six:

In This Sports Mystery, The Loss Of Parental Support Is Mourned
7:26 pm , December 14, 2012 0

In This Sports Mystery, The Loss Of Parental Support Is Mourned

Within the sports mystery, Something’s Missing, three children unite to solve a mystery, but in addition, each one has a problem to solve. This is Chris’s problem: A Snippet from Chapter Two:

A Sports-Mystery Teaches Children About Winning And Losing
5:49 pm , December 4, 2012 0

A Sports-Mystery Teaches Children About Winning And Losing

Within the sports mystery, Something’s Missing, three children unite to solve a mystery, but in addition, each one has a problem to solve. This is Jaylon’s problem: A Snippet from Chapter Three:

A Mystery For Children Unfolds Within The World Of Kids’ Sports
10:24 am , November 20, 2012 0

A Mystery For Children Unfolds Within The World Of Kids’ Sports

This press release was sent out to announce the availability of Something’s Missing, and here is what it said:

A Sports-Mystery Appeals To Kids, Good And Poor Readers Alike
10:35 am , October 15, 2012 0

A Sports-Mystery Appeals To Kids, Good And Poor Readers Alike

Mystery stories appeal to children who are good, poor, and average readers. Gifted students and good readers are drawn to them because they love the challenge of the brainteaser: Who did it? Why? How? They also like to follow along with the characters within the story who are working on the mystery and trying to {Read More}