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Your Child’s Dreams
by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

Your child’s dreams reveal a part of the vast unconscious processes working beneath the surface of her awareness, helping to transform her relationship to the world in a natural way. If your child should share her dreams with you, here […]


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Helping Your Child With Handwriting
by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

Young children feel a sense of satisfaction in learning to write letters, and eventually moving into cursive script. However, this excitement turns to frustration for many kids when they encounter difficulties, or are exposed to a handwriting program that places […]


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Helping Your Child Develop a Better Memory
by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

Many kids do poorly in school because they have a hard time remembering the many different kinds of facts required for academic success. Here are some techniques you can encourage your child to use to help him develop a better […]


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Hyperactivity in the Classroom: Helping Your Child Without Drugs
by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

Over half a million children in the United States are estimated to be currently taking the drug Ritalin for hyperactivity. While many experts claim the drug helps children succeed in school by calming them down and reducing their distractibility, there […]


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Repeating a Grade in School – Healthy or Harmful?
by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

You’ve been informed that your child isn’t working up to grade level and may need to be kept back in the same grade during the coming year. What should you do? Repeating grades has been an important administrative tool for […]


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Superlearning: How It Can Help Your Child
by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

Superlearning or suggestology (as it is sometimes called) is a special form of education that brings together music, relaxation, and rhythm to help children learn more effectively. The way it works is that children in a classroom setting lie on […]


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Helping Your Child Learn to Draw – Pt. 2
by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

While many conflicting philosophies and techniques exist for helping children draw, there are several general suggestions any parent can follow in providing a nurturing environment for the budding artist. • First, show an interest in your child’s work. Get involved […]


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Helping Your Child Learn to Draw – Pt. 1
by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

Many kids love to draw and want to learn how to draw better. What kind of help should a parent provide? There are currently many different kinds of drawing techniques available for children, ranging from highly structured to completely free […]


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Your Child’s Eyes: How They Affect His Learning
by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

Your child’s eyes are one of the most important learning tools he brings into the classroom everyday. A child that can’t clearly see the chalkboard or read his workbook is missing out on much of what goes on during the […]


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Being Patient With Your Late Blooming Child
by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

Our culture seems to be in such a hurry. We live in a world of fast cars and fast food and, unfortunately, seem to want our children to speed along as well. However, not all kids are willing or able […]


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