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School Labels
by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

Has your child been given one of the following labels at school? • Learning disabled • Emotionally disturbed • Mentally retarded • Educationally handicapped • Neurologically impaired These are a few of the many terms used to label children in […]


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Discovering Your Child’s Learning Strengths
by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

One important key to helping your child succeed in school is to become a “strength detective” at home! Make a list of all the wonderful things about your child. Include information about special talents your child may possess, such as […]


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Dinosaur Books – Pt. 2
by Peter Neumeyer, Ph.D.

There are many dinosaur books for the elementary school child. For somewhat older youngsters, two recent books are Dinosaurs And Their World by Steven Parker and My Life With The Dinosaurs by Steven and Sylvia Czerkas. Dinosaurs And Their World […]


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Dinosaur Books – Pt. 1
by Peter Neumeyer, Ph.D.

God must have loved children, for he made the dinosaurs. And publishers know it, because there are lots and lots of books about dinosaurs. Among the newest ones are Dinosaur Discoveries by Robin West and Bob and Diane Wolf, an […]


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Ecology Books
by Peter Neumeyer, Ph.D.

I’m so glad you’re interested in ecology books for children, for if the planet is going to be preserved it’s the present generation of children that will have to do it. One good book on the subject is The Lost […]


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Horse Books
by Peter Neumeyer, Ph.D.

Horses have an almost magical attraction for children. There are more good horse stories than you can shake a saddle at. Two very beautiful books are The Blind Colt by Glen Rounds, and Song Of The Horse by Richard Kennedy. […]


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Swearing
by Barton Schmitt, M.D.

Swearing has become commonplace in our society, largely due to TV and the movies, not to mention those bumper stickers. Children today hear bad language in grade school that used to be reserved for high school. But that doesn’t mean […]


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Short Attention Span
by Barton Schmitt, M.D.

Attention deficit disorder, also called hyperactivity, is the most common of the learning disabilities. It occurs in 3% or 4% of children, mostly in boys. This characteristic is usually inherited. To help your child compensate, try these approaches: • First, […]


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Overweight Kids
by Barton Schmitt, M.D.

Heredity alone accounts for most mild obesity. Moderate obesity is usually caused by a combination of heredity, overeating, and under exercising. These are the factors you’ll need to deal with. Keep in mind that helping children lose weight between five […]


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Growing Pains
by Barton Schmitt, M.D.

“Growing pains” is a term we use for low grade muscle pains that we can’t otherwise explain. They occur in about 10% of school age children. They occur in the muscles of the thigh or the lower leg, not the […]


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