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  • Eating Well |
    A nutritious diet is important for brain functioning mental alertness and overall energy Whether you are working or headed back to school there is no time like the present to prepare your mind for the work ahead With summer in Read More Category Eating Well Frugal Resourceful Living Tips Tags Like what you read Follow Us Questions Need Appointment 310 85 LEARN 310 855 3276 info learningdynamicsinc org Categories College

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  • Save You Money… |
    decisions you have made If you do not you might be excited to learn that you can save quite a bit of money by following my previous recommendation about television In the event that you did not read that post it basically explained how one book made a convincing argument for reducing television watching for young children You can also save money by reducing television watching in your home in multiple ways 1 You can cancel cable PBS has free programming for children and the Los Angeles area has over 70 free channels available via an antennae 2 If the television is on less your electricity bill should be smaller 3 If you are bold enough not to own a television at all you can save even more money and a great deal of time for all those other things you ve been trying to accomplish Category Frugal Resourceful Living Tips Tags Relationship Space Why Women Can Love the Man Cave Less Is More Leave a Reply Cancel reply Connect with Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Spam protection Sum of 5 6 Like what you read Follow Us Questions Need

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  • Free Seminar – Parent Tips for Developing Social Skills |
    Focus Resource Center are hosting a FREE Social Skills Seminar Workshop next Thursday December 6th from 10am 12pm at our location in Woodland Hills This seminar is for caregivers of children typically developing and those with special needs Come learn techniques to help your children make and keep friends including how to Join in play with peers M aintain a conversation even when others lose interest Respond simply and effectively to bullying Participants will also learn about social skills groups including What social skills groups are and how they can help How to select a social skills group Questions to ask potential social skills group program Location Woodland Hills Church of Christ 23363 Burbank Blvd between Fallbrook Valley Circle Woodland Hills CA 91367 RSVP to Theresa Quary at 818 677 6854 or theresa quary csun edu Category Education and Learning Planet Parenthood Tags Coping with Stress Help One Help One s Self Support Learning Dynamics Mental Health Services Leave a Reply Cancel reply Connect with Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Spam protection Sum of 1 4 Like what you read Follow Us Questions Need Appointment 310 85 LEARN 310 855

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  • Fostering Communication in Your Child |
    and nonverbal communication skills since they require turn taking and can facilitate reciprocal conversations about the movement of their players or cards Any of these board or card games can also build verbal communication skills by making modifications such as asking your child to tell you about their favorite vacation every time they get a Sorry Card in the game of Sorry or their least favorite subject in school when they pull a Wild Card in Uno You can also modify games to practice various topics For example you can discuss emotions by assigning a different emotion to every color on a Candy Land board and having your child tell you about a time they felt the assigned emotion each time they land on that color 5 Outdoor games are another way to expand social skills such as turn taking and appropriate play Catch tossing a ball back and forth tag duck duck goose and hide and seek are simple games that get your child moving and engaging with family members and other peers 6 Sensory activities such as sand trays kaleidoscopes and playdough are wonderful ways to introduce your child to new sensory experiences as well as develop their language around talking about those experiences by engaging your child in conversation about how an object feels looks smells tastes and sounds 7 Watch a foreign film and try to understand what the characters are doing or saying Many children with ASD often struggle to understand the meaning of facial expressions body language and gestures You can also try watching a soap opera with the sound off Have your child tell you what the person is doing that helped them understand what was happening 8 Guess the Facial Expression game is another way develop a child s ability to read facial expressions This game is played by holding up a partition a piece of 8 11 paper works well just below your eyes so it covers your face Then you have the child guess what emotion you are portraying as you create facial expressions while your child only sees your eyes 9 A personalized dictionary of words and phrases is a great way to develop an understanding of pragmatics context of language Literal interpretations are another facet of communication that is often difficult for children with ASD to understand You can help your child understand the true meanings of different forms of informal speech by creating a list or mini dictionary of common clichés double meanings slang sarcasm and jokes with which your child struggles 10 Emphasizing different words in phrases is another way to practice developing a better understanding of the pragmatics context of speech Write down phrases and have your child practice emphasizing different parts of the sentence to create different meanings You can also say different phrases and have your child give the meaning of the phrase based on the emphasis inflection and pitch you present For example I did not do that I did not do

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  • Play Time: Superheroes? |
    little boys at school My husband has said that when he picks him up from school he is always wearing a cape and has often made a paper sword Some of the suggestive violence worries me and I wonder if some of his creativity is being stifled After talking to his teachers reading a couple articles and watching my little boy I have come to the conclusion that there are some aspects of superhero play that are worth embracing Some of the writing on this subject suggests that pretending to be a superhero gives children a sense of power and control Little people can feel powerless because so much of their lives are directed by adults Pretending to be a superhero can help them to feel powerful in important ways and builds self confidence Why discourage a child who wants to be a good guy not a bad one The desire for superhero play can be manipulated for everyone in the family s benefit Having found a few redeeming qualities of superhero play I decided to set healthy boundaries around it in order to address some of my concerns Superhero play in our home is to be about helping people and animals not about fighting villains Superhero play is not allowed when there might be some danger to a younger sibling Superhero play will not involve the use of a weapon including light sabers Since superheroes are helpers all superheroes must take opportunities to be helpful around the house The practitioners at Learning Dynamics Inc are a great resource of information about finding the proper balance necessary for developing our children into the super heroes of the future If you are faced with similar questions and challenges give them a call I wish you a home full of happy healthy

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  • Character: Sow and Reap |
    prepare us for that lottery win or more realistically whatever amount we would accumulate by punching that timecard at work every day over the course of our lifetime He would say the rich and wealthy don t stay that way because they decide to be so on the day they come into their riches or wealth understand he was not only referring to people with material things they have prepared themselves for it well in advance When they had little to nothing whether money time or responsibility they learned how to live and manage it as if it were equal to one million dollars By the time they do make it big their principles for living and managing things don t change only the amount they possess at that time That is also how character is developed in relationships by professional reputation in financial discipline through social or environmental responsibility in a commitment to service and spiritual maturity It is first taught then practiced and finally realized Life is complicated If parents of today still wish their children to be the hope of tomorrow we must not be reluctant to take a consistent and active role in developing the character of those children more talking more listening more teaching more loving So what would you do if you won 40 000 today This commentary stemmed from an article I just read in the LA Times about Allan Guei a graduating high school athlete from Compton California who had to answer that very question recently When he did it was remarkable and unexpected That act is what highlights his character Allan gave it ALL to the runners up seven of his classmates at Compton High School even though they were already receiving a monetary prize for being finalists What Even as

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  • Celebrating Fatherhood: The Sweetest Moments |
    special My child is injured I do whatever it takes to make her feel better My child is afraid I won t go to sleep until she is secure I m not a hero I m not a superstar I m not unusual I m a parent When a child hurts a parent does what comes naturally He helps And after I help I don t charge a fee I don t ask for a favor in return When my child cries I don t tell her to buck up act tough and keep a stiff upper lip Nor do I consult a list and ask her why she is still scraping the same elbow or waking me up again I m not brilliant but you don t have to be to remember that a child is not an adult You don t have to be a child psychologist to know that kids are under construction You don t have to have the wisdom of Solomon to realize that they didn t ask to be here in the first place and that spilled milk can be wiped up and broken plates can be replaced I m not a prophet nor the son of one but something tells me that in the whole scheme of things the tender moments described above are infinitely more valuable than anything I do in front of a computer screen or congregation Something tells me that the moments of comfort I give my child are a small price to pay for the joy of someday seeing my daughter do for her daughter what her dad did for her Moments of comfort from a parent As a father I can tell you they are the sweetest moments in my day They come naturally They come willingly They

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  • Fatherhood |
    Statment Statement of Faith Ethics Statement Diversity Statement Privacy Policy Pricing Blog Support Us Give Do Wish List Donors Contact Us DONATE Celebrating Fatherhood The Sweetest Moments Posted on June 17 2011 Leave a Comment I came across this excerpt celebrating fatherhood from Max Lucado s The Applause of Heaven As I aspire to consistently respond in this way it surely captured my heart s expression of how as a parent I hope to be Read More Category Planet Parenthood Tags Fatherhood Leadership Legacy in Fatherhood Posted on March 28 2011 Leave a Comment My brothers it s about leadership and legacy Yes we fathers know that mothers are naturally gifted with the greatest share of influence over our children Yet enough research suggests that the existence of a father in the home Read More Category Planet Parenthood Tags Fatherhood Like what you read Follow Us Questions Need Appointment 310 85 LEARN 310 855 3276 info learningdynamicsinc org Categories College Life Education and Learning Family Fun Frugal Resourceful Living Tips Planet Parenthood Professional Development Resources Relationship Development Stress Reduction Uncategorized Work Life Balance Tips Recent Posts New Blog Structure Coming Autism Awareness Month Pledgeling Give 5 Minutes We Get 5

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