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  • Communication Activity: Make Butterfly Catching Game |
    as a stencil and cut out matching size circles using the cardstock The cardstock will create more sturdy game pieces On one side of each cardstock cutout place a conversation topic This can be done by writing words and or by using pictures e g write the word Dinosaur place a picture of a Dinosaur or both Kids also enjoy drawing their own pictures Take a completed conversation cutout and glue it to a butterfly piece so that on one side the butterfly is visible and on the other side the conversation topic is visible Repeat this with all conversation pieces Select age appropriate conversation topics that can be helpful in developing your child s conversation abilities with their peers Select topics that are of varying interests to your child This will expand the game to make your child have conversations that are not of his her primary preference Example conversation topics include toys games feeling words sports movies television and family customs Take a completed conversation cutout and glue it to a butterfly piece so that on one side the butterfly is visible and on the other side the conversation topic is visible Repeat this with all conversation pieces Use the packing tape to laminate the completed conversation pieces Cover each piece front and back with a layer of packing tape This will help your pieces last longer and withstand more elements that they may be exposed to by your child For the more interactive version Attach a small magnet paperclip or brad to the butterfly side of each piece Category Education and Learning Tags Mental Health Graduate Student Therapy Group Communication Activity Butterfly Catching Game Directions Leave a Reply Cancel reply Connect with Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website

    Original URL path: http://learningdynamicsinc.org/2010/02/11/communication-activity-make-butterfly-catching-game/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Susan Balla MA |
    Do Wish List Donors Contact Us DONATE Susan Balla MA Website Profile Posts by Susan Balla MA Coping with Stress Fostering Communication in Your Child 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

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  • Leadership & Legacy in Fatherhood |
    must be revisited with frequency are communication quality time role modeling personal development and we must be ready to lead our families in all of them For all the successful ventures that we claim it is our obligation to ensure and there are many the success of our families cannot be subject to the shifting demands of the day it must remain priority 1 It is this type of success that creates legacy in the positive sense it is the same that neglect can turn in reverse Which legacy will you leave If success is our goal it will not be accomplished by mere existence it cannot be accomplished by sheer will Fatherhood must be approached with the same vigilance used in our pursuit of career competitive hobby or personal development It demands leadership vision and commitment As such time must be devoted to it it must be researched and strategized and it must be subjected to consistent practice We read instruction manuals for our new gadgets We scour the internet to make informed retail purchases We consume volumes of quips and quotes seeking inspiration and images in pursuit of fitness goals But can you recall the last thing you voluntarily read about fatherhood parenting When was the last time you considered a new method for communicating a life lesson to your child Or better yet when was the last time you actually tried a new method As we grow older the years seem to pass quicker Our absence in any form will not slow the growth of our children the building of our legacy only alter it So if we ve committed to leadership to fatherhood let s make sure our tool box is always full and let s not be afraid to use it I ve got a

    Original URL path: http://learningdynamicsinc.org/2011/03/28/leadership-legacy-in-fatherhood/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Car Seat Regulations & Recommendations II – Toddler Booster Seats |
    use child restraints The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute IIHS HLDI reviewed over 70 models of booster seats for optimal fit among 4 to 8 year olds for use in cars minivans and SUVs Their Booster Evaluations for 2010 assigned 21 booster seats with a Best Bet rating 7 with a Good Bet rating and listed 8 as Not Recommended While I find highback boosters to be great for maintaining proper positioning with children that nap in cars both highback and low back boosters received the Best Bet rating Additionally I was pleased to find that the Best Bet list contained several options for a variety of budgets with items ranging from 40 to over 250 all with the same approval rating Whichever booster you select be sure to read the manuals both your vehicle and the safety seats and pay close attention to the diagrams that depict how the seat belt should be properly positioned This will help you to determine if the booster is the right fit for your car and child Throughout the nation there are Child Safety Seat Inspection Locations that you can visit where a certified technician can examine your child s seat for proper positioning at no charge to you The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA recommends children remain in car seats as long as they fit the seat s height and weight requirements They recommend parents select car seats based on their child s age height and weight with all children under 13 riding in the back seat While these are general recommendations for everyone child passenger seatbelt requirements vary by state Be sure to review the links in this posting to educate yourself on the child restraint laws in your state and recommendations for obtaining and securing

    Original URL path: http://learningdynamicsinc.org/2011/04/25/car-seat-regulations-recommendations-ii-toddler-booster-seats/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Car Seat Regulations & Recommendations I – Infant Car Seats |
    are 2 years old or outgrow their rear facing car seat The AAP asserts that this recommendation is not new it is a clarification of the previous policy Previously parents were advised to keep children rear facing until they were 1 year old and reached the height and weight limitations of their rear facing seat It is believed that parents took the previous recommendation to mean that children should no longer ride rear facing after the age of one Now it is hoped that parents will keep their babies rear facing for as long as possible Anyone who has had an infant knows that this revision though well intended presents some challenges to parents I know several families whose infants outgrew their rear facing seat well before their first birthday For some they reached the weight limit of the seat My own little boy reached the height limit for our seat before his first birthday Parents should follow these recommendations in order to keep their infants safe Category Planet Parenthood Tags Learning In The Museum Car Seat Regulations Recommendations II Toddler Booster Seats Leave a Reply Cancel reply Connect with Your email address will not be published Required fields are

    Original URL path: http://learningdynamicsinc.org/2011/04/22/new-recommendations-for-parents-and-car-seats/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Parenting Time Guidelines: What Do You Value? |
    much time you devoted to them i e percentage of 100 Did family or children make the list If so how much time was intentionally devoted to them If they were not on the list why not In our go go go do do do society we should always be concerned about whether we have learned to compartmentalize our families so well that we no longer consider our time or interaction with them a priority or meaningful task If you found that time specifically devoted to your family was not really a priority but rather the usual leftovers you are not alone Many parents especially fathers wrestle with this balance The first step to recapturing family as a priority you already accomplished at the beginning of this post stopping and making a self assessment The second is to realize this quantity of time does not necessarily equal quality time Have you ever been in the presence of someone whose attention you wanted only to feel as if they didn t know you were there they were distracted by this that or the other Then you understand how absent our presence can feel to someone right next to us But don t misunderstand me quality time does require a certain quantity of your time just don t assume the first is accomplished by the second The fact of the matter is that our children need both But quality time like all things important requires prioritizing that time So pencil it in etch it in stone For where your treasure is there your heart will be also Jesus Matthew 6 21 Luke 12 34 Category Planet Parenthood Tags Hello World Maximizing the Opportunity to Learn Leave a Reply Cancel reply Connect with Your email address will not be published Required fields are

    Original URL path: http://learningdynamicsinc.org/2011/03/16/parenting-time-guidelines-what-do-you-value/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Parent Education |
    assist parents in providing a safe nurturing home environment for their family Instruction areas include child development skill building nurturing and attachment nutrition child abuse prevention safety discipline parental resilience self care and work life balance We also offer customized programs for parents of children with disabilities In addition to the areas mentioned above these programs will provide parents with information on additional resources available to their child how to

    Original URL path: http://learningdynamicsinc.org/what-we-do/parent-education/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Blog |
    is quickly coming to an end This is an exciting time for students and teachers Many students may feel overwhelmed with the final exams and projects coming up What can you do as a parent to support your student and get them through the school year Consider discussing the following topics with your students 1 Missing Assignments Make sure your student turns in all assignments Many teachers do not accept late work Remember a zero grade can make a big difference Some teachers that accept late work may only give 50 credit At some schools you can check your student s grades online to make sure they have no missing assignments If you find an assignment is missing talk with your student and get them to turn it in Some credit is better than no credit 2 Projects Many teachers give final projects in addition to a final exam This is not only a meaningful opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge students have acquired through the school year but also a great opportunity to improve their grade How can you help Make sure your student understands the project Teachers often give a project rubric or some kind of written instructions Review the instructions with your student Ask him her if they have any questions If they have questions encourage them to speak with the teacher and you may also want to call or email the instructor yourself If the project is a group project make sure your student and everyone else understands their personal responsibility You may encourage them to create a calendar and task list so that everyone can easily keep track of the project progress and important dates If they run into any problems with the members in the group remember that the teacher can always help 3 Final Exam Review It is not too early to start reviewing for final exams Did you know that many teachers give a study guide for the final exam They may hand it out to students in class or even post it on their web page Encourage your student to ask for the study guide in advance if they don t already have it Once your student has the study guide have them identifying challenging concepts They still have time to seek help They can also form study groups and complete chapter outlines It is always good to get ahead instead of waiting until the last minute As the end of the school year approaches helping your student prepare can make the difference between a good academic year and a great one If you believe your student has difficulty learning or testing do not let it go unchecked communicate with your teachers early You might also consider seeking out professionals like those at Learning Dynamics Inc who specialize in helping you make those determinations and appropriate solutions Tweet Play Time Superheroes Posted on April 5 2012 by Dr Spring Cooke Leave a Comment My little boy is enthusiastic about everything

    Original URL path: http://learningdynamicsinc.org/blog/page/6/ (2016-02-15)
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