Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I nag, my tween complains — how do we end the struggle over chores?

Good morning,

Today we are sharing an article from the Washington Post about the age old battle between parents and their children when it comes to doing chores. A lot of parents wonder how they can get their children to have the motivation to complete tasks asked of them.  The article goes into what does not work when trying to gain cooperation in children (especially tweens) and then some of the things that may work. For example, the article talks about boundaries and sticking to them.

"3. Get ready to hold the boundary when he doesn’t complete a chore. He may have a tantrum like a preschooler, but your role is to sit there, wait it out and allow the boundary to do its job."

To view the entire article click HERE. 

All this is relevant as it carries over into other areas of their lives, such as doing homework and assignments.

If you and your child are struggling with communicating over assignments and are looking for help, please call us! For general questions or more information e-mail Kristin@LinderEC.com or call Kristin directly at (703) 270-9129.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is linked to delayed brain development

Good morning,

In a recent article from The Washington Post entitled 'Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is linked to delayed brain development,' author Amy Ellis Nutt talks about how scientists now have evidence of how ADHD affects brain development and how past beliefs attributing it to parenting or motivation, are not correct.

"For the first time, scientists can point to substantial empirical evidence that people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder have brain structures that differ from those of people without ADHD. The common disorder, they conclude, should be considered a problem of delayed brain maturation and not, as it is often portrayed, a problem of motivation or parenting.' 

'The research was conducted by an ADHD working group that is part of a worldwide consortium called ENIGMA (Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics through Meta Analysis). The group aims to bring together scientists in fields such as imaging, genomics, neurology and psychiatry to better understand brain structure and function." (To read the entire article, click here.) 

Here at Linder Educational Coaching we understand and work with children with ADHD. If your child has recently been diagnosed with ADHD and you don't know where to begin, contact us today! 

Monday, February 20, 2017

How Reading Aloud to Therapy Dogs Can Help Struggling Kids

Good morning!

Today's article share from www.2.kqed.org talks about how therapy dogs in the classrooms can help boost children's self-esteem and foster a more relaxed environment for learning. 

Pets are very nonjudgmental, and their calming presence distills stressful situations,' 'For children who feel insecure about their capacity to do things like reading, therapy pets bolster their self-confidence, which reduces their anxiety.”  

Here at Linder Educational Coaching we have a therapy dog, Finn, at the office who is happy to hear any tales our students want to share! If you think your child could use some time with our therapy dog then please contact us today! www.linderec.com or call Kristin directly at (703) 270-9129 to learn more. 

To read the entire article from KQED News about therapy dogs in the classroom click here

Monday, February 13, 2017

Huge Favor!!

Good morning,

I have a big favor to ask, and I am hoping you can spare a few minutes to help. Voting is open for the annual awards for Northern Virginia Magazine, and it would be truly awesome if you could vote for my company, Linder Educational Coaching, in the "Family and Kids" section for "Tutor Class."


You have to make an account (I know!) but it takes just a minute, and it would mean so much. As a small business owner, awards like these translate into real customers. If you don't live in the area, you can use my zip code of 22207. I so appreciate your support!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Raising A Child With Dyslexia: 3 Things Parents Can Do

Good morning,

Today we are sharing a continuation of a series from npr.org, about Dyslexia. As you probably know by now Linder Educational Coaching caters to students with ADD, ADHD, other LDs, behavioral issues and problems with executive functioning. We see many students with Dyslexia and are able to help them work through the issues they face on a daily basis. If you are a parent with a child at home who has Dyslexia, this article gives three important pieces of advice for you and your child! To summarize, the article goes into specifics about:

  •  How the sooner you intervene, the better.
  • Why it's important to find something else your child is really good at. 
  • And, being able to make a financial plan. 
To learn more about these points and how they can help you visit the article here. 

If you want help for your child in school contact us today at: http://www.linderec.com/