Summer is a great time to encourage your special needs child to develop a love of reading. Children more easily find joy in reading when they can pursue their areas of personal interest and passion. The following tips unleash a child’s passion for literacy.
Summer book club (3rd through 8th grade)
Form a book club with several of your child’s friends. For each selection, let them choose from among three books that you’ve prescreened based on the group member’s interests. Meet every week to discuss the book. For younger children’s groups, some of the meeting can be devoted to hearing the book read aloud by a parent. When the group finishes the book, connect to the plot, theme or setting of the story with a follow up activity. Read more
On this episode of Special Kid School Talk Dr. Kari interviews Dr. Barbara Klein, Los Angeles clinical psychologist about the special needs of intellectually gifted kids. Many kids with extremely high intellect have challenges that often go unidentified and untreated. If your child has a very high intellect, has Asperger’s disorder, or is “twice exceptional” (gifted and learning disabled), join us to learn more about the hidden needs of your child and how to help him/her.
The Tiger Mother craze is sweeping America. Most people have heard about Amy Chua, who authored a controversial book entitled “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” The book has become controversial because Ms. Chua revealed things in the book such as rejecting a birthday card one of her daughters made for her, saying it was not the best she could do.
When I first read some of the things Ms. Chua revealed in her book, I was outraged. But I’ve been listening to Ms. Chua explain her beliefs about parenting and I’ve begun to understand that some things she says make sense, and I’m going to weigh in with some positive comments about the “Asian” parenting style. I don’t agree with everything Ms. Chua has to say, but she has latched on to some important points that really resonate with me because they work. Some of the parenting strategies she emphasizes do improve academic skills, and do not erode self concept.
To oversimplify, the “Asian” parenting style is anchored in several important beliefs. Parents believe they have their children’s futures in their hands and it is their duty to teach their children how to survive and support themselves in a tough world. Parents work and sacrifice to give their children the strong start in life they believe is essential to their survival. Read more
Is it really true that “It’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you know?” I’m pretty sure it’s some of both….but do you know how to get your child ready to meet influential people and form strong, supportive relationships with them that can take them to their goals? Dr. Kari Miller is joined by Dr. Shellie Hipsky who explains the benefits of mentoring and gives parents practical tips for guiding their child toward the productive relationships they need to succeed in life.
Will Parenting Like The Tiger Mother Improve Your Special Needs Child’s Academic Performance?
The Tiger Mother craze is sweeping America. Most people have heard about Amy Chua, who authored a controversial book entitled “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.”
Dr. Miller and Neil Haley, director of Total Tutor discuss how to successfully blend American passion and free choice with Asian practice and drill. If you want your child to do better in school—then you’ll want to download this show to learn how your parenting can achieve great academic results for your special needs child.
The Tiger Mom craze is sweeping America—and rightly so. Dr. Kari Miller is joined by Maggie Stevens, author and parenting coach, who helps American parents blend Asian drill with American free choice. If you want your child to do better in school—then you’ll want to join us to learn how your parenting can achieve great academic results for your child.
What does it mean to be a “father” in America today? On this episode of Education Revolution, Dr. Kari Miller is joined by Dr. Jeff Zimmerman, psychologist and author, who shares strategies for being a “hands on” father who connects with his children and supports them to be their best.