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 Every child is from a different background, not only culturally and socially, but also with respect to their learning levels and skills. During the course of their education, many children have special education needs.  Special education needs means that a child has greater difficulty learning than students of the same age.


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 Teaching your child about the differently abled

The differently abled are often the target of bullies and they are teased or ostracised especially in school. It’s important to sensitize children to the special needs of the differently abled. Teaching them at home and at school about how to interact with the differently abled can go a long way in promoting harmony and a sense of understanding in your child. The key is that all children regardless of their disabilities want to be treated with love and respect. Including everyone in group activities and conversations is very important. No child should feel left out because he or she is a little “different”.


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 How to choose the right school for your child?

Choosing a school for your child is a  very personal and individual matter. No one knows your child better than you.  And again you are the best judge of your daily schedules, finances, and family values.  Yet, somehow the process of choosing a school has become increasingly  complicated, and even the most conscientious parents are overwhelmed.


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Accepting Austim with all its Attributes

 

 
If an autistic child were to express his or her feelings to you, this is probably what he or she would say: “View my autism as a different ability rather than a disability. Realize that I may have limitations, but that does not mean I don’t have strengths. I may not be good at eye contact or conversation, but have you noticed that I don’t lie, cheat at games, or pass judgment on other people?”


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The mind-body connection – Sports
 
In today’s digital age, the importance of sports is even more pronounced.  Children stand to gain a lot from engaging in sports. Sports offer children a change from the monotony of their daily life. It is also a useful means of entertainment and physical activity for them. Sports leads to a child’s mental and physical growth. They get to fill their lungs with oxygen and get an endorphine rush. Engaging in sports early on will lead to inculcation of the habit later on in life as well.


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Art for art’s sake?

 Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are very necessary for  child development. Learning to create art and appreciate aesthetics is very important to the all-round development of a child.


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Caring for a Child with Behavioural Problems

 
Sometimes, the behavioural problems are due to the child having a special need, while sometimes it is due to reaction of people around. Parents and loved ones need to pay close attention to the child and the outbursts. That way they can understand what acts as a trigger for these issues and work on addressing them.  Working with the child on the trigger can help the child  deal with it in a better fashion and gain insight into what’s happening. This way parents can prevent it from becoming a habit.


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Getting to the root of behavioural problems in kids

 

Children with behavioural problems often are misunderstood, simply because they are not good at communicating their feelings and emotions. If something upsets them, they might just throw a fit or a tantrum, which leads them to be labelled as difficult kids.


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 How important is class size?

When you are scouting for good schools to admit your kids into, one of the factors you may have to consider is the size of the class.It’s quite natural to assume that if the class size is too large, then your kids won’t be able to get the undivided attention of the teacher.


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 A good teacher makes for a good student

“A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils” said Ever Garrison.

A good teacher will engage his or her students and bring out the best in them so that they can shine bright. All children are born intelligent and with good capacity for learning. They may have different styles of learning. Some might be tactile learners while others auditory learners, while still others visual learners.


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