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Children & Teens

It is important to address problems of children and teens as early as possible. These articles offer insight on some of the challenges of raising kids.

Learning Disabilities/Teacher and Parental Attitudes

The objective of this article is to highlight how powerful attitudes toward children with learning disabilities can be.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Learning Disabilities/Teacher and Parental Attitudes

Summary: Attitudes of teachers and parents can make a huge difference in the success or failure of children with learning disabilities. The nature of these problems has the potential to destroy families. This article presents a discussion of these issues. Continue reading

Treatment of Learning Disabilities

The objective of this article is to help those involved with learning disabled children know what to expect in remediation.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Treatment of Learning Disabilities

Summary: The key to any problem is early detection. That having been said, this article describes the process whereby children with learning disabilities receive help.

If children are to work well in school their perceptual abilities must function properly. Continue reading

Understanding Sexuality From an Adolescent View

The objective of this article is to help parents find ways to talk to their children about sex in an effort to promote healthy and responsible attitudes toward sexuality.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Understanding Sexuality From an Adolescent View/Preventing Problem Teens

Summary: Understandably, sex is a difficult subject for anyone to discuss and many parents just don’t know how to do it. This article provides some ideas. Continue reading

Too Young for Academic Learning?

The objective of this article is to provide parents with information on the hazards of pushing children too early in academic learning.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Too Young for Academic Learning?

Summary: Many parents believe that they can develop gifted children by exposing them to academic learning at an early age. Much to the contrary, this can actually turn children off of learning and create learning problems. Continue reading

Pressures on Young Adolescents-Junior High

The objective of this article is to point out the special pressures on young adolescents in junior high in an effort to help parents deal with the issues to prevent trouble from developing.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Pressures on Young Adolescents-Junior High

Summary: When the child moves from elementary school to a junior-high school, new pressures may be felt. Continue reading

When Fathers Desert/Preventing Troubled Teens

The objective of this article is to provide some suggestions for mothers who are raising the children in the face of the desertion of their father.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

When Fathers Desert/Preventing Troubled Teens

Summary: When a father disengages from the family following a divorce the children can feel abandoned. Continue reading

Desertion by a Mother/ Avoiding Troubled Teens

The objective of this article is to offer some suggestions for fathers who may be dealing with children whose mother has left them.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Desertion by a Mother/ Avoiding Troubled Teens

Summary: The desertion by a mother may be harder for children to understand because mother’s are more often seen as caretakers. Continue reading

Dealing With Learning Disabled Children

The objective of this article is to point out some guidelines for effectively dealing with children with learning disabilities. 

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Dealing With Learning Disabled Children

Summary: Children with learning disabilities may be very bright. The idea is to locate the the place of the disability or disabilities and work around these. Continue reading

When Children Lose a Mother

The objective of this article is to highlight the particular difficulties with losing a mother.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

When Children Lose a Mother

Summary: The loss of either parent is traumatic for children. However, since mothers are more often the primary caretakers of children, such a loss can be particularly devastating. Children are more apt to lose their primary source of nurturing. Continue reading