Posts Tagged ‘communication’

Dealing With Teen Disrespect

Disrespectful or rude behavior in teenagers is common. There are reasons for your child’s behavior, but this phase will usually pass and there are tips that can help you handle disrespect from your child in the meantime. Some disrespect is a normal part of teenage development. This is partly because your child is learning to…

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Building Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships with your partner and family members can enhance your life and make everyone feel good about themselves. They don’t just happen though; healthy relationships take time to build and need work to keep them healthy. The more positive effort you put into a relationship, the healthier it should be. Just because you love…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects a person’s ability to interact with the world around them. ASD is a neuro-developmental disability thought to have neurological or genetic causes (or both). The term ASD includes autism, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PPD-NOS). ASD affects around 1 in 100 to…

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Importance of Play and Building Social Skills

Developing social skills in children prepares them for a lifetime of healthier interactions in all aspects of life. An integral part of functioning in society is social skills.  Communicating effectively with others, displaying good manners, being considerate of the feelings of others and expressing personal needs are all important components of solid social skills. Helping children to develop these important…

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Communication Skills

What is communication? Communication is the way people share their feelings and thoughts. Communication skills are vital for building and maintaining relationships with family and friends, and for employment as well as success in school. Communication takes place when one person sends a message and another receives it, so it is a two-way process, in…

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