Defuse Angry ADHD Behavior in Your Child: Reflective Listening

“You just don’t understand!” Sound familiar? If so, then your child’s meltdowns might stem from his inability to properly express his feelings. Learn how reflective listening and staying calm can help defuse anger.

When our children feel bad, they behave badly.

It helps to remember that a lot of bad ADHD behavior stems from a strong emotion the child is feeling. Kids often can’t articulate their feelings, so they come out in tantrums or defiance. They don’t know any other way to communicate how angry or disappointed they are.

Parents usually react to a child’s misbehavior, instead of realizing that we need to address the feeling that is fueling the ADHD behavior.

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AAP urges universal cloth face coverings for those ages 2 and up, with ‘rare exception’

“This virus is going to be with us for some time, and face coverings are a proven, effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said AAP President Sara “Sally” Goza, M.D., FAAP.  “As parents prepare to send their children to school and into child care settings, cloth face coverings should be part of their new normal.”

One World Montessori is following the AAP’s interim guidance regarding face coverings for children ages 2 years and older.  According to the AAP, children ages 2 years and older “can and should wear cloth face coverings when not able to physically distance, including while in schools, child care and other group settings.”

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How the Child Care Crisis Will Distort the Economy for a Generation

The economic toll of the collapse of the child system will be felt for 20-30 years, says Betsey Stevenson.

Schools across the U.S. are closed because of the coronavirus, and unlikely to reopen safely anytime soon. Parents are exhausted from constant, round-the-clock care while trying to work from home; some have chosen to leave their jobs, or switch to part-time work, just to take care of their kids. And kids themselves are slipping behind academically.

Now comes the bad news: We haven’t seen the worst of it yet.

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