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Learning Disabilities Articles for Help with Kids by Susan Kramer


1. What Is Dysgraphia?
2. Dyslexia Information and Help
3. Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Symptoms
Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Explained
5. Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Managing Anger
6. What Is Childhood Disintegrative Disorder  - CDD?
Hyperlexia Information
8. Asperger's Disorder Information
9. TSC and Learning Disabilities
Living Harmoniously with Learning Disabilities
11. Cooperation and Learning Disabilities
12. Overcoming Stress
13. Dividing Time Between Your Kids
14. Helping Kids with Challenges Make Friends
15. Learning Difficulties or Disabilities?
16. Making Transitions and Learning Disabilities
17. Helping Kids Find New Solutions
18. Back to School Dress When Challenged
19. Showing Courage and Learning Disabilities
20. Teach Kids to Stay Close to Home
21. Feeling Fear and Learning Disabilities
22. Kids Learn Trustworthiness
23. Multitasking Ideas
24. Laziness or Learning Disabilities?
25. Helping Kids Reach Their Goals
26. Family Roundtable Discussions with Kids
27. Materialism Issues
28. Illness or Accident Leading to a Challenge
29. Vocational or Academics for Challenged Teens?
30. Expectations and Relating
31. Nurturing Kids of All Abilities
32. Our Roles in the Eyes of Society
Developing Self-Esteem
34. Changing Goals and Learning Disabilities
35. Shopping Trips Can Be Educational
36. Achievement with Learning Disabilities
37. Resolving Conflicts and Learning Disabilities
38. Teaching Kids Order and Organization
39. Family Life with Learning Disabilities
40. Backyard Motor Skills Games
41. Truancy and Learning Disabilities
42. Kids Learn About Playing Fairly
43. Looking for Equitable Resolves
44. Aerobic Activities for Stress Relief in School
45. Acceptance, Abundance and Learning Disabilities
46. Kids Learn About Sharing

20. Teach Kids to Stay Close to Home

A story in the news about an 8 year old boy with ADD wandering away from a campsite had a happy ending. He was found by rescuers more than 4 miles away from camp, after 80 hours on his own. But this was a very lucky event, and could have been much worse if a stranger had snatched him away from his parents and family.

We ask ourselves, "How can I prevent this from happening to my kids, with or without learning disabilities?"

A solution would be to have every child wear a camp whistle on a chain around their neck, tucked into their shirt, when at an unfamiliar place, whether across town or across the state. And to give 2 long toots on their whistle to call for help. Then after a minute repeat the 2 loud toots, repeating the sequence until they are found.

Two long toots let others know it is a whistle call for something, and not random playing with a whistle.

A story from the past about 2 toots of the whistle: When I was growing up and a train would be approaching our village, it would blow its whistle twice to let us know to clear the track.

Train your child to run away from strangers that are approaching, to go in the opposite direction from a stranger, and not to answer a stranger's question. And though it might be tempting to take candy when offered by a stranger it is just their way of trying to get hold of you. Remind your kids that no one has the right to touch or grab them when they don't want it. It is helpful to remind your kids to run in the opposite direction if a stranger approaches and to scream as loud as they can to scare the stranger away.

Article by Susan Kramer

Resources for parents, teachers and homeschooling families:

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Rhythms and Dances for School Age Kids

Rhythms and Dances for School Age Kids
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Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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Kinesthetic Math and Language Lessons

Kinesthetic Math and Language Lessons
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All articles copyright 2000-2011 Susan Helene Kramer
Susan Kramer has worked as a dance specialist with kids and adults of all abilities for more than 30 years,
and lives with her husband in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Click autobiography for details.