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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

22. Kids Learn Trustworthiness

Learning how to be trustworthy is a social skill that all kids need to learn to get along with others throughout their lives. To whatever degree possible, most kids can learn something about being trustworthy.

Being trustworthy is essential for friendship. Being trusted with personal information is one of the hallmarks of friends. And later in business relationships it is essential to keep confidence on delicate and strategic matters. Trust once lost is hard to regain.

A trustworthy person earns the respect of others and is sought after as a friend or confidant.

How can kids learn to be trustworthy? By practicing step by step.

We can encourage kids to be trustworthy by giving them small bits of information to keep to themselves, and progress to more trust as they prove to be circumspect.

An example would be to tell a child about a surprise for a friend or sibling, perhaps a birthday present, and asking that the information not be shared.

Little steps like this build up trust and confidence. It feels good to be able to keep a secret - it increases the child's self esteem.

From the earliest moments of life I feel it is important to encourage a child's self esteem through giving small challenges to live up to.

Learning social skills is character building and pays off in the moment, and in the long run, as children feel confidence that they can achieve more and more as they grow.

Let's give our kids opportunities to develop trustworthiness so they grow into self-confident and compassionate adults!

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.