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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

23. Multitasking Ideas

Multitasking makes use of those little moments in the midst of a bigger job to complete another task.

When you have kids of various abilities to care for it really becomes a necessity to multitask to get everything needed done.

Here are some of my ideas for making the most use of a given amount of time: Keep a notepad and pencil in your purse. While driving and at a stoplight jot down creative ideas and things you want to do. Also, keep a few pages for a running list; on the left-hand side of the page write in "need to" priorities and on the right side write in "wish list" wants.

A notepad and pencil at bedside is handy to jot down thoughts that may come during dreams or when you first awaken in the morning. I have found that some of my clearest moments for problem solving come at night.

Do housework while your children are up and running around. Then when they are playing sit at the table or on the couch and read, write or catch up on correspondence, or if you are in school do some homework.

Chop greens and vegetables at one time and store in plastic in the fridge for faster meal preparation. While watching cooking on the stove keep that notebook handy to write down random ideas, or read a few pages in your current book of interest. Or, if in school, read or do homework.

If you're sitting waiting, maybe at the doctor's office or an activity where your child is not under your thumb at the moment, pull out that notebook and continue writing, reading or doing your own homework.

When your children are napping or gone to sleep for the night pull out your notes and hook into the computer. This is your best time because it is your quiet time away from kids' distractions.

I haven't mentioned workout time for yourself, because I found I could combine it with the child's active and awake times, such as walking together, pushing a jogging bike, going to the gym and using their daycare to watch the kids for an hour.

In summary, the benefits of multitasking outweigh the increased planning required to juggle schedules, because more of what is important to you and your family gets accomplished.

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.