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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

27. Materialism Issues

Materialism is brought on by thinking that the acquisition of objects will bring happiness. The acquisition of basic material goods is necessary to the degree that we need to support our own body and our dependents with food, clothing, and shelter. And, it is important that we take good care of our kids with learning disabilities so their self-esteem stays intact and is nurtured.

But, along the way, we should not form too strong an attachment to specific material goods. The form we may be adoring at this moment may change rather quickly, unexpectedly, through no plan of our own, such as through an accident or fire.

And with the passage of time all forms change their inner composition and their outer look, which includes the physical bodies of people, too. Therefore, we need to look for something, other than more and more objects, in order to experience happiness.

For the happiness that we are looking for through materialism we must look to what in this world does not change through time and circumstance.

No circumstance of the physical universe can alter either the giving or receiving of caring love. Our physical body becomes energized as we think and act on our thoughts of caring. And our thoughts of caring can never be taken from us. They are not made up of, or dependent on physical molecules, as objects are.

When our body feels the surge of energy, brought on by our caring thoughts and actions, our mind also becomes more alert. The word we could use to describe our state of mind and body at that moment is, of course, happiness. To feel happy, more often, we need only to think and act with caringness more often.

Materialism boils down to the search for happiness through the acquisition of objects.

Happiness is truly experienced when our body and mind are harmoniously aligned and vibrantly energized, brought on by our caring thoughts and actions, ever untouched by the variables of the material world. It is fun to have objects but they don't satisfy the craving for happiness.

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.