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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

5. Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Managing Anger

Anger management help may be needed for the child diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder - ODD. Not only do the techniques help the child, but they are useful for the parents and others who work with the child.

Here are 3 useful techniques

1. Learning to be more flexible is one way for a child to lessen their tantrums about not getting their way exactly, this minute.

Flexibility considers all the options, then makes a good choice. It is empowering and the child stays in control of themselves.

Developing flexibility rather than expecting instant gratification may need to be learned if the child is used to having others make the decisions for them; in turn feeling frustrated.

Laying out 3 or 4 options to get the job done and letting the child choose which course to follow empowers him.

2. Another way a child can manage anger - without anyone noticing - is to do a few rounds of even breathing.

In my experience a child of 4 or older can practice even breathing to calm down. They don't even need to be able to count. What works with the younger children is modeling it by doing the pattern yourself.

During a calm time make the silent breathing practice a game, saying perhaps, "Let's play our good breathing game."

3. Separating the child and adult is a way to dispel a period of anger. Just walking away before the scene becomes uncontrollable helps.

Also, changing activities and being with other people are ways to take the charge out of anger.

Diffusing the lighted wick before it starts the fire of an argument is much easier than fighting a brush fire, where words can escalate to acting out negatively!

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.