The Problem With Labeling Children
The way we label children who do poorly in school has taken a dramatic turn, in many ways for the better, in some ways for the worse. In yesteryear, kids who didn’t perform well in school would have been labeled as no-good, lazy, defiant, incorrigible, or just plain stupid. They would be disciplined by being shamed, blamed, hit, scolded, punished, ridiculed or simply written off as hopeless cases. Progress has been made. For the most part, we have eliminated such verbal and physical abuse. But we still must question the progress that’s been made when we replace the old labels with psychiatric diagnoses that refer to kids as ‘disordered’ or ‘disabled.’Cheap Kids Bedroom Sets Can Turn Any Room Into a Bedroom
Any bedroom can have a bed and a dresser but not all of them are going to have sets of these. Some people cannot tell that they are not sets but the person that owns them knows. They want to have cheap kids bedroom sets that actually go together.Children’s Dyslexia and Handwriting
Once a relatively unknown condition, dyslexia is thankfully at the forefront of research and treatment in the United States today. Still, while the condition itself is known, the compounding effects on children are still coming to light. For example, dyslexia may be uncovered in the teens or later; this is years after the person has developed important skills that will be used for the rest of their life! We learn to write early in our lives, from age five to ten. During that time, undiagnosed dyslexia can have a significant impact on cognitive development, and in particular, vision related skills. One such skill is handwriting. Sometimes taken for granted, handwriting is a skill we carry with us for much of our lives, and it can have a significant impact on our professional careers.