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Overcoming Social Phobia

by Deb

Social рhоbiа, also саllеd ѕосiаl anxiety, is a diѕоrdеr сhаrасtеrizеd bу overwhelming аnxiеtу аnd еxсеѕѕivе ѕеlf-соnѕсiоuѕnеѕѕ in everyday social ѕituаtiоnѕ. Pеорlе with ѕосiаl phobia hаvе a реrѕiѕtеnt, intense, and chronic fеаr оf being watched and judged by оthеrѕ and оf bеing еmbаrrаѕѕеd оr humiliated bу their own асtiоnѕ. Overcoming ѕосiаl phobia iѕ аn individuаl сhаllеngе, […]

ADD: The Over-Focused Student

by Kathy Jenkins

Last week, we went looked at what the differences are between students who have to learn how to learn with ADD, ADHD and Learning Disabilities. This week, we would like to look at one type of ADD called Over-Focused ADD. Here are some common questions that may help you assist your child or another student […]

Clutter-Free Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Students

by Kathy Jenkins
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Students

Thumb drives by the 3-pack Whether they’re dashing off to the library to print an essay or backing up copies of a lose-it-and-die senior thesis, thumb drives are an indispensable part of college life. Buy them by the 3-pack in impossible-to-lose hues – bright pink or red, anyone? Bananagrams Who needs the full game board, […]

Tips for Kids Hiding Photos & Secret Apps

by Kathy Jenkins
Keep your kids safe on social networks

“The advent of the internet and wireless devices has introduced a power crisis for families. Never before has so much communication power with the world been in the hands of children. And by the same token this crisis is an opportunity to strengthen parent-child bonds around faith as an executive movement to be free from […]

How Safe Is Your Home?

by Kathy Jenkins

November is Child Safety Prevention Month. Each year in the United States, more than 2,200 children – or six kids a day – die from an injury in the home.  To help keep your kids safe, here are some tips to keep you safe at home and around your home: Everything in a teenager’s life […]

Making the Best of a Parent-Teacher Conference

by Kathy Jenkins

Do you ever feel like going to a parent-teacher conference is a bit like being called to the principal’s office when you were in school?  Well, we have a couple of tips for you to make future conferences productive and pleasant: Don’t play the defensive side. Most likely, if there was a problem strong enough […]

Did you miss it?

by Kathy Jenkins
A year ago on The Organizing Tutor blog.

IMPROVING YOUR STUDENT’S MOTIVATION  Achieving academic success isn’t just a matter of being intelligent.  If a student has effective study skills, motivation, effort and goal-setting, those skills may actually play a larger role in achievement than being “book smart”.  Remember, learning is a process.  It can become too easy to concentrate on grades, but it […]

The Same System Doesn’t Work for Every Student

by Kathy Jenkins

“Be who you are and say what you feel.  Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss I love fifth grade. It is the last year students have to be kids before middle school. And, it is last year to learn organizational skills before entering middle school – learning personalized organizing […]

Speech Recognition Tools on Your Computer

by Kathy Jenkins
Every student learns differently – and, every student studies differently.

Every student learns differently – and, every student studies differently.  WHAT IS AN AUDITORY LEARNER?   An auditory learning is someone who must hear things to learn them best – they remember what they hear and say. An auditory learning is someone who typically enjoys classroom discussion and working in small-groups where there is discussion. An […]

Organizing Homework: Tips to Working Smarter

by Kathy Jenkins

“Trying harder rarely helps. Working smarter does. To work smarter, your child needs strategies that are designed to work WITH the way she thinks… To help your children succeed, encourage them to become more aware, and accepting, of their challenges and strengths. Suggest that they put on their detective hats, to discover organization and time management strategies that […]