Parents may went to limit their children's computer use and TV viewing time to ensure their psychological well-being. THE GIST Children who spent two hours or more a day watching TV or playing on a computer were more likely to have psychology difficulties. The negative impact of screen time was not remedied by increasing a child's physical activity levels. Many parents and children think that spending a lot of time on … [Read more...]
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Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in children and persists throughout life. It is a neurological problem of genetic origin which makes the acquisition of language skills extremely difficult. The condition is sometimes referred to as word blindness, specific language based disability, developmental dyslexia and mirror reading. Dyslexia is not a disease, but a specific language difficulty characterised by problems in expressive or … [Read more...]
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A maktab or place where deeni knowledge is sought is so vital to build an upright Islamic community. Yet with the increase of these madaaris and makaatib we still find disinterest in deen or rather there is a feeling of complacency that children ARE learning some form of deen, so there is no desire to increase or further Islamic education or to adopt Islamic ethos. Necessary Islamic studies include learning to read the Qur'aan which here usually … [Read more...]
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There are a number of conditions that look a lot like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, but are not ADHD. Here are some of these conditions that look like ADHD, but are not: Bipolar Disorder (Early Onset Bipolar Disorder) Tourette's Syndrome Childhood Depression Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) Auditory Processing Disorder Dyslexia Autism or Aspergers Schizophrenia or Other Psychotic … [Read more...]
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Children with ADHD typically: are restless, fidgety and overactive continuously chatter and interrupt people are easily distracted and do not finish things are inattentive, have short attention spans and cannot concentrate on tasks are impulsive, suddenly doing things without thinking first have difficulty waiting their turn in games, in conversation or in a queue. daydream when others are talking to him/her are always … [Read more...]
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There's a common phrase going around these days. I hate it when a child usually displays NORMAL active behaviour, and another parent asks, "What's going on with your kid? Is he hyper or what?" Does she even know what hyper means? So what's the difference between a regular active child and a hyperactive child? And what is this term ADHD everyone keeps bringing up? Does it really exist? The terms `attention deficit', `attention-deficit … [Read more...]