• Is Your Teen Acting Out In School Or Showing Anxiety About School? | Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider | Episode 66

  • Is your child acting out in school? Have they become disruptive or the class clown? Do they have anxiety about school? Are they seen as lazy, unmotivated, unfocused, or difficult? It may not be a behavior issue but rather that they have learning, communication, relationship, physical, sensory, or social differences. Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider shows parents what to look for and how to handle this in her conversation with Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler.

     

     

    A Favorite Quote from the Show:

    “We need to look at how we say things as well as what we say.”

    High Points of Is Your Teen Acting Out in School or Showing Anxiety About School:

    The word disability puts a label on kids that makes them feel they can’t do something.

    The term learning difference prompts them to ask, “How do I learn?” “How can I support this?” It empowers them to seek success.

    Beyond academics, there’s confidence and worthiness. All children deserve to be confident and joyful. This also helps them see and reach their potential.

    The impact on kids when they don’t feel confident is that they feel misunderstood, different, like they don’t measure up. It creates self-doubt which can lead them to become anxious or withdrawn.

    Whatever is happening now, don’t blame yourself. It’s never too late to relate.

    Help your child identify something they like and encourage them to explore it and succeed at that.

    Create a success team that supports your child.

    Become a detective. Look for signs your child has a learning difference:

    • Do they smile a lot?
    • Have they become a class clown or are they acting out?
    • Do they follow auditory directions?
    • Can they regulate their emotions?
    • Do they fit in easily?

    There can be levels and layers of issues to deal with in order to help your child.

    Parents need to know it isn’t always easy to run your race—we all need support.

    In creating your child’s success team, you may have to bring awareness that different isn’t bad, it’s just different.

    Identify key educators and professionals in your child’s life and look at what they can bring to the effort.

    You need a stable and predictable team.

    Use the BRIGHT process to help your child:

    • Building confidence and joy
    • Recognize they may have learning differences and be okay with that
    • Identify people to help them have success
    • Get them involved in activities they enjoy and encourage them so they may find success
    • Honor and share their natural gifts
    • Teach others about learning differences

    Resources:

    The Formula For Raising Successful Children | Ronald F. Ferguson And Tatsha Robertson | Episode 59

    Confidence & Joy: Success Strategies for Kids with Learning Differences: A Step-by-Step Guidebook for Parents and Professionals

    Our Guest:

    Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider is CEO of TouchTime© International and author of the best-selling 7 Strategies for Raising Calm, Inspired, & Successful Children. Her co-author, Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain, is a licensed speech-language pathologist and CEO of the Swain Center for Listening, Communicating and Learning. Drs. Swain and Schneider’s new book, Confidence & Joy: Success Strategies for Kids with Learning Differences, provides parents and educators with tools to help children with learning differences realize lifelong success.

    To learn more or connect with our guest visit http://confidencejoy.com

    Photo credit Raka Rachgo & Scott Webb

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