The 5 Principles of Effective Goal Setting

Learning the role of goal setting in the attainment of success cannot be overstated. Setting goals provides focus and direction to your and your child’s work. It also provides a basis upon which you can track your own progress. The challenge most people have with goal setting is how to go about the process and come up with effective goals. The starting point of an effective goal setting strategy is a personal evaluation and identifying what you want to achieve. There is enough hard work at each stage. Here are the five principles that govern effective goal setting:

  1. Set Goals That Motivate You

If you are going to work hard for the attainment of your goals, they need to inspire you. This means setting goals that are important to you and in which you will find value in achieving. Your goals should reflect your high priorities in life. They should also be prioritized to have a better focus instead of too many goals which are hard to plan for their attainment. Get goals that have a sense of urgency, for you to build the necessary commitment. For every goal you set ask yourself why it is valuable and how it adds up to your present and long term fulfilment as well as relate to other goals you have set.

  1. Set SMART Goals

This is such a repeated principle – it almost sounds like cliché. However, not many people apply it when setting goals.  For your goals to be powerful and effective they have to meet all the evaluation standards of SMART goal. These are:

  • Specific– Your goals should be well defined in a concise manner. Vague goals lack clarity of direction and will not help you focus.
  • Measurable– Your goals should have ways you can evaluate them to know how far you are in achieving them and when you have achieved them. Get the precise amounts, dates and any other data to help you measure the goals.
  • Attainable– Set goals that you can achieve. If you have no hope of achieving a set goal you will only be demoralized. This does not mean setting easy goals that you can attain without breaking a sweat as it can be an anti-climax.
  • Relevant– Goals have to be relevant with the career you want to take, your personal development and well-being. Even when the goals cover different facets of your life ensure they are related to one another to avoid setting widely scattered and inconsistent goals.
  • Time bound– Your goals should have a deadline to create a sense of urgency.
  1. Set the Goals in Writing

When you write down your goal it becomes tangible and takes on a real form. Write them in powerful statements and frame them positively. Have the goals at visible places where you can see them daily.

  1. Make an Action Plan

This is what provides the outline for how the goals will be achieved. Set out the process in clear and concise steps. You can cancel each concluded step to help you map out your progress.

  1. Stick with Your Plan and Goals

Setting goals and achieving them is a continuous process building from one success to another. Keep yourself on track and persist regardless of any setbacks until you achieve what you set out for.

At The Support for Students Growth Center in Boca Raton, we are expert in helping your children develop their “success skills” including “Goal Setting”. Call me for a free phone consultation and I will help your plan so that your child makes SMART GOALS.

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Dr. Eric Nach, Ph.D., M.Ed., A.S.D. Cert. Developmental and Behavioral Specialist and Associates
Info@SupportForStudentsGrowthCenter.com    www.SupportForStudentsGrowthCenter.com

For more information about Dr. Nach’s Online Resources and how to enroll, visit our website at: http://drnachonline.com/

Making the Transition into Middle School

Making the transition from elementary to middle school is a huge milestone for all children and their parents. For our children on the autism spectrum and others who struggle with issues of “perception” this dramatic change of life is even more traumatic than for their NT (neuro-typical) peers. This transition can be viewed as a time in life that often resembled the twists and turns of walking a labyrinth. For those people who may not have the actual experience of walking through a labyrinth, let me tell you there are many unforeseen directions we can take as we go day to day. We cannot always predict how these twists and turns will manifest in real life. We cannot fully anticipate what will happen until we are actually there, the life challenges and how to navigate the actual situation, especially when those we love the most are dependent on our ability to help them, but, we must.

Parents and students will find the expectations of middle school teachers to be very different and considerably more intense than that of their elementary school counter parts. In our experience with helping children and parents make the transition to the secondary school way of life many factors play a vital role in student success and happiness as the intensity and impact of transitioning factors is different for each of our children and how the families are prepared to handle them.

The primary goal of the middle school teacher is to help all of their students become ready to be successful in high school and beyond. Middle school teachers expect all students to be functioning at a higher level of independence than they did in primary (elementary) school. We have found that the teachers who tend to be most successful with helping our children transition to middle school are very aware that virtually all new 6th graders are still operating on a 5th grade or lower level emotionally and perhaps academically. Our children tend to have a greater variation of socially and emotional maturity, while many excel academically. Many students need direct instruction on how to function in a middle school campus.

Primary issues to be considered include; organization, self-advocacy, emotional regulation, socialization and following new routines. Just making the transition to more classes and being with many more students and teachers will take a considerable amount of planning, dedication and effort by everyone involved, i.e., parents, teachers, administrators, support staff, specialists, and of course the children themselves. Later, in high school the teachers are content driven, they are focused on delivering content knowledge on particular subjects to help the students obtain mastery and students will have to adjust to many of the same transitioning issues as when they start middle school.

Many of our children are “visual learners” and benefit by being shown and permitted to have practice with what organization looks like in a specific setting/classroom. They need to be shown how to keep and utilize their materials, including their personal office (their backpack). Their backpacks are often referred to as “the black hole” because many times, school work and other materials that go into the backpack mysteriously disappear, often because the difficulties they experience with executive functioning (planning, organizing and follow-through). Our children need to learn how to navigate from one class to another, how to navigate the lunch room, how to enter and exit the school campus, how to find and use the busses or parent pick-up line for those children not taking busses, what to do before school starts and immediately after school ends, and how to be successful in P.E.. They need “real life” experiences to see how to be successful. They must utilize many social and academic skills, that need to be taught directly, regarding interacting with peers, teachers and others. Additional skills, such as, knowing what a completed homework assignment should look like, what successful note taking and class work looks like, how to study for and complete tests successfully and how to avoid being targets for bullies.

You don’t have to go it alone. At the Support for Students Growth Center in Boca Raton, Dr. Eric Nach and his associates provide social, academic, behavioral and developmental services for individuals ages 4 into adulthood, in-home or in our Boca Raton center.

https://www.supportforstudentsgrowthcenter.com

KEEP STRESS OUT OF YOUR HOME

THE TOP 6 QUALITIES YOUR KIDS SHOULD POSSESS

Raising children can be challenging at times. The little bundles of joy always seem to be growing too fast and sometimes they learn the wrong things from outside sources. Their impressionable young minds can collect information quickly and it is up to us to make sure that our kids don’t learn the wrong things. Even though it is impossible to be everywhere your child is, there are a few qualities that your kids should possess to keep them on the right side of things. These traits include:

  1. Kindness

Kindness is an underrated quality. It is not only important when dealing with people, but also when dealing with yourself. When children learn kindness from a young age, they are able to empathize with others. They are also able to forgive themselves when they slip up, which is a concept most people take lightly. Kindness will also help them to be better in team activities. It also bolsters learning since they are able to listen to others better.

  1. Courage

It takes courage to learn new things. Most successful people become great at what they do, not because they were not afraid to try, but because they overcame their fear. Such courage can be instilled in them from a young age when they are taught not to fear failure.  Such people become even better at relationships with others and when starting new projects.

  1. Honesty

It is important, to be honest with others and most importantly, with yourself. It is especially important because the opposite hinders progress. The opposite of honesty is deceit, which is especially dangerous when you are lying to yourself. Admitting to yourself that you don’t know something, enables you to learn new things, and enrich your mind. Children who acquire this quality early enough in life are able to accomplish more.

  1. Self-discipline

Self-discipline and impulse control are great qualities to have. They enable you to be able to follow through tasks without distractions and achieve more. You are also able to plan your routine and finances better and stick to a plan. Having a disciplined child is all well and good, but you have to be able to balance it with joy for a more wholesome life. It is therefore important to teach your child self-discipline, as well as the need to live a little beyond the parameters of self-discipline.

  1. Resilience

Resilience, when coupled with flexibility, makes for a formidable combination. Resilience allows you to overcome setbacks and accept when things do not go your way. It is essential for great learning according to an extensive study conducted by US psychology professor, Martin Seligman. Resilient children give themselves a reason to try things. They also look at things from a wider perspective and have a more positive outlook on things. They do not turn mistakes into personal catastrophes and are more likely to come out of a slump. They are also able to deal with anxiety and depression.

  1. Positivity

The French call it Joie de Vivre. It is the cheerful enjoyment of life and having a positive outlook. This positive outlook in life helps you to learn to love yourself and to be content. Children that learn how to live a more positive life tend to be better at making friends. Their connections also tend to last longer.

At The Support For Students Growth Center in Boca Raton, Florida, we have online lessons that can impact crucial “success skills” such as these, skills that will mold your kids to excel in all facets of life, including school, social and work.

Dr. Eric Nach, Ph.D., M.Ed., A.S.D. Cert. Developmental and Behavioral Specialist and Associates

Info@SupportForStudentsGrowthCenter.com    www.SupportForStudentsGrowthCenter.com

Another School Year is About to Begin, How to Balance School and Life: A Guide for Parents

As parents, we do not often think of our children as having jobs, but they really do. The Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines a “job” as “a specific, duty, role, or function” (2017). In school and in other facets of their young lives we want our children to learn to be successful. As I have spent nearly 25 years of my life teaching and counseling children, teens, young adults and their families, I believe that success in life does result without a plan and hard work.

The following are some specifics that will lead to success for both you and your children as the new school year begins…

  • Keep an updated schedule

It is important to know what you need to get done, so that you and your child can monitor if it is getting done and to keep tasks on time. Sometimes, the balance between school and life is lacking because you do not have a clear picture of what you should be doing. Pencil in your tasks in your agenda early on. This is the time to download your calendar app if you haven’t already. Of course, it is important to know which tasks belong in your calendar and which ones aren’t important enough to warrant a mention.

  • Don’t procrastinate

Procrastinating is fun when you are doing what you prefer-until you actually have to do the task you kept pushing to the last minute. Regardless of how tempting it maybe to hold off until the last minute, it is best to do your tasks when they need to be done so that you can avoid the stress that comes at the eleventh hour.

  • Get enough sleep

Being well rested is a key ingredient in performing your tasks well. A good night’s sleep can never be overrated. Sometimes you might not sleep well, but always ensuring that getting enough sleep every night is a priority in your life.

  • Prioritize your work

So you have all these tasks that you need to do, but do you really have to do them today? It is important to prioritize your tasks in such a way that the most important and time sensitive asks are on top of your list and get done first. Pick and set out to complete the most important tasks that you need to complete every day. These tasks could be home or school related. After completing this, you are free to spend the rest of your time as you wish.

  • Avoid distractions

When you have a busy schedule that involves balancing school and home-life, you have to be careful not to get too distracted in your day to day life. Distractions interfere with the completion of your tasks, which means time allotted for certain tasks get taken up by others. The end result is that you will end up with some priority tasks which will creep into the next day and the cycle will continue endlessly.

  • Learn to say no

It is called school-life balance but it is not actually a perfect balance. Like the saying goes, you can have it all, but not all at once. At some point, something will have to take the back bench. Just because you get eight hours of sleep doesn’t mean everything else will be completed in the remaining waking hours. This means that sometimes you will have to say no to social events when your friends ask. Maybe when you are done with school, you can recover the lost time by going to as many birthday parties and sporting events as you can.

Do one thing at a time, do your best to complete it, then do the next thing on your list.

Dr. Eric J. Nach, Ph.D., M.Ed., A.S.D. Certified Developmental and Behavioral Specialist

For more information about the services available at the Support for Students Growth Center in Boca Raton, FL, visit our website at: https://www.supportforstudentsgrowthcenter.com

2019-2020 Therapeutic Social Skills Groups

ages four into the mid-twenties

(Revised 7/2019)

Since 2012 Dr. Eric Nach and his team of professional therapists, counselors and special educators have been providing “Therapeutic Social Skills Group Classes” for young people ages four into the mid-twenties.

We have 11 different groups that meet on a weekly basis.

  • All groups are based on age, ability and needs.
  • All groups meet on a specific day and time each week throughout the school year.
  • All groups are staffed on a 3:1 basis (only licensed and Master or Doctoral level counselors)
  • All groups include a “Weekly Topic Update” for parents.
  • All groups are selected from a bank of over 90 different topics Dr. Nach has created and re-created over the past 2 decades.
  • All new participants are required to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Nach, to ensure proper placement in our groups.

Join us for the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 Series

Fall 2019 will meet weekly from the week of September 2nd through December 12th

Spring 2020 will meet weekly from the week of January 13th through May 11th

NEW! Each prepaid Series includes:

*1 free “Therapeutic Social Skills Group” session

*1 free hour-long group meeting with Dr. Nach for (parents/grandparents only) to discuss strategies for your child’s age and ability levels. Exact date of meeting will be predetermined for each specific group session, meeting will be during one of your child’s scheduled groups.

Through BRAINSTORMING, modeling, role-playing, video-modeling and cooperative activities, participants IMPROVE:

  • Making and Nurturing Friendships
  • Flexibility and Frustration Tolerance
  • Attention and Focus
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Impulse Control
  • Problem-solving Skills
  • Decision-making Skills
  • Conflict Resolution Skills and Relaxation Skills
  • Conversation and Assertiveness Skills

Smart Phone and Tablet Addiction

Do you feel like your child is addicted to their “screens”? Learn why this may be the case and what you can do to help restore balance in your child’s life and in your home.

Smart phone and “tablet” addiction can be defined as problematic, dysfunctional use of the mobile phone and/or tablet, with the following characteristics and symptoms:

  • A constant preoccupation to use the smart phone to make phone calls or send text messages or connect with various forms of social media (YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, Tumbler, Twitter, etc. and activities associated with those activities.
  • The individuals need to increase the frequency and duration used to make phone calls, emails and sending text and photo messages.
  • Unsuccessful recurring attempts to cease or reduce the number of phone calls made, emails sent, and text and photo messages sent.
  • Withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, anxiety and depression associated with attempts to cease or reduce the number and time of phone calls, emails, social media posts and the number of text messages sent.
  • Making longer phone calls, sending a larger number of text messages and spending more time on social media than originally intended.
  • Academic, financial, career, family and social problems caused by mobile phone and/or tablet use.
  • Lying to family and friends to conceal the costs of and the time devoted to social media usage, making phone calls and sending text messages.
  • Use of the mobile phone or tablet as a way of escaping from real problems or as a mood enhancer (to relieve loneliness, anxiety, depression or guilt).

Addiction or over dependency to the mobile phone and/or tablets is not a homogeneous phenomenon, anyone with access to this form of technology can become addicted.

Rarely a day goes by where I do not have a parent telling me how much their child’s smart phone and tablet dependency, or over usage if you prefer, is causing conflict at home and interfering with their child’s emotional, academic and social development. I have done a considerable amount of research on the topic and have spoken to many professionals, parents, siblings and students themselves about the topic. With many years’ experience addressing this challenge, we have created a system and strategies specifically designed to empowered parents and students with the “tools” needed to handle this dilemma of the current day.

You don’t have to go it alone. Contact us today to see how we can help.

 

Dr. Eric Nach, Ph.D., M.Ed., A.S.D.

Developmental and Behavioral Specialist and Associates

Support for Students Growth Center in Boca Raton

5458 Town Center Rd, Suite 7

Boca Raton, FL 33486

561-990-7305

https://www.supportforstudentsgrowthcenter.com

Experts in improving the social, behavioral, developmental and academic needs of children, teens, young adults and their families.

Our Certified Special Education Teachers and Licensed Mental Health Counselors are Highly Qualified and ready to TUTOR/COUNSEL/COACH your child, in your home or in our Boca Raton center. Students who live with characteristics of ADHD, “Asperger’s”, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Social Anxiety, Depression, Communication Disorders, Physical Disabilities, or Behavior will benefit.

Transitioning into Adulthood Training and Coaching

(In home or in our Boca Raton center, ages 16 – late 20’s)

  • Employment Readiness,
  • Life Skills,
  • Health, Hygiene, Wellness,
  • Executive Functioning,
  • Success Skills,
  • Academic Coaching,
  • Independent Living Skills,
  • Technology Addiction and more…

In-Home Tutoring for “Struggling” and Exceptional” Students

(In home or in our Boca Raton center, ages 4 into the 20’s)

 

·        Subject-area mastery through tutoring in math, science, reading, writing, etc.

·        Homework Completion Skills

·        Basic Academic Skills

·        Remedial Reading and math

·        Study Skills

·        Test-taking Preparation

·        Individually Tailored Academic Enrichment

In-Home “Academic Coachingand Executive Functioning” for any student

(In home or in our Boca Raton center, ages 6 into the 20’s)

 

·        Executive Functioning Skills

·        Time Management

·        Organization

·        Prioritizing

·        Goal Setting and Task Completion

·        Problem Solving

·        Managing Anxiety

·        Conflict Resolution

·        Public Speaking

·        School/Work/Life Balance

·        Interpersonal Communication

·        Attention and Focusing Skills

 

How to help your child make and keep friends

Small children between the ages of 3 and 6 often find it easy to make friends. Past this age, it gets harder for some children to make friends. This is because elementary school kids start being more self-aware. Common interests, social class, and family background dictate whether your child is “acceptable” to a certain clique or to be friends with other kids. This is especially true in the school environment. A parent then ends up worried sick seeing the child come home from school disappointed and in low spirits because she/he does not have any friends.

As a parent or guardian, seeing your child happy is paramount. However, many parents do not know how to help in such a situation. She/he cannot fix and force a friendship. However, these techniques work in helping your child make friends.

  1. Understand the situation

Getting a deeper understanding of why your child has no friends will give you a broader insight on how best to help. Some elementary school kids may need help in developing their social skills. Natural shyness is normal for children. For some, it may be worse especially if the family has a trend of moving homes. Children whose family is always on the move often don’t get to know other kids in school or in the neighborhood long enough to form a solid friendship. With a better understanding of such a situation, you can know how best to help.

  1. Create a wonderful friendship between the two of you first

Being your child’s close friend creates trust and good rapport. Your child will feel freer to talk to you and give you further information on why she/he is having trouble making friends. Friendships create an atmosphere to bond. When bonding, you as the parent have a role to play by listening. Being keen to your child’s story of how his/her day went will tell you more on what the problem seems to be. Nonverbal cues will also help you pick up things your child is perhaps not telling you.

  1. Nurture your child’s social skills

Creating play dates, and practicing to say hello are some of the baby steps parents can take in boosting their child’s social skills. Shy children feel most comfortable at home. Small play dates at home with you will put the child at ease after a lonely day in school. It gives the child a break as she/he tries to work it out on their own.

  1. Expose them to social scenarios

If you have just moved to a new neighborhood, introducing yourself to the next-door neighbor is one way to go. If you’re lucky, your neighbor might have a child too. As the grown-ups develop a friendship, it trickles down to the children too. Also, make it a habit to take your child to public parks where she/he plays among other kids. It won’t take long before the child finds common ground (the fun) with the other kids.

  1. Involve the teachers and coaches

Filling the teacher in on what your child is going through in school (having no friends) will help. Teachers spend a lot of time with children in school. They know how best to handle and encourage friendships in school, even if your child is extremely shy. In fact, they are better trained at how to encourage children’s development. So get them involved.  There may be another child in the class having the same problem.  Perhaps the teacher could encourage a friendship.

  1. Get professional help

If your child is not developing the skills to be able to initiate conversations or maintain a friendship, don’t just wait for them to “grow out of it”, they might not, get professional help. It is a reality that some children lack the skills commonly known as the “hidden curriculum”. The “hidden curriculum” skills manifest themselves as the intuitive way we just figure out how to perform in social situations, often by observing and mimicking others. If your child does not pick up on the skills their siblings or peers do pick up on they may need professional help. Don’t wait, the earlier the better.

At the Support for Students Growth Center in Boca Raton, Florida we offer many social, behavioral, academic, and developmental services for children, teens, young adults and their families including 11 different social skills groups weekly for young people ages 4 well into adulthood. Call us, we may be able to help.

Dr. Eric Nach, Ph.D., M.Ed., A.S.D. Cert. Developmental and Behavioral Specialist and Associates

Info@SupportForStudentsGrowthCenter.com    www.SupportForStudentsGrowthCenter.com

For more information about Dr. Nach’s Online Resources and how to enroll, visit our website at: http://drnachonline.com/

Nurture Your Childs’ Confidence

Children learn things at an incredible rate when growing up. Their main sources of learning are usually their surroundings, and what they see, they tend to pick up quickly. One of the best qualities to have as a child is confidence. The ability to trust in themselves and what they can do, while at the same time accepting failure, is a recipe for them to thrive.

Here are some of the ways that you can nurture your children to turn into confident young adults:

  1. Accept them at their mistakes

Accepting that everyone makes mistakes is one of the best ways to show your children how to be confident. Confidence does not come from not making mistakes, but from learning from those mistakes and becoming a better person.

  1. Be confident in yourself

You are always your child’s first point of reference and being confident will definitely transfer to them. When your children see you tackle things with optimism and preparation will influence them positively. This does not mean that you should act like everything is perfect; you can acknowledge anxiety, but don’t dwell on it. Focus on the positive.

  1. Encourage them to try new things

Encourage your children to try out new things. Once your child already excels at something, it is time to encourage them to diversify and try something else. Attaining a new skill can fill you with the confidence to try out something else or face anything that comes your way.

  1. Allow them to fail

Children learn things through trial and error. In as much as it is natural to try and shield your kids from failure, this is a destructive approach. It stifles both their personal growth and their confidence. The best approach is to teach your child that falling short is not the end of the world. It will motivate your kids to put greater effort.

  1. Help your child to find their passion

Passions are a great way to channel your inner confidence. You are at your most confident when you are doing something you love. Passions also are also good for instilling a sense of identity. Helping your child grow their talents is an amazing way of giving them a huge boost in their confidence.

  1. Set goals

Setting your goals, whether large or small, then going ahead to achieve them makes anyone feel empowered. It also encourages the pursuit of bigger goals. You can help your child make a list of goals and to accomplish them. This will boost their self-confidence in a huge way. You should also help them break down long-term goals into more realistic benchmarks.

  1. Encourage perseverance

Teach your children not to give up at the first sign of failure. They need to learn that it is not all about succeeding, and failure is not the end of the world. Praise them when they go through challenges and when they persevere through a problem.

  1. Celebrate effort

While you have to praise your kids for their accomplishments, it is important to praise effort regardless of the outcome. Praising them for their hard work will help them gain confidence in accomplishing new and bigger things. It will also encourage them to venture into new endeavors.

  1. Show them love

Letting your children know that you love them no matter what, win or lose, bolsters self-confidence. When you let your children know that you think they are great even when you are upset, it fosters an unshakable sense of self-belief.

  1. Teach then to embrace imperfection

As adults, we know that the world is not perfect. Most of the perfection peddled by TV, magazines, blogs, and social media makes it look like everyone is happy. But we all know that that is just a myth. It is important that children understand this message early enough so that it does not interfere with their confidence later on. Let them know that imperfection is to be expected.

Dr. Eric Nach, Ph.D., M.Ed., A.S.D. Cert. Developmental and Behavioral Specialist and Associates

Info@SupportForStudentsGrowthCenter.com    www.SupportForStudentsGrowthCenter.com

For more information about Dr. Nach’s Online Resources and how to enroll in our online lessons, visit our website at: http://drnachonline.com/

Prepare Your Teen for the Transition to College

Few occasions bring joy to a parent like their kid qualifying for college. You get so hopeful that they will have a bright future. After all, for many, education is the key to success.

But your kids need more than good grades and pocket money to get through college. The transition from high school to college has its challenges. Your kid needs to know how to harmoniously interact with others, as you will not be there to resolve their conflicts and advocate for them.

They require the right “success skills” to successfully complete college and become successful in their chosen careers. Here at The Support for Students Growth Center, in Boca Raton, Florida, we offer several coaching and counseling approaches, both in home and in our office, tailored for the high-school to college transition. They include;

Interpersonal Skills

Interpersonal skills, also known as “success skills”, refer to the attributes that enable us to effectively interact with other people. It is what enables us to read the other person’s emotions and respond accordingly. It is also what enables us to choose the right body language to use when interacting with different people.

In middle and high school, the curriculum teaches them the academic skills.  Many students can pick up on the skills they need to be successful, but not all kids can do this themselves. Productive people need to know how to;

  • Listen actively.
  • Initiate meaningful conversation.
  • Disagree with others in a respectful manner.

Problem Solving

Does your kid know how to find a solution to difficult challenges? In college, they will face many challenges – transitioning between activities, peer pressure, dealing with a noisy roommate, or choosing to ask for help should as they need it. They will need problem-solving skills such as creativity, critical thinking, and decision-making to solve these challenges. Productive people need to know how to;

  • Analyze situations and coming up with possible solutions.
  • Adapting to changes in life.
  • Quick and effective problem-solving.

Conflict Resolution

Just like in middle and high school, your kid will enter into conflicts with other students and teachers while in college. But unlike in high school where conflicts are reported and hopefully resolved by you, the parent, the guidance and counseling of a teacher, in college, your kid will have to resolve the conflicts by themselves. Also, they might have to arbitrate conflicts between other students.

You need your child to have the ability to resolve conflicts. Productive people need to know how to;

  • Advocate for themselves.
  • Come up with options for resolving a conflict.
  • Identify if they are not always on the right side of an argument.
  • Arbitrate a conflict impartially.

How to use body language

During communication, body language does much of the communication. Avoiding direct eye contact during a conversation with an elderly person is regarded as a sign of disrespect, while the same body language when talking to a peer is a sign of shyness. With millennials doing much of the communication behind a screen, it is likely that your kid does not know the importance of body language. Productive people need to know how to;

  • Understand what their body language is communicating.
  • Understand the difference between female and male body language.
  • Make a good first impression with their body language.
  • Interpret the body language of peers.

We are experts in developmental and behavioral changes in children, teens, and young adults. That and the fact that we have a hands-on teaching experience from college and high school makes us experts in transitioning your kid to college.

For more information check out our website or give us a call.

Transitioning services for Young Adults who may have:

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Learning Differences
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Cognitive or Emotional Disabilities
  • Delayed Maturation in Development
  • and many Physical Disabilities

Our Licensed Professional Counselors and Certified Special Education Teachers are Highly Qualified and ready to Train/Coach your young adult, at your home or at our Boca Raton Center.

Dr. Eric Nach, Ph.D., M.Ed., A.S.D. Cert. Developmental and Behavioral Specialist and Associates

Info@SupportForStudentsGrowthCenter.com    www.SupportForStudentsGrowthCenter.com

For more information about Dr. Nach’s Online Resources and how to enroll in our online lessons, visit our website at: http://drnachonline.com/