Just released: Child Anxiety Tales a 10-module evidence-based online parent-gradual drawing for children 5 6 program that empowers parents with evidence-based tools and strategies to use to help their child manage anxiety and stress. Just released: Camp Cope-A-Lot: The Coping Cat CD is a 12-session interactive computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxious youth. Camp Cope-A-Lot includes state-of-the art animation, interactive videos illustrations, interactive media, and built-in homework and reward systems.
Requires flash player, download here if needed. Youth can benefit greatly from having engaging and appealing workbooks, software, and audiovisual aides to guide their experiences. The workbooks guide the implementation of the cognitive-behavioral therapies. Project” for use with anxious adolescents. For mental health professionals, counselors, educators, or those seeking written information about treatment programs to help youth with emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems.
For example, treating youth anxiety can be guided by the treatment manual entitled “Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxious children: Therapist manual. All Rights Reserved by Workbook Publishing, Inc. Through daily instruction students will progress according to their genetic and behavioral dispositions. Most children will enjoy such challenges if the activities are developmentally appropriate. Instruction and participation in physical activities should be both enjoyable and challenging leaving no child to live in happy mediocrity. Source: Doherty, Jonathan and Peter Brennan.
The curriculum needs to be systematically designed and not be a mere hodge- podge of skills. Numerous basic skills will be introduced in the elementary curriculum: ball handling skills, balance skills, eye-hand coordination, body awareness and control, skills related to popular sports, climbing skills, skills involving the manipulation of wheeled vehicles, etc. All skills will need to be introduced in a proper context and presented initially in isolation. Physical education which occurs exclusively within the environment of homeschooling is at risk of becoming a marginalized, if not completely ignored subject. This false perception of physical education minimalizes the true importance of what it has to offer.
Homeschooling programs should emphasize art and music as much as they do reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science. The emphasis should be reflected in the amount of instructional time, the amount of time for children to engage in independent expression through art, the amount of focus on appreciation of a wide variety of art and artists. Adult artists often create meaningful art as a result of life experiences, events, responsibilities, sufferings and hardships. This is not true for children, nor should it be. But children will certainly be able to express basic emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger, love, and fear as related to their life experiences.