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Teens Cutting and Other Self Injurious Behavior in Children and Adolescents

Most parents believe that the transition from child to pre-teen to adolescent is fraught with behavioral and emotional challenges due to a variety of causes – hormones, peer influences, and rebelliousness to name a few. However, the vast majority of children transition through adolescence relatively unscathed and go on to live happy and productive lives. The […]

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Learning Disabilities and Extreme Patterns of Responding to Others

In addition to classroom challenges, one of the challenges facing students with learning disabilities or challenges is learning to curtail extremes in the way they respond to various social interactions and/or not getting their way when they want something. What do I mean by extreme patterns of behavior? There are essentially three ways that we […]

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Teen Cyberfights

Teen Cyberfights

I was looking over my 13 year old son’s shoulder the other day (or, as they say in teen cyberlanguage “POS” for Parent Over Shoulder) and watched his fingers quickly slip toward the enter button on the keyboard. His post, a peacemaking comment about a battle between two of his friends, appeared on the screen […]

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Infant Breastfeeding

New mothers often ask me about the benefits of breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding and the amount of time recommended for breastfeeding.  Breastfeeding is a recommended in all infants except in rare instances.  There are many benefits of breast milk that cannot be duplicated in infant formulas.  Maternal infant bonding increases with breastfeeding.  Recent studies have shown […]

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Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

Your child is growing up! He or she is getting to be that age when it’s time to start kindergarten. What can you do to help prepare your child for kindergarten? Here are some tips to help you out. Read! All kinds of sources agree that reading aloud to your child is very important for […]

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Fun Summer Ideas for Kids- Reading

Fun Summer Ideas for Kids: Reading

As kids look forward to the last day of school, teachers remind their students to read at least 25 books over the summer. While this certainly seems like a daunting challenge, there are ways reading can be included in summertime fun. Kids spend more hours at school than working adults spend at work, so it’s […]

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Make Your Own Granola

    Granola, if done correctly, can be a healthy snack for any occasion. Granola is a crisp wholegrain cereal based on oats, but you can use other grains as well. It’s slightly sweetened with honey, sugar or maple syrup, usually contains nuts and dried fruit and is baked to crisp. There’s also an unbaked, […]

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Giving Back: Six Ways You Can Help Others

Giving back by helping others is one of those gifts where the giver receives something, too. It’s very fulfilling to reach out and find a way to help other people. And in our modern culture that promotes isolation, reaching out is getting more rare…and more necessary. If you’re looking for ways to give back and […]

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