Virtual Learning and ADHD

A year ago, I advised that too much screen time is not good for our children and I encouraged parents to limit their child’s screen time to two hours a day or less. Fast forward to 2020 and I am writing an article about keeping your child engaged with online learning and focused on the […]

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Wearing Masks: The New Norm

With some schools opening in person classes, sports and activities resuming with precautions, and families venturing a little further out into the world, wearing masks is becoming a necessity. Adults have had a chance to get more comfortable wearing masks. Many of us have been wearing them since March when we go to stores or […]

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Will We Ever Return to Normal?

I feel like I have asked myself the question, “will we ever get back to normal?” several times a day over the last few weeks, as I’m sure many others have. And the answer that I keep telling myself is, “I’m not sure I want to.”  Katie Greenleaf, LPCC recently shared a quote by Dave […]

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Gearing Up For Summer

Summer is a great time for our children to be free from the demands of schoolwork and busy schedules. It’s a time for them to get out and “be a kid,” running around outside, using their imaginations, engaging in clubs or sports and being with their friends. However, many families struggle with the unstructured time […]

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Helping Siblings Cope

Having a child with a medical or developmental complication can be challenging. Doctor appointments, therapy sessions, procedures, and attention, supervision, and monitoring given around the clock can be exhausting for both the parent and the child. Added to this can be worries about how to help your other children. Having a brother or sister with […]

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Decrease the Gimmies and Promote Gratitude

My family and I went to a tree lighting ceremony this weekend to celebrate the start of the holiday season. It was a joyous occasion filled with singing, smiles, and making memories. No money was spent, as it was free and we packed our own snacks to eat. As we were leaving my daughter saw […]

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Being Comfortable Being Bored

Being bored is something I hear a lot about in my day-to-day interactions with children. I hear “there is nothing to do,” “school is so boring,” and “everything besides my tablet is boring.” I am sure we have all heard this from our children, especially in today’s fast-paced world. What I remember from when I […]

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Stop Talking and Start Listening

Helping your Young Child Develop Emotional Coping Skills As adults, parents, or caregivers, we talk. A lot. We talk to our children in the morning to get them out of bed, we talk to our children about breakfast, we tell them what to do and what to stop doing, we give them praise, and we […]

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