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Child Development

Teaching Happiness

When asked what we want most in life, the majority of us will reply that we want to be happy... So how can we be happy? And, just as important, how can we “teach” happiness to our children?

Staying Active During The Winter

It is an unfortunate truth that as temperatures drop so does our physical activity level. This can go double for children and finding ways for all of us to get the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise daily can take a little imagination and persistence. As a place to start, here are some...
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Real Conversation – There’s No App For That

Among today’s parents of children and teens, there is a growing feeling that we were blindsided by the onslaught of digital devices over the past several years. With all of the amazing things these devices can do and their many applications, we didn’t think twice about sharing these miracles with our children.

Child Development

Fortunately, most kids will grow and develop normally without special assistance, but what about those situations where things aren’t going according to plan. Many parents come to me with questions about how to find help and what resources are available.

Never Too Young to Read

Studies have shown that children who are exposed to reading books at home have stronger activation in the parts of their brain associated with language processing, comprehension, and imagination. These children also enter school with better language and literacy skills and tend to have stronger parent-child bonds when compared to children who are not read to on a routine basis.