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Kids and Screens: The Unknown Dangers

As kids are in front of screens more and more, researchers, parents, teachers, and therapists are beginning to acknowledge the consequences of that screen time. Data has emerged indicating that children’s brains are actually altered when they are exposed to screens. Not only is this impacting development and functioning, there are implications for behavior, emotions, […]

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Offering Choices to Address Defiant Behavior

I have been working with a three year old who has struggled to control his behaviors and emotions for much of his young life. He has had problems at preschool, at home, and in public. Mom and Dad were at their wit’s end with the scathing looks from strangers, embarrassment of not being able to […]

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Talking to Your Kids – The Effects and Benefits

Over the course of my career, and more specifically in interactions with other moms, I have observed a very unique phenomenon about kids and their verbalization. When kids are not spoken to on a consistent, regular, and purposeful basis, they tend not to speak themselves. So much so in fact, that I have had quite […]

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Validating Your Child’s Feelings

My hubby and I were talking the other night about how easy it is for parents to focus on what they want their child to do, rather than acknowledging why they don’t want to do something in the first place. For example, if my son is playing with his cars and we ask him to […]

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