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A Praise vs. Encouragement Lesson From My Driveway

The more I learn about Play Therapy techniques and principles, the more attuned I am to recognizing when to use them in everyday situations. There are not many dinners out with my husband where I do not recognize and observe opportunities for parents to have used a more effective technique with their children. Along the […]

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Back to School Tips for Kids

Going back to school is always filled with lots of emotions for children. Some can’t wait and others dread it. Each child is different, so structuring your back to school planning should recognize the specific needs of each child. (more…)

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Common Sources of Behavior Problems in Children

I love “people-watching”. I go to malls, grocery stores, parks, etc. and watch how people think, behave and speak. Sometimes this is enlightening for me, and I am able to understand certain things about families. I suppose because I am trained in recognizing patterns and behaviors in children, I frequently observe children acting out and […]

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Developing Self-Esteem in Children

A child begins to develop and build self-esteem as early as 3 years old. Self-esteem and self-acceptance come from many different influences and areas, but work together to help a child establish a self-concept. The more opportunities given to a child to be comfortable with him or herself, the more positively he or she will […]

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The Real Danger of Cyber-bullies

The schoolyard antics of the past are easy to visualize: larger kids picking on smaller ones, the tough giving the weak a hard time, the popular jock demeaning the anti-social geek. However, the most severe cases of bullying in the 21st century occur not at school but in your homes. Welcome to the world of […]

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Rest?

Many parents put their children to bed and think they will peacefully drift off to sleep within minutes. Unfortunately, it is often not that easy. The National Sleep Foundation reports that 70% of children ten and younger are suffering with some type of sleep problem. Here are some common reasons children do not get enough […]

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Generation Y in the News

I am not sure if any of you saw the local newscast about Generation Y last week, but I found it SO interesting! Not only did they discuss some of the trends of the group, but also how Gen Y-ers are changing the way companies approach their employees as they are entering the work force. […]

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