Category: Parenting


Change their behavior by changing yours

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) has opened up possibilities for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) that weren’t there before. The success of this approach brought hope to a situation that was often deemed hopeless. But what about individuals without ASD?…

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How To Keep The Brain Happy During Spring Break

Take a trip to your local public library this Spring Break. While children may find it appealing to stay home, here are some reasons why visiting your local public library may be a good idea. A Fantastic Resource For Help…

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Actions Toward Creating a Positive Reading Culture

Children love to discuss their emotions, ideas and stories with someone who will listen. They are keenly aware of the attention you are giving them.

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Join them, play a couple rounds of “Go Fish!”

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Einstein With today’s emphasis on state standards, and global educational rankings, it is no wonder ‘playing’ can be considered goofing off. Teaching to the…

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Proactive vs. reactive, setting the expectation to communicate.

Recently, I wrote about how to talk to our children when a crisis occurs. Following that post, I began to think about talking to our children in general. Talking to them following a crisis, while necessary, seemed to be very…

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