Siblings

The issue of if and how many children to have is a very personal decision.  What I do advocate is for parents (and other well-intentioned adults) to remember that a new baby may not be the fantastic news for a child that we expect.  An older sibling is still a child,

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Educational Advocacy for Your Child

Examples of special needs are learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and emotional disorders that impact the child’s ability to learn and to demonstrate that learning through testing and other standard assessments.  This means that whether a child has ADHD, dyslexia, Autism, anxiety, or another disability, that child may be eligible for special education.

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Setting up Boundaries

As with all new skills, the best way to teach is through engaging the learner, in this case the child or children involved in a conflict.  Engagement of participants is also desirable when we are talking about setting up proactive systems, or rules in our homes and schools which provide structure and boundaries. Setting up rules lays the foundation for conflict resolution if a dispute arises.

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Roots & Wings ... Wings

What are some essential ways that we can help our children, whether as a parent or as a professional, To develop “wings”, to soar?  Developing independence is something that begins early in life.  We need to continually find ways to encourage our children to think and to analyze and to question, leading to evolving problem solving skills which will serve them throughout life.

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Roots & Wings ... Roots

Holidays are steeped in tradition, whether stories and ornaments and cooking family recipes together, or in frantic shopping and spending.  Which choice you make for your child will determine the memories your child will take into adulthood, and will likely share with your grandchildren...How can you share your history with your children? 

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