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August 7, 2019

If you are struggling with understanding or managing your child's mis-behavior, I am going to offer the suggestion to incorporate 30 minutes of child directed play time into your family routine, at a regularly scheduled time, three times per week. 

You ask: "Are you C-R...

July 17, 2019

Come visit Families Thrive and join in the community fun at Summerville, August 3, 2019. I will be hosting a booth with kid tatoos and information just outside Blue Kangaroo on SE 13th and Lexington. This is a lively, all-inclusive family event with activities and trea...

June 26, 2019

A child's anxiety, run amok, challenges everyone in the family . . . parents, siblings, family friends and relatives . . . and, of course, your beloved child. Due to the nature of anxiety, which represents a system on over-arousal and hyper-alert, everyone becomes stre...

June 4, 2018

Those challenging behaviors that are knotty and difficult to positively change can be very vexing as a parent, especially when they escalate for no apparent reason. Here are some suggestions about what to do to begin to unravel some of these behavioral knots.

1. Make su...

April 25, 2018

Good morning on this fine and sunny day. I just finished reading this article put out by Facebook that discusses bullying prevention and response at the individual, classroom

March 26, 2018

This piece from this morning's NY Times represents this woman's courage, resiliency, advocacy, and absolute grit in finding her voice for others while also experiencing excruciating personal pain. Go Girl! We stand with you.

March 25, 2018

Angela Duckworth believes in human potential and the ability of anyone and everyone to improve their chances of achievement. She believes that passion and perseverance count more toward success than static notions of intelligence or talent. GRIT is the term she employs...

"I would love to live like a river flows,

Carried by the surprise of its own unfolding."

February 1, 2018

There is lots of research to support the idea that dedicated and regular parent/child play time (on the child's terms) supports positive attachment, self-regulation, self-esteem, and creativity. It's also a lot of fun once you get into the swing of it.

In my experience...

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