There are those moments in life when an event or situation becomes the catalyst to recognizing someone who has made an impact in our lives, or was there when no one else was to help lift us up during a difficult or challenging time. I am having one of those moments.
The recipes below are child proof!
Novel H1N1 flu is a type of influenza virus that is spreading worldwide
My recent Zero To Three journal (May 2009) arrived recently and I was so looking forward to reading it cover to cover, as I always do. The focus was on postpartum depression and while all of the articles were highly informative and insightful, I was very intrigued by an article that focused on postpartum depression in women who have struggled with infertility and have later become mothers
Oftentimes in my work, I am sent a great deal of information, websites, articles and emails from various organizations and agencies that often sit and accumulate in my inbox
This trip would represent my niece’s first solo plane flight- an adventure... We were all a bit hesitant, wondering if it felt too soon and if she was too young
The Golden State is not shining quite as brightly these days. If you live in California, as I do, you would have to be working very hard these days to avoid hearing news about the state’s budget woes
Well, I promised that I would provide a few more ideas for interesting and engaging reading before the summer was over
I don’t know about you, but even as an adult, I still operate under the assumption that the days of summer will be filled with more free time, fewer deadlines and a generally slower pace than during those other nine months of the year
Summer is coming and that means that your child is most probably not going to preschool or school
We all must understand that our vision is one and the same for all of us, for your children, for our children
Well, I thought that I would not have much in the way of book recommendations, however, I was thumbing through books and articles the other day, preparing for a workshop, when I came across one of my favorite books on child development, written for parents
In my work as a therapist, I am often asked by parents I work with to recommend readings or books that may provide insight and information on a topic with which they are struggling
I was on the phone with my mother a few weeks back and she was describing my nieces’ and nephews’ upcoming “Grandparents Day” at their school.
A few weeks ago, I received the latest edition of the Zero To Three Journal an occurrence that often leads me to make a warm cup of tea and curl up for an evening of thought-provoking reading.
I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite books related to early childhood mental health, early childhood development, and related topics
Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month?
This past week, I attended a workshop for my license on “Reflective Supervision” and while many times, attending an all day workshop in a small, crowded room leaves me feeling bored, disinterested or extremely fatigued, this workshop was delightfully engaging
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and I felt that I would take this opportunity to provide readers with resources and information related to this very important topic
I was standing in an awkward, somewhat uncomfortable position in my yoga class last week, worried that I would, at any moment, come tumbling down on my neighbor, creating a domino-like effect of falling yogis, when my teacher began talking to us about the concept of fear
I was reading an article today in Yoga Journal that I found quite interesting on the subject of yoga and its usefulness as a support for children with ADHD
My beautiful 86 year old energetic, loving, caring, respected, crafty and compassionate grandmother has fallen ill with brain cancer
Wow does this economic slump in our country really hit home. My husband and I were both eliminated from our different places of employment on the same day
For over a year now I have been doing FloorTime with Nathan. I hired this amazing FloorTime expert, by the name of Sara Chapman, http://www.playconnectlearn.com to work with us
I have often been amazed and concerned by the widespread misinterpretation of the term “mental health” in our society
I am inviting you to join me as I chronicle, comment and dissect information, news and ideas related to children’s social and emotional health and well-being
Nathan has decided to take up biting his nails and the tips of his fingers are now scabbed and callused. After some research I have found this to be a not so uncommon trait of children on the Spectrum
Luckily, Nathan potty trained at 2.5 years old for urinating in the toilet, but bowel movements have taken forever
Seems to constantly be routing –Nathan’s current stem is flicking all his PECKS icons back and forth. This is a stem that I am having a harder time redirecting
We had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends in the Philippines
After much frustration with trying to prove what is appropriate for my son with the school district
Let me start by saying that managing the IEP process is no easy task, but I want parents, caregivers, family members, or legal guardians to know that there are many resources out there to help you
Who would have thought that my son with autism would be a part of an inclusion preschool classroom—But, YES he is! He attends Learning Links Preschool that is part of Community Gatepath’s services