Teaching Children To Cope With Uncertainty In Their Lives
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Teaching Children To Cope With Uncertainty In Their Lives

No matter how organized you are and how much you’ve planned the day, you can’t control everything and everyone. Something always happens that you didn’t expect; sometimes, it’s a small thing other times it turns your world upside down. People, adults, and children need to deal with uncertainty daily; it’s part of life, and it…

Moderate to Severe Developmental Disability: Eight Essential Skills for Living
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Moderate to Severe Developmental Disability: Eight Essential Skills for Living

Most evaluation tools and curricula arrange skills according to the way a typical child might acquire them. Essential for Living by Patrick McGreevy, PhD BCBA-D et al takes a different approach. They group skills into categories of “must-have,” “should-have,” “good-to-have,” and “nice-to have.” This instrument also identifies deficits in functional skills that might be the…

Learning…is connection, rooted in relationship
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Learning…is connection, rooted in relationship

The work of the brain at birth is to begin laying down an internal infrastructure of language that enables the child to make sense of the outside world, preparing her for her ultimate purpose—which is to connect. Watch the drive to connect in action in three month old Piper’s focused alertness and vocalization as her daddy reads The Hungry Caterpillar to…

A Marcos Attitude
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A Marcos Attitude

“You know what you need this morning?”  Groggy-eyed, a boy more than likely suffering from the effects of a late-night gaming binge, nods.  He still gets my reference.  “Let me hear you say it,” I tell him. “I need a Marcos attitude.”  Kids chuckle, no one more than Marcos.  It’s quite a feat, really.  To…

Butterfly UP
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Butterfly UP

The words resonated with me as a friend and I were discussing how hard it can be to embrace our true selves.  It is easy to lose sight of who we are when we are constantly bombarded with messages that tell us who we should be and how we should act.  Unlike the caterpillar’s fixed…

Fading or Thriving In Sport? The Mental Approach That Shapes Healthy & Happy Champions Of Tomorrow
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Fading or Thriving In Sport? The Mental Approach That Shapes Healthy & Happy Champions Of Tomorrow

Over the past few years, there has been an increase in visits to my office by parents with young athletes between 11–13 years of age. At first, this seemed like a positive movement, perhaps motivated by a desire to introduce mental skills training to help their children get ahead. However, there is one glaring dilemma…

Recess Rules!! And Why Kids Need MORE of It!
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Recess Rules!! And Why Kids Need MORE of It!

“For generations, recess has been considered by many students in elementary school as their favorite part of the day.”  Recess is a cornerstone of childhood. For many children, it’s a breath of fresh air, an opportunity for pretend play, a chance to socialize with peers. Despite the documented benefits of playtime, many children in the…

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