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Are your kid’s supplements really adding up?

By Pat Blackwell, Ph.D., September 13, 2018 An astonishing number of American children are consuming dietary supplements including but not limited to multivitamins. According to a recent article publis...

The Grannie Bench

by Laura Claverie, September 2018  Helping depression with Zimbabwe's grandmothers I recently viewed a fascinating TED Talk by Dr. Dixon Chibanda, a psychiatrist in Zimbabwe.  TED talks feature the best and b...

Fostering Your Child’s Independence

By Jenni Watts Evans, September 13, 2018 Learning Skills: Part 1 of a 2 part series. When you think of homework and helping your child do better in school, you probably picture paper and pencil, drills ...
grumpy toddler

Helping Your Toddler Through the Transition Struggle

by Jenni Watts Evans, 7/16/18 How’s your day going? Ever heard someone say, “The devil is in the details”? For parents – and teachers – the day can be made or broken when we are paying the least attention: dur...

Doing the Best I Can

by Adela Baker, CACP Yesterday, around noon, I met my son at his day camp. I had taken the time to make and pack a well balanced and colorful lunch: his favorite sandwich (bologna with mayonnaise) his favorite...
nature vs. nurture

Nature vs. Nurture, and Your Role as a Parent

The age-old debate... For centuries, experts have debated the relative weight of nature versus nurture (or environment versus genetics) on the development of children, and to this day, no one knows the exact r...

Summer in the City

It’s summer – make the most of your time with your kids   Summer. A time to loosen up, relax and play. For most people, the pace slows a bit and schedules open up. Without homework and after-school commitment...

How to Streamline your Life in 5 Easy Steps

by Nola Family Staff It's Time to Simplify your Summer While many people associate streamlining and organizing their lives with New Year’s resolutions, the reality is most people need it the most when the sch...

Cheetah

by Adela Baker, CACP   My third grader had to take a timed multiplication quiz. He had to complete 100 problems, from 0-12 times tables, in under three minutes. People, I didn’t know if I could do this either...

ADHD is not a disability. It is a gift!

by Adela Baker, CACP   I often get called by parents who at their wit’s end with their ADHD kid. I listen to their litany of complaints and the sob stories of IEPs, social anxieties, gaming addictions, evil t...

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