Monthly Archives: December 2017


Eat your peas.

  • Posted on Dec 28, 2017

A Canadian study revealed that families that eat together regularly have children who are more physically fit, drink less sodas and have better social skills. Oh, and they have less behavioral problems. Could it be

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And now this…

  • Posted on Dec 26, 2017

I guess I should have predicted this. Teens can self harm in a variety of ways. The latest is digital.  About 6% of teens have posted anonymously online something hurtful about themselves. This was discovered

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The best is yet to come

  • Posted on Dec 22, 2017

   I admire my girlfriend’s never ending optimistic attitude toward life. She signs all her letters with Frank Sinatra’s song lyrics, “The Best is Yet to Come.” Says the same thing when the girls get

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Searching for the perfect gift

  • Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Until that moment, I was on top of my Christmas game. I’d sent the packages to relatives in advance of the rush, draped lights on the shrubbery, hung a wreath on the door… and put

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‘Tis the Season to be Jolly: Holiday Gift Ideas by ages and developmental stages

  • Posted on Dec 20, 2017

Tweens: Your child now has a longer attention span (30-40 minutes) so building projects such as K’nex models will be of interest to her. She can now also understand directions for performing magic tricks or

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Adverse Childhood Experiences

  • Posted on Dec 15, 2017

Does your child suffer from  ‘Big Feelings” like anger or anxiety? Perhaps they need Big Bird! Sesame Street is a nonprofit educational organization that’s been around almost 50 years. They have addressed emotional needs of

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‘Tis the Season to be Jolly: Holiday Gift Ideas by ages and developmental stages

  • Posted on Dec 13, 2017

5-year-olds: Since 5-year-olds can hop on one foot, games like Twister® will be fun. Kids this age start to understand time. In our world of digital clocks, get your nephew an analog clock with numbers

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