Tag Archives: developmental

Enter the Dragon

It is just passed Valentine’s Day and my grade schooler is suddenly cranky, acting sleep deprived and testing boundaries.    With a lot of patience, I try to find out what is upsetting her.  Here’s where it gets a little … Continue reading

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How We Teach our Children to Scream

   “Is that normal?” Jed asked, his face was a mixture of horror and concern as he watched a little boy scream his way out of the park. I smiled.  I think it was a saddened smile of understanding.  I … Continue reading

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Saving Memories—The Aftermath

Some years ago in early Spring, a friend of ours stopped by our home a little after 5 pm on a week night–on her way home from work. She noticed how nice our living room was, thought our galley kitchen … Continue reading

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18 to 36 Months Social and Emotional Development

I clearly the remember my 7-month-old daughter as she found herself staring at herself in the full length mirror in our bedroom.  She totally stunned herself.  In a crawl position, she posed with one hand raised and the other on … Continue reading

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Important Lessons from a Sandbox and Milk Bottle

While out walking with Layla, we happened upon a young mother and her (between 3-4 year old?) child.  Her bike, with a trailer, was awaiting her return at the end of the dune path. In hooded sweatshirts, both mother and … Continue reading

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36-60 Months: Motor Development Skills

There is a reason why we begin to play games with our infants and young children.  Games allow all of us to enjoy gaining new skills and new knowledge.  It’s fun and not a hardship.  Blowing on an infants tummy … Continue reading

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The Most Influential Teacher

I spent a whole career having the wonderful privilege of being with kids.  From baby to late teen, I was invited to share in their journey into adulthood.  Typical of my learning pattern, I kind of went at it backwards. … Continue reading

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