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Grieving Children–Give Them the Tools of Expression

For those of us who have so little ability to express our sympathy and compassion, here is one way to reach out and care:     If you would like to mail sympathy cards, postcards, letters of support, and teddy … Continue reading

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Entering School–Overcoming Anxiety

Layla’s lesson on overcoming ANXIETY: Our neighbor’s grandchildren are visiting, their dogs are barking, parents and grandparents are yelling above the din.  Some folks decide to set off some illegal fireworks.  Layla runs up to the connecting neighbor gate and … Continue reading

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Social and Emotional Development 18-36 Months

There is so much concern and questions raised about the spectrum of Autism that I thought it might be helpful to list some normal development aspects for babies and toddlers before the age of five.  This will be in a … Continue reading

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Filial Therapy–A beginning

By the time parents begin to search for professional help for their child, I believe that they are experiencing two major assaults on their own parenting beliefs: 1.  I am no longer a competent parent, able to help or soothe … Continue reading

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A New Sibling–A Playful Solution for 4 Year Old

MAGIC.   That’s the best description for a four-year-old.  Each day brings more carefully crafted fantasy into a four-year-old’s life. Several years ago I was given the honor of being present when a third child appeared in a family, whose son … Continue reading

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Buckets of Feelings

“Children’s play can be more fully appreciated when recognized as their natural medium of communication.  Children express themselves more fully and more directly through self-initiated spontaneous play than they do verbally because they are more comfortable with play.  For children … Continue reading

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Case of Developmental Expectation

Here’s a glimpse into the story about “Developmental Expectation.” At 12 years of age,  Bobbi acted more like an eight-year-old, and that was on a good day.  It only took a few days in our residential facility for the staff … Continue reading

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