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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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When A Child is Marooned to the Desk in the Hallway

From a purely layman’s observant research, I think the months of October and February are the most difficult for kids who struggle with attention skills, social skills, and rigors of classroom expectation. By six weeks in school, classrooms have settled … Continue reading

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How important are Expectations?

A friend of mine told me, “I never get my hopes up about vacations.  You get ready to go, you go and then you come home.  Puff, all gone.”  He looked a little sad, or maybe wistful, and added, “Why … Continue reading

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Children’s Toys–The Tools for Healthy Kids

I remember a house I used to drive by quite often.  It’s long, narrow, fenced yard contained a whole warehouse of large, plastic toys.  I thought perhaps the home was a small day-care center, or babysitting arrangement.  Since I drove … Continue reading

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60 months to Kindergarten Entry Social and Emotional Development

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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When Personal Strengths Become Weaknesses

I was speaking with a young teenager yesterday, who presented me with the opportunity to talk about my “Rule of Thumb” belief: “Our Greatest Strength Can Be Our Greatest Weakness” Thank goodness we each have strengths that when combined in … Continue reading

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NY Times and the Refrigerator Rules

There was a very long  piece in the NY Times that attends to the question/s of: “what makes a student successful?” or “how does a student become a successful adult?”   “Character vs. IQ vs. Identity vs. Motivation/Determination vs. . … Continue reading

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