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“If It Bleeds, It Leads” – Talking to Children About Tragic News Headlines

Welcome back our guest blogger Marly Hinestroza, as she discusses about tragic media headlines, the effects on children, and how you as a parent can help!  ___________ On 01/13/18, at 8:00 am HST, I was trying to entertain eight 9 year old girls who had just woken up from a birthday-sleepover party for my daughter, …

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Helping Your Child Navigate Difficult Emotions

Welcome Alyssa Caldbeck as our guest blogger this week as she explores navigating a child’s difficult emotions. ______________________________ Parenting is the most challenging job you’ll ever have. Weathering the storms of your child’s vast and varied emotions can feel like tricky territory. Experts on the subject of emotional intelligence say that it is best taught …

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Early Signs And Intervention

Let’s welcome our latest guest blogger, Leanna Rae, as she begins a series of articles on early signs of sensory and motor immaturity and early intervention! ___________________________________ Learning is much more than classrooms and tests.  Children start at a young age exploring their environment through their senses (sensory learning) and working to understand how to …

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You Are AMAZING

That is the name of Holly Willard’s coloring book and the subject of her course Sexual Abuse Treatment Methods Using Play Therapy from the 2017 Play Therapy Summit. Holly takes this topic very seriously and it is obvious during her heartfelt presentation that sexual abuse prevention is one of her passions. And that’s because she …

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Adjusting to a New Baby in the Home: Lessons from MTV’s Chelsea Houska

If you are adjusting to a new  baby in your home and you have another child in the home that is school age or younger, you may find some unexpected behaviors in your otherwise normal child.  This is completely expected!  In fact, if it doesn’t happen, I would be more concerned. Oddly enough, during a …

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