"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt

July 2, 2010 by  
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Tweet Planning for the care of a special-needs child By Paul Keegan and Karen Cheney From Money Magazine Online (Money Magazine) — Jason and Amanda Purnell met while getting their Ph.D.s in psychology at Ohio State, married in 2007, and were ecstatic when Amanda became pregnant shortly before they moved to St. Louis last July […]

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Should you Negotiate your Childs Curfew?

November 20, 2009 by  
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Tweet There are times when your thirteen year old may seem like a seasoned litigator, and your kitchen feels like a courtroom. Kids are surprisingly adept at negotiating, and sometimes it’s hard to “beat them at their own game.” It’s important to teach kids how to negotiate because it’s a necessary life skill, and it […]

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Is Your Child Ready for 3-Year-Old Preschool?

September 26, 2009 by  
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Tweet Is Your Child Ready for 3-Year-Old Preschool? A Decision Only You Can Make By: Denise Obrecht It seems to be the common question asked to me lately, “Where will Max be going to preschool this fall?”  There is an assumption with that question – that he will be going to preschool and a site […]

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How To Help Children with their Feelings.

September 25, 2009 by  
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Tweet In order to ensure survival, the emotional structures of our brain develop first. Children “act out” of their feelings because the intellectual structures of their brain have not developed yet. Adults must help children learn how to recognize and cope with their feelings as they grow up. 1) FOCUS on them. Be attuned to […]

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