Is Your Child Constantly Moving? Can’t Sit Still? Try CrossFit!

If you have a child that is constantly on the move and is always seeking physical input, I would like to recommend something to you. You may have heard of this in conjunction with adults and yet never considered it for children. What am I referring to? CrossFit. I have been involved with CrossFit for…

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Are You Fighting With Your Child Over Homework?

One common complaint that I hear from the parents of some of the children I work with is that they fight and argue when they are helping their kids with their homework. It can be a big struggle and I fully understand that having three kids of my own, two being in elementary school. Homework…

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Worried that your Child is Delayed? Don’t be Afraid to Find Out the Answer

I listen to a lot of motivational and business speakers and I read a lot of books on business, and there is always a section in the book or speech about when business goes bad. Business owners and people with certain problems often turn away from those problems. I was thinking about that this morning…

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Want to Increase Your Child’s Learning Potential? Read to Them!

Do you know how to boost your child’s learning potential? The solution is not a computer program, educational TV show, or phone app. It’s much easier than that. What is it? Reading! Many children learn to read easily, while others struggle with this task. Reading challenges can make the transition to adulthood difficult. Even if…

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Is Your Child Stuck on a Month’s Long Waiting List? Here Are 5 Simple Things You Can Do to Get Seen Sooner!

When you suspect that your child isn’t developing properly, the first thing you might do is go see their pediatrician or primary care physician. If these suspicions are confirmed by the doctor, more than likely your child will be referred to a specialist. That could be a neurologist, psychologist, psychiatrist, speech therapist, or occupational therapist.…

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The Worst Picture Ever Taken of Me

I have always been a tech and gadget geek. I have had every new smart phone that has come out. I had the original blackberry. Remember the Palm Treo? I had it. Loved it. Loved the way I looked using it. I was busy and important. I had things to do and no one could…

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Bribing Versus Rewarding

“Open this door now!” I screamed. I have three children, ages 6, 5 and 4. My 5 year old, who is often the most behaviorally challenged, had locked himself in the bathroom and would not come out. We were in the waiting room of a doctor’s office, so my increasing vocal volume was drawing attention.…

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Which Apps Promote Language Development?

Over the past few years, as technology has greatly improved, I have noticed more and more children coming to my clinic playing on their parent’s smart phones, or having a smart phone or a tablet of their own. I have no problem with phones or tablets. As a bit of a tech geek, I carried…

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Save Time & Money By Choosing The Right Therapist For Your Child

When kids begin to struggle with things that we as parents feel they should be able to do, we, as parents, often speak to our family physician first. We typically have a long and trusted relationship with the doctor and will take the advice they give. However, when a child is not developing at the…

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What To Do With a Bored Child

Bored kids can be bothersome kids, right? They get into things. They whine and get under our feet. We as parents do our best to keep them from getting bored. Not so much for them, but for self-preservation! At my house, the first thing we do is turn on a movie. Problem solved! I’ve seen…

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