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  • 1/28/2015 A Good First Visit To The Dentist That first visit to the dentist has been on your mind since your baby’s first bout of teething. Now that the first little pearly white tooth is visible, you’re thinking that it may be time for that first dental checkup. And of course, it’s only natural that you hope the experience will be a positive […] more>
  • 1/26/2015 Trouble in School: The First Thing to Test is Hearing Hearing was something Laura had never considered when she contemplated Heather’s classroom difficulties. Heather was 7 and obviously bright, one of those kids you think of as an adult trapped in a child’s body; she had presence and a sense of humor.  She was the last kid you’d suspect of having school problems, yet the […] more>
  • 1/23/2015 Parenting From Prison   If you’re reading this article from prison, you probably didn’t find it yourself. You didn’t search with keywords “parenting from prison” on your own. Someone else, perhaps a caregiver for your child or a professional connected to your case saw the article, knew you were parenting from prison, and sent it to you. If you’re […] more>
  • 1/21/2015 Brad Cohen: Tourette Syndrome and Bullying—Get to Know the Person, Not the Problem Tourette syndrome and bullying—it is no stretch to say that there is no other educator who knows as much about this subject than Brad Cohen. Cohen struggled to become a teacher in spite of having Tourette syndrome and he won! His story is so inspiring that it was suggested a movie be made about his […] more>
  • 1/19/2015 How Merchandising Makes Use of Bullying and Why It Shouldn’t Be Tolerated Merchandising makes use of bullying to sell things. The practice is not new. Advertisers and retailers probably took their cue from the media. Just a short half-hour on one of the many reality-based television shows demonstrates how much our consumer culture is entertained by insults, even when those insults are self-directed. While this is a more blatant […] more>
  • 1/14/2015 How to Talk to Children About Islam In a World Gone Mad How do we talk to children about Islam in a world gone mad? Terror committed in the name of Islam is everywhere. If we feel safe it is only because we are using the protective shield of denial to convince ourselves that the danger is far away. That is why our eyes are on France […] more>
  • 1/11/2015 Safe Opportunities To Let Your Child Fail And Learn Parenting is a long-term proposition during which we need to essentially work ourselves out of a job. Part of a child’s development is to learn how to be independent, to make choices, and to think for himself. Allowing children to fail in a controlled environment minimizes the risk, but also helps them to learn valuable […] more>
  • 1/11/2015 National Mentoring Month: Mentoring for Change “Imitation is the highest form of flattery.” It’s a timeless saying. It’s reminiscent of a little kid tagging along with the “big kids” if only to be like them. It’s implied when a small child imitates a parent in play or mannerism. It’s also a saying that aptly describes a mentoring relationship. Anyone can be a mentor–a parent, a […] more>
  • 1/7/2015 Kars4Kids Jingle: At Last, A Fan! Everyone hates the Kars4Kids jingle. Well, almost everyone. We do have a few hardcore fans. Take Jamie Smith’s baby, for instance. Jamie posted the following clip to the Kars for Kids Facebook page with the comment, “I don’t know why but, My baby is obsessed with the kars4kids commercial, lol.” But hey, I’m not really […] more>
  • 1/5/2015 Boy With Tourette Syndrome Makes A Movie, Makes Good Tourette syndrome makes most of us think of twitchy eyes and out-of-control curse words issued by children who couldn’t possibly be old enough to know what they mean. But more often, Tourette symptoms are subtler than that, expressed by blinking, sniffing, and throat clearing, for instance, with a tendency to wane as children enter their […] more>