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Dec 31, 2014

Topic - Siblings Off To College.  He sat in front of me as he worked through the reading test and suddenly, looked up with tears in his eyes and said, “My brother is going away to college and I’m gonna really miss him”. 

His mother asked, “What can I do to help him?  His big brother is everything to...


Dec 30, 2014

Topic - Parents With Illness.  When a parent of a school-aged child is seriously ill, there are so many things to consider that life becomes a blur.  Nearly everything is a top priority. 

Kids need more than just food and shelter during these times. Depending on the developmental stage, they need more of you than ever...


Dec 29, 2014

Topic - Kids Chronic Illness.  About 15-18% of US children have chronic health conditions including asthma, the most common, diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, and heart problems. 

These children have social and academic needs that are complicated by the medical conditions. 

They are frequently absent from school for...


Dec 26, 2014

Topic - Marrying the Gene Pool.  You’ve decided, she’s the one for you and he, well, he’s the man of your dreams. 

Look beyond them because you are not only marrying them, you are marrying the gene pool and it can be a critical factor if children are in your future. 

Research indicates that intelligence travels on...


Dec 25, 2014

Topic - Yawning.  What do you think when your child yawns?  Do you think they’re tired?  Maybe not. 

Yawning…it’s so contagious.  And, it’s hard to stop. 

Yawning is one of the first things we learn to do.  The human fetus yawns during the first trimester in the womb; it’s a primal function that isn’t under...