Thanksgiving Day Special: How to Raise Thankful Kids

Teaching your kids how to be Thankful this Holiday Season.

Thanksgiving is Extra Special Many people find Thanksgiving to be one of their favorite holidays. It’s simple, no gifts to buy, no fuss. It’s just family and friends coming together with a recognition that we have a lot to be thankful for. How Do We Help Kids Practice Being Thankful Year-round? I imagine many of us try to keep that […]

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Dr. John Carosso’s ebook: The Steps to Improving Your Child’s Behavior

An expanded content eBook about improving your child's behavior, with steps and videos..

The Steps to Improving Your Child’s Behavior There is a formula to child discipline. If you follow the recipe, the outcome is very predictable in a positive way. Children expect parents to behave in a particular manner; when they do, they tend to respond accordingly in terms of being more manageable, respectful, calmer, and grateful. When parents don’t follow the […]

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Guest Post: Help! My Child Struggles With Sounding Out Words

A girl spelling words on a blackboard.

By Teresa Gretencord, Reading Specialist at the Dyslexia Diagnostic & Treatment Center Teresa Gretencord is an experienced and Certified Reading Specialist at the Dyslexia Diagnostic & Treatment Center. She wrote this post providing simple and fun activities to help your child sound out words, which is the basis for spelling skills. Teresa offers Reading Therapy sessions online, and you can schedule […]

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Community Psychiatric Center’s Social Skills Groups and Parent Support Groups

A group of kids having a successful Social Skills Group session.

Our goal at CPC is to provide a wide array of treatment options to help children reach their fullest potential. To that end, we offer social skills groups that help children learn better ways to make and keep friends. Children with autism can present as delightful and endearing, but sometimes don’t know what to do in order to maintain a […]

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Check Out Our Library of Helpful Resources

We’ve Provided a Repository of Parent Resources!! You might now know it, but our library of parent resources extends beyond the helpful articles I share here. If you check out cpcwecare.com you’ll see our Parent Resource section, and the archives of our CPC Presents television shows. The Resource section has many helpful links to information. The information covers autism, Asperger’s, […]

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Improving Your Child’s Reading Comprehension

A father helps his son with reading comprehension.

Does Dyslexia Impact Reading Comprehension? We talk a lot about dyslexia, or the difficulty with decoding or sounding out words. It’s obvious that any child struggling to decode individual words is going to have trouble with reading comprehension. In that respect, it’s difficult to ascertain what a passage is attempting to convey if one cannot read a portion of the […]

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Why It’s Important for Our Children to Celebrate The Fourth of July!

Celebrating Independence Day

What Are We Celebrating on “The Fourth”, Also Known as “Independence Day”? The Fourth commemorates the unanimous adoption of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain, by the second Continental Congress in 1776. This declaration culminated in our revolutionary war that ended in 1783. It was then that Britain recognized the United States as an independent and sovereign country. 😊 […]

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No Meltdown Outings: How to Manage Your Child’s Public Behavior

Tips on how to encourage good behavior on outings with your child

Public outings with your child can be quite challenging and demanding, and there tend to be more excursions over summer vacation. Children sometimes find the new environment, whether it be a store or amusement park, to be over-stimulating, and want to carry out the outing ‘on their terms’ rather than on yours. However, if you make a plan in advance, […]

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Mission: Fatherhood! An Open Letter To Dads

Celebrating Dads: A happy dad plays with his laughing daughter on Father's Day

On This Father’s Day, First I Gotta Give a Shout-Out to Moms! We all fully recognize the importance of a mom in a child’s life. Indeed, no one can surpass the love, compassion, caring, empathy, and tenderness of a mother. Dads sometimes can demonstrate those traits, but usually not on par with their female counterparts and, one could argue; that’s […]

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