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September 26, 2022
How We Treat Your Child’s Emotional Outbursts

One of the foremost concerns expressed by parents is often regarding their child’s emotional sensitivity, overreaction, and subsequent emotional outbursts. It’s troubling to see your child or adolescent struggling, but it’s good to know that there are practical and effective strategies to improve the situation. Let’s review them today. What Causes Emotional Oversensitivity, Overreactions, and […]

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November 22, 2021
Thanksgiving Day Special: How to Raise Thankful Kids

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 […]

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August 9, 2021
Preparing for the 'Back to School’ Routine

It’s Getting Close to That Time Again… It’s closing in on that ‘back to school’ time of year. Yes, it is sad to see August slipping by, and it’s time to start thinking about getting back into the school schedule. It can be a difficult transition for children to get back into that routine, with […]

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July 5, 2021
Why It’s Important for Our Children to Celebrate The Fourth of July!

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 […]

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June 14, 2021
Mission: Fatherhood! An Open Letter To Dads

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 […]

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May 24, 2021
What Is, In Fact, More Important Than Discipline?

The Discipline Conundrum You can check out my eBook that explains why many traditional discipline or behavioral management practices fail. In that respect, it’s vital to fully understand what works, and what can sometimes not work so well. Yes, we all know, as parents, that being able to effectively discipline your child is vital to […]

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May 10, 2021
Preparing Your Kids (And You) For Summer Fun

Just Around the Corner It’s May and summer recess will be here before ya know it, so it's best to start planning and preparing now. There are lots to think about, and I would hate to have you awaken that fateful day in early June with the incessant “I’m bored”, or loud screaming that typically […]

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February 1, 2021
Would You Rescue Your Spouse Before Your Kids?

I originally published this post in late 2014; it's one of my favorites and I hope one of yours. I'm reminded daily of the power of family on a child's life, and especially that of a mother and father working in tandem. This post embodies that sentiment in a thought-provoking story. So, without further ado: […]

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December 7, 2020
Dyslexia: Six Points to Make a Difference

I’ve written extensively about how to effectively treat and manage dyslexia in my new book, Managing the 5 Most Challenging Childhood Behavioral Health Conditions of Our Day. For this post, I worked together with Mrs. Cynthia Postell, our wonderful Reading Specialist/Online Tutor at DyslexiaTreaters.com, to develop six important points about this common academic difficulty: 1. […]

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December 3, 2020
Managing the Holiday Season

Good Tidings… The Christmas and New Years Holiday is magical and fun; a wonderful time of year that spreads warm feelings and cheer in families and communities throughout the world. The celebration is well deserved, and we all tend to look forward to this very special time of year. But... Yeah, there is a ‘but’ […]

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