Tag Archives: Parenting

Helping Special Kids through a Special Kind of Play: AutPlay® Therapy

AutPlay® is a unique therapy specifically for children with a neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism, Down syndrome or ADHD. AutPlay® combines the benefits of play therapy with behavioral therapy. Traditional play therapy is typically directed by the child.  Games and … Continue reading

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Consider the Turkey

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk Anyone who has prepared a Thanksgiving dinner is likely familiar with this scenario: You spend two or three days shopping, cooking and cleaning up in preparation for the feast. … Continue reading

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Congratulations! It’s a Teen! Adopting an Older Child

We Never Outgrow the Need for Family November is National Adoption Month and the 2015 initiative focuses on adopting older children. Many people question the need for teenagers to be adopted, since they are almost grown. The fact is, children … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village

Tribal societies, whose parenting and child-rearing practices have remained essentially the same for… well… ever, offer some interesting insights into the best practices for raising children to be well-adjusted, productive, happy adults. These methods have been rebranded for modern Western … Continue reading

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Free-Range Kids

For Back-to-School season, we’re taking a look at different parenting styles and philosophies. Last time we examined Helicopter Parenting. This time, we’re taking on the Free-Range Kids. Remember the good old days, when children played outside – unsupervised – and that was … Continue reading

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Helicopter Parenting is Bad. Or Good.

For Back-to-School season, we’re taking a look at different parenting styles and philosophies. Last time we examined Purposeful Parenting. This time, we’re taking on the Helicopter Parent. The definition of a helicopter parent (according to Google) is “a parent who … Continue reading

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How Purposeful is Your Parenting?

  Back to School is a good time to reevaluate how purposeful our parenting is. The one thing all parents have in common is that we are human. While we may steadfastly embrace a particular philosophy when it comes to our children, … Continue reading

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