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May 19, 2017
10 Things You Can Do This Summer to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

The summer is the perfect time to help prepare your child for the transition to kindergarten. Here are some things you can do at home to get them ready.

May 19, 2017
Planning Ahead To Lessen Homesickness At Camp

Receiving a tearful phone call or a sad note from your child away at camp can pull at your heart strings. Dealing with homesickness is often a source of stress for parents. It’s very common. Camps have been dealing with it for generations.

May 19, 2017
Heads Up, Teachers: Red Flags for Possible LD
Teachers are the first line of defense in recognizing and helping preschool students manage learning disabilities. Here’s what you should be looking for in six critical areas of development.

Life is a journey and sometimes we need guidance, someone to help show us the way, or just to help us see the way. The way that is there before us but we just can't quite see...a little nudge here...a little suggestion there.

Some guidance...to make it become clear, to make it easier, to make it better. Guidance to help us be better to our friends, to our family, to ourselves, and most importantly...to our children.

 

 Skipper L Harvey, PsyD     

 

 

Did you know?

Let’s face it…all children misbehave sometimes. One of the questions that we frequently ask ourselves when our children are engaging in unwanted behaviors is, “Why?” A child’s behavior almost always serves some type of purpose for that child; however, when you find yourself with more questions than answers it may be time to consider a more serious condition such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder or ODD. ODD is defined by a recurrent pattern of developmentally inappropriate levels of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior toward authority figures. Children with this disorder are best served by a licensed mental health professional who can provide both individual and family therapy.

ODD - A Guide For Families