Category Archives: Children

Liar, Liar Pants On Fire

Lying involves a speaker making a false statement with the intention to deceive the recipient (Bok, 1978; Chrisholm & Feehan, 1977; Coleman & Kay, 1981; Lee, 2000). Lies differ in type, incidence, magnitude and consequence. There are various gradations of [...]

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Violent video games and the brain

As video games continue becoming more violent and increasingly realistic and as technology improves the controversy over whether or not violent video games are potentially harmful to players increases.  These debates have even made it as far as the Supreme [...]

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ADD??? Or maybe…

Jeremy was a bright child in first grade.  His parents were frustrated because of his troubles in school.  As the day progressed Jeremy became fidgety, his ability to focus and attend to information decreased, and he became very irritable. In [...]

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Parent Tip

Parents who: offer their child an accepting, caring, comforting, and protecting environment, offer consistency, structure, and regularity of daily routine do things regularly as a family like going out to dinner, playing games, etc set reasonable and firm limits encourage [...]

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Catch Them Doing It Right

How many times a day do you, as a parent, have to correct your child’s misbehavior with statements such as “stop that,” “clean up your room,” or “how many times am I going to have to ask you to put [...]

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Facts about drugs and drug use.

Facts about drugs Narcotics: Narcotics (such as heroin, morphine, Oxycontin, etc.) are used to dull the senses and reduce pain. Narcotics can be made from opium (from the opium poppy) or created in a laboratory (synthetic and semi-synthetic narcotics). Stimulants: [...]

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Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States. It is a dry, shredded green and brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves derived from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. The main active chemical in marijuana [...]

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Parent Tip – Letter to Initiate an Assessment

This is a standard letter to initiate an assessment for an IEP process. Continue reading

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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Navigating through Diagnosis and Intervention

When a parent considers the possibility a child may have a spectrum disorder, coming to a diagnosis and treatment plan takes time and patience.  Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) share three core features: impaired social interactions, difficulty communicating with others, and [...]

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Recess and your child’s brain

Recess is an important time of day when children can run around the playground with their friends, unconcerned with anything other than moving around and having fun. Current research shows that physical activity during recess and other parts of the day [...]

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