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Being The Mean Mommy: When (And How) To Discipline Someone Else’s Kid

We’ve heard it a zillion times: “it takes a village!”   But does this philosophy apply to collaborative discipline when the kid acting out is not our own?  It’s a touchy subject, for sure, but one that begs for etiquette answers amidst a culture with no clear guidebook. The good news is that from a […]

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Fine Motor Skills–Get Your Child Ready to Hold a Pencil

As we head into the fall and “back to school” conversations begin, I find myself with several referrals related to kindergarten readiness. As a pediatric occupational therapist, parents seek out my services to make sure their child is equipped to handle the writing requirements of public school. I won’t get started on how I really […]

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More than Worried: 5 Types of Childhood Anxiety You Need to Know

Worry and anxiety are part of our everyday life. Browsing the news headlines or scrolling through Facebook may fuel your tension, nerves or worry. However, in proportional doses, worry can serve it’s worthy purpose of alerting us to danger and motivating us to take action. Discerning between what is normal and necessary worry and what is beyond […]

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