corona virus

This week with all that is going on in our country I thought I would share some good information about talking with your children about the corona virus.  If you would like to read the entire article it is from PBS kids, please click on the link. It started with a quote from one of…

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children playing

I just read an excellent article titled “Curiosity, Pleasure and Play” by Bruce Perry, Lea Hogan and Sarah Marlin. If you would like to read the entire article, please click on the link. In this week’s blog I thought I would summarize for you the important points. The neurobiological development of the brain has several…

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trauma children

I thought this week I would give a short summary of a great website for helping parents and caregivers care for traumatized children.  The site is found at www.stresshealth.org. The site starts with a positive message: research shows parents can be the most powerful force in preventing or even reversing the impact of toxic stress…

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Dear Parents, As Christmas approaches, Iwould like to offer some things for your consideration that might help your children and you get through the holidays more easily this year. Christmas is stressful for everyone, but especially for children with troubling pasts. It is best to focus on your relationship with your children first and the…

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trauma children

I thought this week I would write a short summary about the contributions of Karyn Purvis to the field of children’s therapy.  She died in 2016 but her teaching and contributions live on.  She taught at Texas Christian University and was an internationally-renowned child development expert, popular speaker, author and passionate advocate for vulnerable children.…

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