Children

What Stage of Life are You In?

Our lifespan is comprised of a progression of stages during which we face new dilemmas and experience new accomplishments. From early childhood thru the retirement years we all endure similar phases of life: childhood, adolescence and various stages in adulthood. We also tend to connect with others who are living in the same stage of life as we are because there is commonality in struggles, daily life events and [...]

What Stage of Life are You In?2018-08-22T11:48:26-07:00

Do Your Kids Have Spring Fever?

Are your children bouncing off the walls lately? Are they getting sassier or fighting with one another? Have you noticed they are having difficulty concentrating or completing their homework? They may have a classic case of spring fever! Every year during the spring, I commonly observe an increase in energy and a variety of new behaviors in kids. I also listen to parents and teachers who voice concerns about [...]

Do Your Kids Have Spring Fever?2018-08-22T11:48:37-07:00

How to Talk with Children about Tragedy

Do you wonder how to talk about tragic events with your children? With media seemingly broadcasting such events 24 hours a day, we are exposed to much more information than ever before. We are less able to protect our children from the news of tragedies, allowing our children exposure to disturbing information at earlier ages. This requires adults to provide thoughtful communication, support, and reassurance to children when tragedies [...]

How to Talk with Children about Tragedy2018-08-22T11:49:06-07:00

Building Confidence in Your Child

As I sit and watch a class of children in gymnastics I reflect on how important it is to for children to develop skills that build confidence. All humans strive to gain skills and develop pride in their abilities, making it important to begin fostering this development in children. Each child is unique in their interests and abilities and sometimes it feels tricky to help them to find their [...]

Building Confidence in Your Child2018-08-22T11:49:29-07:00

Is My Child Normal?

One of the most common questions I hear when a parent enters my office to talk about their child is “Is this normal?” We often wonder if our child is developing and behaving in typical kid-fashion or if there is something more we should be identifying. Children move through innumerable phases as they develop. Some phases appear normal and some appear odd. Some phases are so wonderful that parents [...]

Is My Child Normal?2018-08-22T11:49:38-07:00