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Tokens of Gratitude: Catch More Flies with Honey

Here is an old idiom for you - "You catch more flies with honey than vinegar." My mom used to say that to me...

Vision Challenges Result in School Day “Crutches”

We recently had a young adult patient, who comes to us for vision care, describe a re-occurring experience that she would have while attending...

4 Lessons I’d Share with My Younger Self over Coffee

Important Lessons... Yep. I was THAT kid. You know, the one who loved every single thing about school. From day one, I was the desk-straightener,...

Handwriting Challenges: What is the Root Cause?

For most of us, handwriting is second nature. Certainly we practiced it enough in school. Although our script might have “evolved” over the years...

Folate Deficiency: Explore the Developmental Impact

It's National Folic Acid Awareness Week and we are going to look at the impacts of a folate deficiency in children.  Folate is also...

Initiation Struggles: Procrastination, Opposition, or Overwhelm?

The assignment has been given. The homework is spread out on the dining room table. The chores have been charted and explained…..5 times. And...

Calm Thyself: Make Yourself a Stress Buster Box

If you’re much younger than me (no, don’t even ask), you may not remember the Calgon bubble bath commercial showing a stressed out woman...

New Year, New Goals for You and Your Child

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars." – Brian Littrell With the ringing in of each New Year, we tend...

Unlock the Door to the Secret Society of Idioms

I hate to “let the cat out of the bag” or “turn you off,” but I “smell a rat” and I would like to...

Holidays are Over: Explore New Sensory Ideas

The bulk of holiday celebrations are over.  It is likely that the quantity of toys and stuff in your home has increased.  The children...