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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 known by many as Folic acid. You heard about this...

Is Lack of Sleep Making Your Anxious Kids Worse? How to Help!

Is lack of sleep making your anxious kids worse? Almost every anxious child I treat in my therapy practice has sleep issues. This is not a freaky coincidence. Child anxiety and sleep deprivation are best buddies. They...

How to Help a Child Overcome Defecation Phobia

Children with defecation phobia form a vicious circle that often involves withholding a bowel movement for days followed by a bowel movement that would accompany ritualistic behaviors. George, aged 12, believes he will become contaminated...

Headaches on the Rise in Children: Explore Solutions

An increasing number of children are presenting to emergency rooms and being admitted to hospitals with a complaint of headaches.  Medical records, of patients aged 4 to 18 years who visited an emergency room...

Oral Motor Games for Children Young and Old

"Oral motor skills include speech, coordinating breathing and swallowing, and the management of food textures. Children with low muscle tone and sensory processing differences are at risk of delayed oral motor skill development. Oral...

Transitions: Yoga and Mindfulness to the Rescue

I lead professional development workshops for educators, all over the country. I always ask teachers, “What is the most challenging part of your day?” If I asked them all to call out their response...

Plan Ahead to Reduce Anxiety

One of the most common problems associated with the various isms that children may have is - anxiety. Sure, a little anxiety is normal, most kids can be anxious about things. The difference is...

Address Trauma in Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Nine year old James had been in a car accident with his father.  Shortly after the accident, James started experiencing negative intrusive thoughts. James repetitively asks, "What if we’re driving and the car smashes into...

Solutions for Struggling Writers

Tomorrow is National Handwriting Day. It's an unofficial day that was established by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association in 1977. Their motive at the time was to promote the consumption of pens, pencils and...

Learn How to Control Your Child’s Core

It’s all the hype: Core Control. And it’s not just for adults. Learning to control your core can have lifelong benefits. At the heart of the core is the pelvis. Most people have some understanding...