A close friend and mom to an autistic son has recently started series of creative workshops for autistic children to…Continue
Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on July 28, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments
One of the best ways to develop relationships and build confidence is to have fun together as a family. I just discovered there is a month long celebration aimed at that very thing, strengthening families and building healthy, confident kids. National Family Month is exactly what it sounds like, a celebration of family. It runs annually from Mother's Day to Father's Day.
An easy way to have fun with your kids is to remember what you enjoyed when you were their age and then do it…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on June 14, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments
Birds do it. Bees do it. And God knows WE sure do it. But unfortunately for me, it looks like I'm gonna have to talk…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 10, 2013 at 10:48am — No Comments
How do we achieve happiness as a family, especially when you consider varying personalities, interests and communication styles? Not to mention different genders and ages, two-adult homes and one-adult homes? I recently read an article based on a book by Bruce Feiler on this very topic. He introduces some interesting facts and concepts I think worthy of sharing. In our incredibly fast paced lives, full of stress and worry how do we find peace at home?
I think most people have heard…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on March 4, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Five tips to be better parents as a married couple.
When our daughter was two hours old, I looked at my husband and stated matter-of-factly, "You better have a good relationship with her for her entire life because there will come a time that you may be all we have." He just stared at me like I had horns coming out of my head and said, "She's two hours old, how could you possibly be thinking about her future?"
My reply, "Girls are tough to raise. They need strong men…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments
How your pooch can teach you to be a better parent.
Our dog Duke has been so depressed this week. He's a lovable yellow lab who is always willing to run with the kids, chase a ball or go for a long walk by the river. Not this week. He lays on the couch, mopes to his bowl for his breakfast and then returns to the couch.
So, why is this week different? School has started and he is missing our daughter. He misses her so much that he sleeps in her room every night and jumps…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments
Why you should learn to speak your child's language, and not the other way around.
I find myself constantly talking about communication in my office. I always ask, "what is your tone of voice?" "What is your body language saying?" "How are you delivering your message?" "What is your child trying to say through his behavior?" "What are you trying to say through your behavior?" There is a constant discussion about communication.
Yet in my own life, I continue to make some…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Last week I learned a valuable lesson about communication. It was during an emergency oral surgery that experienced this epiphany. There is nothing like being laid far back in a dental chair filled with laughing gas and feeling not quite yourself.
I had things I had wished I could share with my kids, learned about about how important it is to understanding communication and not just language itself. And I learned some things about my own self talk.
Added by Gen Horrall on September 25, 2012 at 7:09pm — No Comments
At this point in September most of our children are settled back in school. How about the parents? It is common for kids to experience varying anxieties as school nears. It may be the first day jitters, middle-school transition or new peer pressures in high school. It is also common for parents to experience worries of their own. Today’s parents are faced with a number of school issues regarding their children. Parents may be concerned about the child’s readiness to start school, their…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on September 12, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Check out my post on a cool medical technology. Tell me with your eyes
Added by Abby Billings on August 1, 2012 at 4:32pm — No Comments
We are in East Denver not 5 miles from the events of last night’s tragedy. Many, many people have and will be affected from this horrific night. All people experience trauma and hearing about trauma differently. Below are some suggestions for talking to your kids about what they hear on the news and from friends and how to address common fears and concerns:…
Added by Stacy Hladek on July 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Remember what it was like to be in school, afraid of the big bully in the neighborhood? The documentary Bully reignited the national dialogue about this challenge for kids, following several students and their families over the course of one school year.
Bullying is pervasive in our society today – research indicates that one in three children have been…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on May 18, 2012 at 2:41am — No Comments
Today's post is for parents of children (ages 2-5) about effective communication with their children. I not only address how to do it most effectively but the benefits for when the children get older. Have a great weekend!
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Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on October 10, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
I am a typical female. I hear 95% of everything anyone says, I process it in my chaotic, busy brain, I store it in the appropriate compartment or break it down into lists, all the while talking a mile a minute and carrying on a witty conversation.
It’s how my brain works. It’s how most women’s brains work.
Added by Lanita Moss on August 19, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments
Added by Etel Leit on May 25, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
I do my own research and I think it's high time that doctors get used to us doing this.
Doctors need to adjust to a reality that patients are actively engaging in their own care and should be treated as partners in their care. This means that at times the doctor may disagree with a patient's diagnoses and prognosis. Well as partners do, then the…Continue
Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on May 12, 2011 at 6:05am — No Comments
I love all the contests that are out there on Mother's Day. Here's the question: Do you feel luckier and are we actually luckier this day over others? I think that if we feel we are lucky, we do get luckier. I know this sounds a bit far fetched but hear me out. When you don't feel like you have any luck, do you even try? I don't. I just don't even bother giving anything a try. But when I feel lucky, I try my luck and you know what? Sometimes I win. That's my take. What's…Continue
Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on May 8, 2011 at 9:09pm — No Comments
Let me share with you what I heard when I walked into a doctor’s office.
“But Doctor, isn’t there anything I can do to help Ethan overcome his…Continue
Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on April 28, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments
What’s this approach? It’s a combination of two things: attitude and know how.
Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on April 27, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments