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3 Supportive Tips With a Health Diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of an illness or a disease is just the starting point for navigating the labyrinth style maze, filled with obstacles at every corner. 356 more words


Big Kid Small City Feature

I had a fun boost recently when a popular local blog did a feature on me and my private practice! Jill writes the Big Kid Small City blog and highlights family friendly people, places and events in Houston.  49 more words

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I Didn't Learn This Way in School; The Extinction of Play in Early Education

What is happening with our education system? Why is there such an emphasis on academics and push to make kids learn in a specific way? Where is all the free play and exploration? 222 more words


You're Not Alone; Sisters Fighting Breast Cancer Together

This is a story about one woman’s courage to help fight her sister’s breast cancer.

As a fellow child life alum at Bank Street, Kim is using the skills that she has learned to help support her sister, find ways to cope and navigate on the devastating news of the diagnosis. 1,702 more words

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The Secret of Deep Breathing

I read a great blog post on how bubbles are an awesome secret weapon in the toolbox of a Child Life Specialist. I know that I’ve post on the power of bubbles back when I first started this blog, but you can never get enough of those delicate spheres. 65 more words

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Make Your Own Lungs

Teach kids about their lungs and breathing with this simple and easy DIY project using loose parts. Child life specialists, this would be perfect for children with asthma, cystic fibrosis or just to teach how to take slow, deep breaths for distraction and coping. 200 more words