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Is day care beneficial for children?


  • Multiple studies have found that, after statistically adjusting for the effects of social class and other potential confounders, kids enrolled in high quality child care given by nonrelatives develop slightly better cognitive and language skills—as measured at various points in their lives, all the way up through age 15—than do kids in low-quality care.
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Choosing the Right Therapist for Your Child

Searching for the best therapist for your child can be a time consuming and frustrating process. With the availability of several different types of counselors and therapists, it can become confusing deciding which one is best for your child. 570 more words


Zen Parental Freedom: Court Rules Parents Are Allowed to Spank Their Kids

In Long Island, NY a father was brought to court after spanking his 8 year old son for cursing at another adult.  The court ruled that the spanking did not constitute excessive punishment.  140 more words

The Evolution of an Appropriate Response

Here’s a story from some time ago, when I had just begun working with 7-year-old Rhythm, a nonverbal autistic boy.

On one of my earliest visits with the family, Rhythm held his hands up in front of him and began slapping them loosely one over the other– a type of flapping I had never seen before? 587 more words


Let your kids stumble

In my rookie year of teaching, I’m challenged with a bunch of slow learners, a few mentally and physically challenged ones  and some really distracting students all at once. 975 more words