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Childhood Fears: 4 Ways to Help Your Child Overcome Fear of the Dentist

Guest Blogger, Kara Masterson

Many children are scared of the dentist. It is a common issue that you should try to help your kid overcome. The following are four tips that might help you and your children. 399 more words

Parenting

The Smallest Compliments Can Make the Biggest Impact...

 

You’ve got mail. Is one of the sounds we heard in the 90’s/2000’s as email began to take off. It all started with AOL.

We all like to see (or hear in this case) that we have email waiting in our inbox’s, but what happens when it is a message that you didn’t except to get? 154 more words

Hard Work Pays Off Part 2…Internship!

With great pleasure, I am proud to announce….

I RECEIVED A CHILD LIFE INTERNSHIP!

 

I am so excited and beyond blessed to have received this opportunity! 111 more words

Taking Medical Play to a new level with Parker, Your Augmented Reality Bear

We just took medical play to another level with Seedling’s Parker, Your Augmented Reality Bear. Child life specialists use medical play every day to prepare kids for procedures, help them process their experiences and just explore the materials in a non-threatening way. 437 more words

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What in the world is a Child Life Specialist?

Question: Do you know what a Child Life Specialist is? Don’t feel bad if you don’t (I’ve found that most people don’t). Every time I tell someone that I want to be a Child Life Specialist they have no idea what that is, and I have a hard time trying to come up with a quick description of what it is, so we are both left unsatisfied. 325 more words

To Sleep or Not To Sleep?

Happy Wednesday!!! I have to admit, I have a love-hate relationship with the idea of Wednesday being “hump” day. On the one hand, I’m super excited that I’ve made it half-way through a week, on the other hand, I sometimes get tired thinking that I still have a few  more days to go before the weekend… and the chance to sleep in! 273 more words

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The Importance of Visions

A few weeks ago I was privileged to present at the National Juvenile Arthritis Conference. I spoke with kids in 5th and 6th grade as well as the 11th and 12th graders. 590 more words

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