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Have a Good Laugh!

Did you know that…   Laughter releases endorphins (happy chemicals) into the bloodstream. Laughter supports your immune system. The vibrations from laughter shake the stress out of our organs. Laughter changes our mental state and it’s just plain fun! Laughter is an instant vacation. ~ Milton Berle Wishing you love and laughter in the New Year!…
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Take a Break!

Recess is NOT just for school If you’re like me, you’re frantically trying to get presents wrapped and packages sent.  Here’s a gift you can give yourself and your kids in this last week before Christmas, and going forward into the new year:  a quick break to refresh and regroup. Learning to take a break…
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Activate A “Feel-Good Party” In Your Brain!

Did you know that when you use the facial muscles to create a SMILE it stimulates a feel good party in your brain?  Smiling distracts momentarily and allows positive energy to recharge.  “Feel good neurotransmitters” are released when you smile!   Dopamine (attention modulator), endorphins (pain reliever), and Seratonin (mood lifter) join the party when you…
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Bring Independence into Your Home

This is my Father-in-Law with my husband David when he was a little boy.  Today is Veteran’s Day.  I’ve been thinking about my father-in-law who went up on the beach in Normandy on D-Day and all of the other service men and women, who throughout all the years of our county, have helped preserve our…
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Is Your Child’s Behavior Masking Dyslexia?

Halloween masks can be great fun, but there are students in every school who are wearing “masks” all year long. Mike was funny and gregarious.  He showed his smarts in class discussions, but when it came to doing any kind of seat-work, he could be found entertaining his classmates. At home with all his unfinished…
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“My Son Does His Homework and Doesn’t Turn it in! Why Does This Happen and What Do I Do?”

You would be surprised how many parents are tearing their hair out and saying the very same thing about their child or teen.  How can the student possibly put so much effort into getting the homework done and then just not turn it in?  Mind-boggling!  But it happens all the time! Josh, a freshman, was…
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