BRING BACK THE MERRY-GO-ROUND: It is a therapeutic tool

Playgrounds have drastically changed over the years and it is affecting child development in ways that would surprise most seasoned professionals. Due to increasing liability and safety concerns over the years, we’ve replaced the metal playground equipment that towered  ..

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WHY CHILDREN FIDGET: And what we can do about it

A perfect stranger pours her heart out to me over the phone. She complains that her six-year-old son is unable to sit still in the classroom. The school wants to test him for ADHD (attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder). This sounds familiar, I think to myself. As a pe ..

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PLAY HARD: It is the secret to healthy sensory integration

PLAY HARD: It is the secret to healthy sensory integration "We worked hard, then we played hard." My strong and capable husband fondly shares his childhood memories with me. "We used to help my father rake, stack wood, and do the chores. We worked hard, knowing in t ..

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