Parenting Issues as a Result of Long-Haul COVID-19

Have you been feeling lately like your kids need you more than ever? Are they asking when you and they will get all their vaccinations? Do they question when they’ll go to school all the time and not take quarantines at home anymore? Are they frustrated with online learning? Do they miss their friends –…

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A Story: Finding Out Why a Two-Year-Old is Exhausted

Learning about an Exhausted Child the Parental Intelligence Way Cal Two-year-old Cal is curled up sound asleep on the couch at five o’clock in the afternoon when his mother returns from work. This is the second time this week she’s discovering him in a deep sleep at this odd time of day. He usually races…

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Are Your Kids Running on Empty?

Lack of sleep and exhaustion from over activity and over stimulation are related; they can both have the following results: decreased performance and alertness memory and cognitive impairment interference with carbohydrate metabolism (the breaking down of carbs), which leads to an increase in blood glucose levels, causing insulin to be released which can lead to…

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Is Your Child or Teen Exhausted?

Internal and external stressors lead to exhausted kids. We need to look at the interaction of the mind, body, and society on children. The societal idea that there is something honorable and moralistic in achievement often leads to the burning out of a child. Somehow, this burn out mentality is applauded because of the rigor,…

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Do You Have a Newborn? Playing is Communicating

If you have a newborn remember that nonverbal play is communicating. Playing includes hugging, skin to skin closeness, eye love, smile gazing, encouraging brief tummy time. We listen to cries and fussing carefully because the baby is speaking to us about what’s on her mind. Yes her mind is alert from day 1. Behavior is…

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Praise for Public Schools

Schools are doing a great job keeping a close eye on kids with COVID despite careful masking all day long and vaccinations for everyone age allowed. Despite careful coverage, some cases slip through and all children and families involved are quarantined rapidly after full testing. This is great for everyone’s safety and well-being. It’s well-documented…

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Overview of New Book, Playing with Baby

Title: Playing with Baby: Researched-Based Play to Bond with Your Baby from Birth to Year One Published by: Familius Release Date: July 6, 2021 Pages: 264 ISBN13: 978-1641704663 Buy the Book: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, FamiliusOVERVIEW A baby hears her mother’s voice in utero, claps her hands a few months later, plays peekaboo over and over and…

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  Subscribe           New Book from One of Our Contributors at Upjourney Playing with Baby: Researched-Based Play to Bond with Your Baby from Birth to Year One – by Laurie Hollman A baby hears her mother’s voice in utero, claps her hands a few months later, plays peekaboo over and over…

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Kids Adjusting to School with Mandated Masks

It appears that middle and high school kids are adjusting well to resuming school wearing masks in classrooms and hallways all day. The kids feel safe and are glad to be back in their classrooms once again. The Reason for Mandates for Masks in Public Schools Mandates for masking in public schools solve all confusion.…

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Back to School: Transitioning out of Pandemic Life

What does Transitioning Mean? The key word in my title is “Transitioning” because there are still lots of questions in many geographic areas about resuming or continuing mask wearing with the new variant especially in states where political leaders are averse to vaccinations, distorting their use as if freedom to choose is being jeopardized. How…

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