It's almost Christmas and you're in need of a last minute gift for your teenager. But what? Surely our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide has tons but I've got even more! Here Are 10 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Teens: Hydroflask:...
During the holidays, I love helping my clients' families (I'm a pediatric occupational therapist) choose toys for their little ones at the holidays. Getting to know a child's interests and strengths, while capitalizing on the opportunity to grow and...
In this Covid world, masks are an inexorable part of our new reality. As an early intervention speech language pathologist, I hear concern from families about how the lack of face to face communication may impact their children’s language...
There are thousands of STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers available and yet there are not enough people to fill the positions. As a scientist and a science teacher, I've had my own struggles on my career path into...
This remote learning is for the birds. My child is doing so much zooming this year, I fear that we are in Zoom Doom. He's pushing back and it's so hard to watch, he wants to get off the...
This fall, Pre-Kindergarten students (who range from ages three to five at Berwick Academy) engage in our outdoor classroom experiences. While outdoor play and learning are cornerstones of the Berwick experience, I also pulled from my summer academic work...
No matter one’s age, big emotions are HARD. That’s why as parents, one of our most important responsibilities is to teach our tiny humans about difficult emotions…and how to handle them. As a professional therapist, I thought that having...
As parents, we spend endless amounts of time worrying about the safety of our children. We seek to minimize risk and protect our kids from the cruelty of the world around us. But risk is not limited to the...
When I was a kid, I used to roll my eyes at some of my mom's sayings. She'd say things like, “Go as the way opens” or “there are many paths up a mountain” or “head, heart, hands.” I’d...
Who doesn’t love an extra hour of sleep over the weekend? “Falling back” at the end of Daylight Savings Time is a gift… for those without small children. Daylight Savings with children is a different story: you may be...

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