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Three Habits of Emotionally Healthy Families

Every wonder how families stay healthy? With all the focus on healthy eating and preventing childhood obesity, we have the equally important task of promoting the family’s emotional health. Here are my top three tips for keeping your family ‘emotionally healthy’: 1. Family time together means limiting screen time. How many times do you see…

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Kids and Their Toys

Every parents dream is to shower their children with toys and games that they will hopefully love and cherish…and not destroy. Dream…yes, but what is the reality? Remember the first time your child repeated something you said and you were in disbelief? For instance, “what the heck?” or “would you listen to me already?” All…

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Music Together®

Have you ever witnessed the joy and utter elation on a baby’s face when the music begins to play? Their eyes twinkle, their feet start to kick, they bounce, and smile from ear-to-ear.They hear it and feel it in their bodies from the earliest of ages even from within the womb (a fetus hears by…

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How to Manage Your Own Feelings About Having A Child with Special Needs

You have been informed that your child has a disability, developmental delay, or some other diagnosis. How does that make you feel?  Denial? Fear? Ready to do anything necessary to give your child tools? Grief? How do you know if you are grieving?  Does it even make sense?  Can you grieve about something like this? …

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Brainchild Institute would like to extend warm wishes for a very happy Thanksgiving!

The Best Thanksgiving Gift Ever! Thanksgiving…makes me think of family time, lots of delicious food, and let’s not forget…dessert!! But take a step back and remember why we really celebrate this holiday. Yes, it is a time to reflect and give thanks, but it’s also a time of giving back and showing compassion for others…

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