Building a Child by Giving Good Structure

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin came up with this proverb and most people focus on the final portion regarding death and taxes. What is often missed is the beginning of the proverb which is quite important, particularly when working with children. Uncertainty in the world is guaranteed and has to be dealt with as…

Back to School Parent Tips

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The excitement is beginning to build as a new school year is about to start. There will be new teachers and classes along with seeing friends that students have not seen all summer. There is also a bit of nervousness about how the school year will unfold. Many times the start of the school year can set the tone for the whole rest of the…

Instilling Confidence in Kids

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

There seemed to be kids everywhere during the first week the swimming pool was open for the summer. The most popular attraction at the pool was the addition of a high diving board. All of the boy’s friends had jumped off it and were telling the boy how thrilling it was to stare down into the pool from that height before making the leap. The…

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