Halloween Can Spook Young Children

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

Witches, ghouls, and black cats prowl through the night looking for the next house to enter. There are people screaming and others running around the streets with bags in their hands containing their ill-gotten gains. All around are masked people and nothing looks familiar as the night begins to descend leaving only the glow of street lights. This description of Halloween can be quite frightening…

Bounce House Safety for Children

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Bounce house!” screamed the little girl as she sprinted out towards the inflatable that had recently appeared in her yard. Several children were hot on her heels and soon shouts of joy could be heard from the bounce house. This was quickly replaced by the sound of crying as the little girl came crawling out. “Those big boys came and landed on me and hurt…

Inattention in School and Disorders

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Tommy, could you read the next section in our book?” the teacher asked Tommy. Tommy looked around sheepishly and said, “Where are we in the reading?” The teacher was not surprised by Tommy’s response as she often had to remind him of what he was supposed to be doing in class. He also was having difficulty in turning in his homework and completing his class…

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