Helping Children Cope with Terrorism

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The media coverage of the terrorism attack was all encompassing. It was on television, social media, news websites and even YouTube. It was hard to escape the video taken of the attack and the immediate aftermath. The seven year old boy was starting to worry that such an attack could happen in his town. He began to ask his parents where they were going when…

Keep an Eye Out for Physical Delays in Toddlers

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The group playdate had already started at the church. The room was full of toddlers crawling, walking, and running around to various play areas. The mother put her 18-month old son down on the floor and watched him crawl off to play with the other toddlers. As she started talking with the other mothers and caregivers, the mother noticed that most of the toddlers her…

Secrets for Making Timeout Work

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Do you want to go to timeout?” the mother asked her three year old son as he threw his toys around the room. “If you don’t stop this at once, that is where I am going to put you,” continued the mother which had no apparent effect on her son’s behavior. “This is the last time I am going to warn you, then into timeout…

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