School Mental Health Minute – Episode 38

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

This week’s episode focuses on how kindergartner’s executive function and effortful control impact their ability to learn and do well in school.

School Mental Health Minute – Episode 53

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

This week’s episode focuses on how parent characteristics can predict how preschool children’s behavior changes over the course of a school year.

Tortoise vs Hare Style Parenting

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The race was a hotly anticipated one of the tortoise versus the hare. The hare looked very good and quite fast. The tortoise looked plain, slow, and generally boring. The hare was the crowd favorite and as soon as the pistol sounded, the hare tore out of the starting gate to develop a large lead while the tortoise slowly started forward. The hare, however, saw…

Tablets and Toddlers are a Poor Mix

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The toddler is seen working magic as she presses the screen and squeals in delight as the screen changes.  Later, the same toddler can be seen furiously swiping her finger across a magazine and looking fully dismayed that the magazine is not “working” the right way. This is a description of a popular video on YouTube and begs the question, “When is an appropriate time…

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