Early Childhood Educator’s Workshop – Honolulu, HI

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DIRFloortime® Conference: The Road to Social Communication and Executive Functioning

December 8, 2014

Happy Holidays! We wanted to make sure you received information about our exciting upcoming conference! This conference is for parents, paraprofessionals and professionals supporting the development of children and adolescents. Learn specific techniques to improve Social Communication as well as Executive Functioning Skills such as attention, self-regulation and organization! I look forward to seeing you […]

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Regulating Through the Holidays and into the New Year!

October 20, 2014

Could it really be that time of year AGAIN?!  Halloween leads to Thanksgiving which kicks off the Winter Holidays and then it’s Happy New Year!  Right about now, life picks up speed at a feverish pace, both at school and at home.  That’s why it is good to have strategies to avoid being overwhelmed by […]

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Parenting A Sensitive Child

September 10, 2014

Does your child seem to overreact to sounds or tags on his shirt? Does your child have an incredible memory, recalling details you never even noticed? Does your child seem to have out of proportion emotional reactions to seemingly small things? Is your child most comfortable being at home in her familiar environment? These are […]

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Tips to Avoid Power Struggles with Your Child

September 10, 2014

A child asserting herself is a normal part of development; at younger ages it can be a way of a child developing a sense of herself apart from her parents, or at older ages, developing more independent thinking.  Often this behavior is the outward sign of an underlying issue that needs your input, empathy or […]

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Raising a Good Listener

September 10, 2014

How do you teach your child to be a good listener…especially in these times of instant technology & multi-tasking? The key is to carve out time each day for face-to-face interaction with your child. Being a good listener involves: Being calm, which promotes attention and availability to ‘hear’. Think about creating ‘cozy spaces’ to play and […]

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Time Out or Time In?

September 10, 2014

Parents frequently ask me about the effectiveness of using Time Out as a strategy for dealing with their children’s challenging behavior. I believe that it can play a role, but it’s important to look at what you want to achieve. Likely you are hoping to get your child to calm down and change their behavior. You […]

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Getting Your Child to Talk

September 10, 2014

For some of us, talking happens easily and for others, talking can be difficult and many of us are somewhere in between.  Have you noticed how hard it can be to get your child to talk about their feelings?  Even the most outgoing youngster can become shy about their inner world. Being able to express […]

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Strategies for Parenting the Strong Willed Child

September 10, 2014

“Strong Willed” kids often have terrific gifts that can develop into leadership qualities as they get older.  One of the primary parenting challenges can be the ease with which you can find yourself in a power struggle! Your focus needs to be less on compliance and more on giving your child the practice in verbally […]

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