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  • Child
    "Children are not resilient, children are malleable."
    This quote is from a book chapter written by the brilliant Dr. Bruce Perry in 1997.While the word resiliency is used a lot even by those working in the child welfare system, the truth is that scientific evidence has been showing for decades now...
  • Growing up with gadgets
    Growing up with gadgets
    Throughout history students have faced distractions and non-educational draws that waste their time. Today, computers, cell phones, and iPads are added to the mix to pose a challenge to focused learning.In young people with developing brains the...
  • Autism in June 2015: vaccines, insurance coverage and a link to parental age
    Autism in June 2015: vaccines, insurance coverage and a link to parental age
    News in the realm of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is continuously burgeoning from research into the potential causes of autism to potential treatments to legislation protecting those diagnosed on the spectrum. This past June was a particularly...
  • Father and Daughter
    Arguing in front of the kids: How to teach conflict management skills - Part 2
    In Part 1 of this article, I wrote about how you can turn arguments in front of your children into teaching and learning opportunities for parents and children alike. Heightened emotions are a normal part of conflicts. How we express these...
  • Colorado Supreme Court strikes down voucher program
    Colorado Supreme Court strikes down voucher program
    A voucher program implemented in a section of the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area violates the state constitution, according to a June 30, 2015 article published by the Coloradoan.The Colorado Supreme Court made the ruling based on church/state...
  • High conflict divorce: 3 tips to reduce your stress level
    High conflict divorce: 3 tips to reduce your stress level
    What do you gain from fighting with your ex-spouse over your children? Most people claim, "Nothing but stress." If your ex-spouse is constantly challenging you on every decision about your children's well being, he or she is probably...
  • Man-II-Man Support Group
    Interview with Man-II-Man support group founder Frederick Jefferson
    Man-II-Man is a support group for men with special needs children of all ages. The group meets the fourth Saturday each month at the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium multipurpose room one at 4141 Bailey Road in Pearland. Topics for the...
  • Gifted child
    Childhood giftedness, Part II
    In Part I, a brief history and identification of giftedness was covered. Part II will cover the characteristics and prevalence of childhood giftedness. CHARACTERISTICS Giftedness has been defined by childhood behaviorists as a complex human...
  • The Princess inside us all.
    Do you have the character of a true princess?
    I recently had the honor of volunteering at Brooklyn Park’s Tater Daze Parade with a wonderful volunteer organization called Fairy Tale Connection. Fairy Tale Connection is a group of ladies who dress up as some of your favorite story book...
  • Three reasons that fathers matter in Father's Day
    Three reasons that fathers matter in Father's Day
    Father's Day helps us to remember how special and important our fathers are. Father's Day first came on the scene in July 1908 from the state of Washington. It didn't take off in popularity like Mother's Day because florists said...
  • Travel tips:  advice and gear for airplane, bus, car, train and other travel
    Travel tips: advice and gear for airplane, bus, car, train and other travel
    No matter how much planning one does, there is no way to control everything that can happen once a trip is underway. However, planning increases the chances of enjoying travel whether it be just a few, or thousands of miles away from home. When it...
  • Justice spelled out
    Why women should care about men’s rights
    A common assumption when it comes to the issue of gender and rights is that women are in need of rights, and men already enjoy full legal rights. In actual fact, women, at least in America, enjoy more legal rights than men. Women, for example, are...
  • Fitness, family and parenting advice for dads from mental health expert
    Fitness, family and parenting advice for dads from mental health expert
    With Father's Day just days away the Houston Family Examiner had the opportunity to interview Jim Hjort about what it really means to be a dad, how to prepare for fatherhood and how dads can develop healthy, nurturing relationships with their...
  • Cannabis Oil
    Boy uses Cannabis Oil, says ‘I’d rather be illegally alive than legally dead’
    New research is being conducted daily on the use of cannabis oil as a medication, especially in Colorado.Recently, the Health Symposium at National Jewish Health reviewed several studies about people using marijuana as a treatment for issues such...
  • Shopping List for Amazon Fresh
    Why You Need Amazon Fresh Grocery Delivery
    Imagine yourself enjoying a few precious moments of quiet after you've put your kids to bed. You tiptoe to the fridge for a snack, open the door, and realize you're out of milk. Looks like an unexpected mid-week trip to the grocery store ...
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