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5 Truths for the New Year

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As we close the parentheses on an old year, it’s always interesting to reflect on the events we leave behind, as well as the ones that will follow us moving forward. 2014 was a roller coaster for my family and me, …

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Helping Kids Deal with Failure

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My son, Ethan, just participated in a Lego League competition. Everyone on his team contributed to designing the robot, programming it, researching a project, and performing a presentation. Lego League emphasizes collaborative teamwork, leadership and work ethics. It’s a great …

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Gaze Aversion in Autism

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This material first appeared in an article I wrote for CDIkids.org. One of the markers of autism is gaze aversion. A child on the spectrum will often look sideways at a person of interest. He might also shift his eyes …

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Probiotics and Mental Health

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Probiotics have been in the news for a while. There are certainly many reasons to improve your intestinal flora. When speaking about the benefits of bacteria, integrative medical professionals often point out that adding beneficial bacteria to your daily routine …

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