Hidden in Plain Sight

I will never forget the moment three years ago in the Walmart greeting card aisle, when I clearly experienced the reassuring predictability of the Circle in what felt like the…

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Shark Music in the Doctor’s Office

My 1-year-old daughter has a medical condition that has been tricky to diagnose, so she has needed a series of medical procedures in her first year of life.  Some of these…

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Who Gets Me and Who’s Got Me?

It’s hard to leave a distressed child with another care provider, and no doubt every child’s first pick is their parent. A parent who worries for their child when they…

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How Do Children Learn Empathy?

It’s pretty much universal that parents want their children to be empathic. Of course we do – it’s a highly valued relational skill. And it’s a skill many parents spend…

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