Ask the Expert

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 9:50am

#OK2Talk is a program designed to get communities to start talking and eventually come up with solutions about mental illness and its impact on our youth. 

 

According to an article put out by the MHA (Mental Health Association) of Palm Beach County, one in five young people have mental illness, but about half never get treatment. The average age for a person to begin struggling with mental illness is 14, but it usually takes 10 years or more before that person starts getting help. 

 


Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 11:20am

If I threw a rock I am sure I could hit at least one child who has taken, or is currently enrolled in a martial arts program. Not that I'm throwing rocks or anything but the point is martial arts programs are so popular, and have been for a very long time. So, what is the draw? Why do so many parents seek out these programs and what gives them their staying power? Yes, baseball, basketball and all the other mainstream sports have been around just as long, but they are simple in their approach. What you see is what you get. Score the most points and you and your teammates win the game. Win enough games and you go to the playoffs. Win the playoffs and you go to the championship game, win that and you get the big trophy. Wait a season and then repeat.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 11:38am

 

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

(article from The Diet Game: Playing for Life! by Marci Page Sloane, MS, RD, LDN, CDE)

 

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:37am

 

Dr. Eric J. Nach, Ph.D., M.Ed.             ejnach@gmail.com         www.SupportForTheAutismSpectrum.com

 

How can parents teach children about compassion, about differences, and about the value of being an individual?

 

 


Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 2:16pm

Written by Yael Kahn Pinto,
Early Childhood and Special Educator
My Learning Springboard


Friday, December 7, 2012 - 4:15pm

 
Written By Laurie Gross and Amy Shapiro, Executive Directors for My Learning Springboard


Friday, November 30, 2012 - 10:32am

 
A ROAD-MAP FOR SUCCESSFUL PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
 
Written By Laurie Gross and Amy Shapiro, Executive Directors for My Learning Springboard
 
Any time you meet with your child’s teacher you want to make the most of the time provided.  Teachers and parents might be coming from different perspectives.  As Laurie and I always say, “There’s more than one way to get to your destination.”  These tips will ensure that both parents and teachers arrive at the destination – your child’s successful academic achievement – with a clear and shared understanding of the journey ahead.
 


Monday, October 29, 2012 - 9:04am

Our featured expert today is Dr. Adena Ackerman PsyD, Licensed Psychologist.  If you would like to ask a question for our experts, please click here.
 
Death can be a difficult topic no matter what the age and, it can be especially difficult for parents to discuss with children.  The first time I spoke to my oldest child about death he was almost four years old. Because it was a close family member I knew that my son would see other family members grieving, so I wanted him to know that everything was going to be okay.  
 


Friday, June 22, 2012 - 9:11am

Our featured expert today is Dr. Adena Ackerman PsyD, Licensed Psychologist.  If you would like to ask a question for our experts, please click here.

 


Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 10:33am

Today's Ask the Expert is KidSafe and this is a blog post they ran on their site, which Sally Berenzweig, CoFounder and  President of KidSafe Foundation, Inc. gave me permission to use on Minivan Madness. If you have not visited their site it is an amazing resource for parents. KidSafe is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization located at 5944 Coral Ridge Drive #241, Coral Springs, FL 33076. www.kidsafefoundation.org