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Santa:  Making the Invisible Visible

Santa: Making the Invisible Visible

ve never gotten a present from Santa Claus,” said Iliana, my 12-year-old seatmate on an east coast flight. ”My parents thought I should only be given verifiable facts. They told me there is no veracity in Santa Claus.” ”It’s too bad that no one ever told your parents about the Secret of Santa Claus. When […]

Hands: Discovering Your Child’s Dominant Hand

Hands: Discovering Your Child’s Dominant Hand

ips for right-handed parents with left-handed children…and left-handed parents with right-handed children…and for all of our children and all of our teachers! I often find that parents may need some kind of ‘manual’ to help them cope with a child whose dominant hand is the opposite of the rest of his/her family, and especially to […]

The Two-Second Rule

The Two-Second Rule

“Look, mommy! I’m daddy!” hree-year-old Scotty opened a blue marker and scribbled on the wall as his mom, Margie, cut vegetables for dinner. Scotty had watched his dad paint the kitchen over the weekend. Now Scotty was trying to ‘help,’ or so Margie surmised in the split second of disbelief and dismay as she took […]