Comfort zone and testing limits

Comfort Zones and Testing Your Limits

Earlier this week, as I sat on my bike going nowhere (aka. Bike 33 at Wheelhouse Cycle Club), a comment that the motivator made caught my attention. I am likely to butcher what she actually said, and if she reads this post, she will likely roast…
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Autism Acceptance Month: Encouragement for Parents

Hearing that your child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a personal experience. There is no "normal" way to react; therefore, any way you respond is "normal." I have been the one to deliver the diagnosis to parents many, many…
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Autism Acceptance Month: Autistic Kids are Awesome!

I have been so lucky to meet and get to know so many different AMAZING children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Unfortunately, the diagnostic process, by nature, is often focused on ways these children are struggling. Although children…
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Autism Acceptance Month: What if it’s Autism? When Your Child Needs an Assessment

It can be a scary thought that maybe your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many parents wonder about their child's development after seeing something on social media or hearing stories from friends and family. Other parents have heard…
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Talking to Kids about Death and Dying: Terrifying, Difficult and oh so Helpful

Kids do not come with a manual, and all parents know this.  We muddle our way through, reading books and parenting based on knowledge, intuition and care.  However, we are sometimes faced with situations in which all the reading in the world…
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Teaching Emotional Regulation to Children: A Guide for Parents

While the steps to regulating emotions are the same for any age, the ideas in this post are generally meant for kids under 12 years old.    Some children have difficulty regulating their emotions or expressing them in a helpful or…
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February is Psychology Month

As psychologists, we get excited about Psychology Month! A month to celebrate and share information about the discipline we are passionate about.  In this blog post, we will share a little about what a psychologist is, where they can work,…