We had a Great Time at the Farmer’s Market!

  Jason’s first little students

How Zac Got His Z’s at Grant Park Farmer’s Market/Summer Shade Festival

We are excited to be part of the Grant Park Farmer’s Market the weekend of the Summer Shade Festival.  Come meet the author and illustrator of How Zac Got His Z’s: A Guide to Getting Rid of Nightmares on Sunday August 28, 2011.  The Grant Park Farmer’s Market is located at 600 Cherokee Avenue just more »

How to Handle Temper Tantrums- Part II

Earlier I discussed how to handle manipulative tantrums, which are tantrums that typically occur when a child does not get their way. There is a second type of tantrum known as the spillover tantrum.  Spillover tantrums happen when a child is “flooded” with emotions and doesn’t have the resources to manage them.  Children who are more »

How Isaac Stopped Darkness and Evil

  Isaac is a nine year old boy who came to see me for challenges he was having at home and at school.  Among other things, Isaac reported that he had a nightmare nearly every night.  He was so afraid of this nightmare that he wouldn’t sleep in his own bed. Instead, he slept in more »

How to Handle Temper Tantrums in Toddlers

Just as nightmares are a common problem in children, so too are temper tantrums. In fact, temper tantrums in toddlers are a normal stage of development.  There are two types of  tantrums and it is important to know the difference, as each type needs to be handled differently.  The first is the manipulative tantrum. This more »

3 Important Tips to Help Your Child Sleep

Here are some important tips to help your child sleep. 1. Use white noise. White noise can be helpful to drown out distracting noises such as the ringing of a telephone or barking of a dog.  You can purchase a white noise machine, or simply turn on a ceiling fan or air purifier.  White noise, more »

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