Category Archives: health

Hospital Clowning: Seven Discoveries

Thursday,  February 15th 2018 1)  Therapy Dogs One of the hazards of hospital clowning is crossing paths with therapy dogs.  I say ‘hazard’ because I love animals so much and when I ran into Cooper today I came unglued.  Look at … Continue reading

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Parenting: Blam Blam Pang Pow!

Monday, February 12, 2018 – continued Him: “This is so old school and original, I love it!” Me:  Booyah baby!   After school Gavin put in a good effort trying to stay mad at me.  But bless him, he couldn’t.  I … Continue reading

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Parenting: Video Game Access

Monday, February 12th 2018 Please Note:  NOT AN EXPERT. I’m not an expert in childhood brain development, but I know enough to get that unmitigated access to video games overdevelops the amygdyla (“Reptile Brain”) and under-develops the pre-frontal cortex (responsible … Continue reading

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Parenting: Video Game Rant

Sunday, February 11th 2018 Somehow my son’s extensive and impressive foray into Minecraft has morphed into a “Roblox” habit.  Keep in mind yes we regulate the amount of time he gets on the computer, say nothing for the unmitigated access … Continue reading

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Parenting: Boost Executive Function with Hand Clapping Games

February 7th 2018 OK so I’m taking a parenting class called Mind Matters, compliments of Harvard University and the Cambridge Public School District.  (#Blessings.) Thanks to workshops and novice research in the past, I have come to understand Executive Functioning … Continue reading

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At Rise: Don’t Drink Rainwater

Monday, February 5th 2018 – (Continued) AT RISE:  In the car to school, ClaraJane is regaling Mom and Brother with a story about one time at her cousins’ house when her baby doll was thirsty and she was SNEAKING out … Continue reading

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Parenting: Pause Button

Monday, February 5th 2018 Driving the kids to school early before my Parenting Class today, ClaraJane starts in on a thread about how one time she got a terrible night’s sleep; and it affected her dreams; and then she manipulated … Continue reading

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