The silent tragedy affecting today’s children

There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels – our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of my eyes. Our children are in a devastating emotional state! Talk to teachers…

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The most valuable things in your child’s life aren’t things!

What do children really need? What is our perception of our kids’ needs? Are we providing them with what they truly need?  These questions have crossed my mind as I spend hours observing children at the beach. You see children basically dragging themselves to the beach carrying their tablets and iPads while their parents are…

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RIP Currents: Break the Grip

The roaring waves are beautiful to listen to and playing in them can be fun, as well. But, please be extra vigilant to watch weak swimmers. They will tire quickly and can also be bowled over and under those strong waves and disappear in an instant. Learn about rip currents and how you can free…

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THE SUPER PREDATORS: WHEN THE MAN WHO ABUSES YOU IS ALSO A COP.

If domestic abuse is one of the most underreported crimes, domestic abuse by police officers is virtually an invisible one. It is frighteningly difficult to track or prevent—and it has escaped America’s most recent awakening to the many ways in which some police misuse their considerable powers. http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/police-domestic-violence/ If your abuser is an officer of…

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What 2,000 deaths can teach us about living a good life

Think newspapers’ obituary sections are just about dying? Think again. They’re celebrations of humanity — with lessons for us all, according to data analyst Lux Narayan. New York City resident Lux Narayan (TED Talk: What I learned from 2,000 obituaries) jokes that he starts his mornings with scrambled eggs and a side of “let’s see…

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