Category Archives: Development

Bouncing Back- What Dr. Sam Goldstein Says About Resilience

This week, I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Sam Goldstein, who specializes in school psychology, child development and neuropsychology. We got to talking about some of the tough stuff children face and he shared with me the following:

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Announcement: HBO’s ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia’

I’m still on an HBO Documentary stint, so forgive me. October was Dyslexia Awareness Month and I wanted to pass this info along here. HBO premiered a documentary entitled ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” on Monday and it will be … Continue reading

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Preventing Smoking

Last week, I sat in on a smoking prevention training and here’s some of what I learned: Most people start using tobacco products (including cigarettes) during their teens. In the U.S. alone, 3,800 young people under 18 will smoke their first … Continue reading

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Why Are Teens So Moody?

Yesterday I had a profound conversation online with my 14 year old cousin. She’s such a smart girl. She answered the question in the title with one simple phrase. Here’s how the chat went*: Traci: How’ve you been? 14yo: Good, … Continue reading

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