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Suddenly, They’re All Gone – NYTimes.com

Suddenly, They’re All Gone

This is a wonderfully poignant article about the difficult surprises that are revealed as you care for someone until death.

ADD ADHD

Top 10 Routine Builders: Organization Help for ADHD Children | ADDitude – Attention Deficit Information & Resources

  1. Need organization help? Follow our checklist to create routines that help your child grow and learn.
  2. Give specific instructions. “Put away the toys on your carpet on the shelf in the closet.” Be consistent — if the toys are stored on the shelf one night, they should be put there every night. Children need to know precisely what you expect.
  3. Assign tasks that your child is capable of doing on his own. Success builds confidence. The goal is to teach your child to do things independently.
  4. Involve your child in discussions about rules and routines. It will help him understand goals and teach him to accept responsibility.

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A Question of Presence…and Absence

Welcome to the first post of my blog. Today I want to talk about presence.

How can we demonstrate psychological presence to our children? How can we deepen psychological presence with our partner? How can we find enough energy to be present both at work and at home?

Those questions occurred to me as I read fascinating research in Interpersonal Neurobiology. Daniel Siegel, MD, psychiatrist and researcher, writes about the importance of presence, attunement, resonance, and trust in building attachment in healthy relationships.

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