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School Shooting

How to Talk to Children about School Shootings

When I was young, school was my safe place. It was filled with learning and fun. I never worried about  someone with a gun, whether it was a student, parent or former employee, inflicting harm or killing anyone. My main concern was getting good grades and going to college not whether I lived or not. […]

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Already Tired of Resolutions? Try Goals Instead! :Atlanta Area Moms Blog:

Already Tired of Resolutions? Try Goals Instead!

Ahh, the New Year’s Resolution. Every year January 1st arrives and we make resolutions and anxiously look forward to a new year. And every year it’s a challenge for most people to even remember their resolutions weeks later. Research shows that fewer than 10% of people keep their resolutions for longer than three months. Being […]

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My Son's Two Left Feet and One Big Grin

My Son’s Two Left Feet and One Big Grin

Watching my little boy play sports is like having an out-of-body experience. He is – at least physically – me. Three paces behind the other children on his two left feet. But it’s there that our similarities end. While my body physically responds (think sweat and hot cheeks) to the memory of anxiety and shame, […]

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The Wonder of Auggie: What His Story Taught Me

“And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God.”  Mr. Tushman, Wonder Wonder. It’s the best-selling book that has sold more than 5 million copies, with a movie adaptation that brought families to […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Kids Overcome Fear of the Dentist

As a dentist, I’ve gotten used to people not wanting to spend time with me. The prospect of someone rooting around in your mouth, using a drill, or administering a shot is unpleasant—and I understand why many feel anxious. Instead of taking it personally, I use the opportunity to help my patients learn to cope […]

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