• Month: May 2012

    Something Amiss in Attachment Parenting

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    There is much being said these days about attachment parenting; a 20 year old parenting philosophy developed by a pediatrician from the Midwest named Dr. William Sears.  The theory is based on the attachment theory in psychology concerning the significance of the strong emotional bond of the child to the mother/caregivers during childhood.  It...

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  • Month: May 2012

    Secrets to Success: The Power of Imaginative Play

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    Imaginative play increases a child’s concentration and attention span.  Researchers conducted a study to demonstrate that a child’s ability to control their impulses is much better when imagining a dramatic scene than a non-play situation.  When asked to stand still for as long as possible, 4 year old children typically did not make it past...

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  • Month: May 2012

    May 14, 2012

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    Dr. Housman's op-ed on bullying prevention, "How to Stop Bullying Before it Starts" was published in the Weston Town Crier and the
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  • Month: May 2012

    How We Can Stop Bullying Before it Starts

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    Bullying is a national epidemic; in the news and on the net. Lady Gaga has established a foundation, President Obama has weighed in, and students and celebrities are sharing their own personal stories on Facebook and Twitter.  Without question, raising awareness of the problem is an important first step.  To date, much conversation has focused...

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  • Month: May 2012

    Secrets to Success: Overscheduling

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    Are you overscheduling your kids?  It starts out innocently enough…soccer on the weekends, then piano lessons, then your daughter’s best friend signs up for dance classes and she pleads you to sign her up too.  Next thing you know, you’re running yourself and your child ragged.  How can you get a handle on your suddenly hectic...

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