Category Archives: Science & Understanding for the Common Man

Why Does My Child Walk on His Toes?


Does your child toe walk? Are you worried about it? There are many theories as to the cause of toe walking and the treatment for it, but does it even need treatment? Is toe walking that abnormal? By Karen Beardsley

Postpartum Depression


May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month. By Brittany Dyer Postpartum depression occurs when a woman has moderate to severe depression after giving birth. It may not develop immediately and can even show up within a year of giving birth to

Transitioning to Employment: Adults with Special Needs


Young adults with special needs have a hard road ahead when it comes to transitioning to employment but with the right help such ass Steps with Theera they can make it happen.   By Max Simpson   The job market is tough for anyone, look at all

Self Regulation


One of our experts explains self regulation and what it means in children and introduces some simple concepts you can practice at home to help.    By Karen Beardsley    Have you ever found yourself tapping your foot while you

Social Stories: Help prepare your kid for life

Beautiful 14 Year Old Teen Girl Reading Book

Does your child have difficulty accepting change? Does she get upset every time there is something different for supper? Does he become silent when around other children or try so hard to make friends that he scares the other children

Physical Development: Muscle tone vs muscle strength


One of our experts discusses the differences between muscle tone and muscle strength in your child and what you can do to help them develop physically.  By Karen Beardsley    Have you ever been told that your child has low

The importance of executive function and school performance


Executive function is the process in the brain which helps your child complete their school tasks which is different from the part of the brain that is related to their actual intelligence. One of our experts explains the different types of

Attachment Disorder


One of our experts explains the importance of bonding with your newborn to prevent the possibility of having an attachment disorder later in life.  By Donna Townsend I recently spoke to a new parent in Bangkok, she was holding her

Teenagers: Raging Hormones vs Depression


How do you tell the difference between normal teenage hormones or determining if your teenager has depression? Our expert, Brittany Dyer, shares with our readers the depression signs parents need to be aware of.   By Brittany Dyer   We

Teenagers: Should we get on their level?


Teenagers are a hard group to understand. Where is the balance between friend and parent? Should we try and get on their level? Our teenager expert Julia Knight shares her thoughts on this topic.    By Julia Knight   Should