Successful Learning Curves

Learning curves – imagine being in a constant learning curve. Think back to a time you were in a new situation, perhaps a job, having a baby, living in a new city, something big that was major in your life. Nothing was familiar or if it was familiar it wasn’t known, it just had aspects […]

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Transitions are Tough: A Whole New Understanding

Transitions can be tough – we hear it all the time. I have just gained a whole new understanding of what that means and it took me quite by surprise. Here is a little window into my experience and what I learned from it. I recently moved my home and while I knew the move was […]

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Insights into Adolescent Behavior and Learning

(Adapted, with permission, from Turning Point: Some Pivotal Insights into Behavior and Learning, by Judith Bluestone – creator of the HANDLE® paradigm.) The developmental stage of adolescence is a complicated one to say the least. It is a time when pulling away and the desire for independence live alongside vulnerability and a need for structure […]

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It is all about What Happens in the Ring – Goals vs. Experiencing the Process

Can a goal hold you back rather than propel you forward? Common practice is to focus on the goal, and keep at it – over and over. Have you tried that with your child and found you are both frustrated and, even if the goal is reached, it is anticlimactic after all the struggle? (My […]

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Learning Problems? Look to Immature Neurodevelopmental Systems for the Answer

Sounds scary! Not really, here’s the deal. We are made up of neurological systems – that is systems in our body that process information we receive both internally and externally (through our senses for example), relay the information to the brain which in turn, sends the next set of instructions on how to respond back […]

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ADHD Behaviors on Overdrive: Anxiety, Overwhelm and Sensory Flooding

Does this sound at all familiar? He’s up and out of his seat, talking incessantly, making seemingly unrelated comments and asking questions a mile a minute. “Your hand has a cut on the finger. The window is dirty. Why is the heater coming on? What are we doing now?  How do you know we need cereal?”…… […]

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Steps to Learning Diabilities to Learning Ease

“Remember – others have been practicing for many years what you are just learning to do now, so have patience with yourself and let yourself learn too, now that your body is able to do it with greater ease.” In the last couple of weeks I have been reminded of this statement that I heard […]

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Gentle Enhancement® and Learning

Stressed systems do not get stronger, they begin to shut down. This is true for cars – think of a car running on low fluids, it gets stressed and begins to shut down. It is true for corporations – companies short of money or staff become stressed, unable to meet deadlines and eventually lose business […]

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