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October is Bullying Awareness Month: Cyber bullying

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 by Child & Family Development

“Be on the lookout for bullying, and if you see something, say something, do something.”

–U.S. Department of Homeland Security

It makes sense that bullying occurs in environments where children are surrounded by other children. Nowadays though, that does not just mean at school; it also means through the variety of social media outlets that children are consistently exposed to.

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Topics: Aleksandra Liss, Marie Pacini

October is Bullying Awareness Month: Ways to Talk about Bullying

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 by Child & Family Development

“Be on the lookout for bullying, and if you see something, say something, do something.”

–U.S. Department of Homeland Security

As the parent, it can be difficult to determine how to appropriately talk with your child about bullying. It may even seem like your child is not exposed to any bullying, so why even talk about it? Remember though, bullying does not just impact two people; bullying involves the bystanders, as well.

Based on a national survey conducted in 2011, 20% of high school students reported being bullied at school. It is important to keep the communication lines open to help your child determine what to do in a situation at school.

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Topics: Aleksandra Liss, Marie Pacini

Charlotte child psychologist offers group for girls with anxiety

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Winning Over Your Worries (the WOW group)

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Topics: Aleksandra Liss

October is Bullying Awareness Month: common signs of a child who is bullying

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 by Child & Family Development

“Be on the lookout for bullying, and if you see something, say something, do something.”

–U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Topics: Aleksandra Liss, Marie Pacini

Developmental Milestones for a 4-Year-Old

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 by Child & Family Development

The developmental chart on the Child and Family Development website contains information about milestones for children ages 0-6 years. Here is an excerpt: 

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Jessica Hoffarth, Occupational Therapist: Don't Take Our Word For It!

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Some kind words from a parent about Jessica Hoffarth, OTR/L:

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Topics: Jessica Hoffarth

Do you know about the Leave for Parental Involvement in Schools Law in North Carolina?

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Parent- Teacher Conference, School Play or Field Trip? Parents have a right to participate. North Carolina has a law that allows parents to take unpaid time off of work to participate in their child’s school activities. The law is named, Leave for Parental Involvement in Schools Law.

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Topics: Marie Pacini

October is Bullying Awareness Month: common signs in a bullied child

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 by Child & Family Development

“Be on the lookout for bullying, and if you see something, say something, do something.”

–U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Topics: Aleksandra Liss, Marie Pacini

Kati Berlin, Occupational Therapist recommends the Bouncy Band

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Kati Berlin, OTR/L and the other occupational therapists on the Child and Family Development team often recommend adding a piece of Theraband (elastic exercise band) to the legs of a desk so that a school-aged child can “fidget” and kick the band during class instruction, rather than engaging in more disruptive activities to get in needed movement.

One draw back to using the Theraband is that they do make noise when kicked, but this new band is advertised to be silent. So, she was thrilled to find this alternative: Bouncy Band!

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Topics: Kati Berlin

Developmental Milestones for a 3-Year-Old

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 by Child & Family Development

The developmental chart on the Child and Family Development website contains information about milestones for children ages 0-6 years. Here is an excerpt: 

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Child & Family Development celebrates with Abbey Wash

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Abbey Wash marks 5 years this month! She is an occupational therapist at the Midtown office.  

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Topics: Abbey Wash

Developmental Milestones for a 2-Year-Old

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 by Child & Family Development

The developmental chart on the Child and Family Development website contains information about milestones for children ages 0-6 years. Here is an excerpt: 

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Child & Family Development celebrates with Dr. Chris Vrabel

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Chris Vrabel marks 3 years this month! He is a licensed psychologist at the Pineville office.  

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Topics: Chris Vrabel

Developmental Milestones for an 18-Month-Old

Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 by Child & Family Development

The developmental chart on the Child and Family Development website contains information about milestones for children ages 0-6 years. Here is an excerpt: 

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5 Tips To Help Your Baby Roll Over

Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 by Child & Family Development

 

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Topics: Amy Sturkey

Free Parent/Caregiver Seminar: Helping Clumsy Kids October 23, 2014

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Child and Family Development is hosting a free parent/caregiver seminar.

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Topics: Jessica Sapel, Marion Wilm

Free Parent/Caregiver Seminar: Behavior Basics on October 9, 2014

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Child and Family Development is hosting a free parent/caregiver seminar.

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Topics: Aleksandra Liss

Child and Family Development celebrates 34 years

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 by Child & Family Development

It is October and that means Child and Family Development is celebrating 34 years of helping kids, adolescents and young adults in and around the Charlotte area. 

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Developmental Milestones for a 1-Year-Old

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 by Child & Family Development

The Child and Family Development website has a developmental chart that contains information about milestones for children ages 0-6 years. Here is an excerpt: 

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Amy Sturkey, Physical Therapist, shares why it is important to walk backwards

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Amy Sturkey, Physical Therapist, asserts that it is important for children to learn to walk backwards.  According to the Denver II, 25% of children can walk backwards by 12 months, 75% by 15 months, and 90% by 16 months.  Once your child has learned to walk forwards successfully, they will then attempt to take steps backwards.

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Topics: Amy Sturkey