Giving Clear Directions-CDC Video

Giving Clear Directions-CDC Video

Giving Directions: You Know What I Mean? A Video from The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “A mother finds that her son, though well-intentioned, does not ever seem to follow her directions. What she discovers, however, is that her own approach to giving directions may have more to do with it than she … Continue reading »

Structure for Young Children-CDC Video

Structure for Young Children-CDC Video

Creating Structure and Rules for Your Child: Charts and Graphs From The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “An expert at timelines and presentations, one mother decides to create structure for her 2-year old son, but finds it surprisingly difficult not to make it overly complicated.”

Happy Father’s Day ~  Feliz Día del Padre

Happy Father’s Day ~ Feliz Día del Padre

You are our star! Thanks for showing us the way. ¡Tú eres nuestra estrella! Gracias por mostrarnos el camino.     How to Surprise a Dad by Jean Reagan (Author), Lee Wildish (Illustrator) Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle (Author, Illustrator) A Day with My Dad by Lance Waite Quiero a mi papá porque by Laurel … Continue reading »

Gold & Silver Rocks

Gold & Silver Rocks

Beautiful Icon Art–Painting Rocks Gold and Silver By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Recently, I visited Rome and saw beautiful art and very old religious icons in magnificent churches. I love how the gold paint on wood makes the icons glow. I wanted to share this beauty with the families we see for our Family Literacy … Continue reading »

“Butterflies Are Free”

“Butterflies Are Free”

Inviting Monarch Butterflies Into Your Garden By Connie Goldin, LMFT     “Butterflies Are Free” was the title of a Goldie Hawn movie from the early 1970’s. It’s a lovely double entendre because butterflies are certainly free to roam, and they cost us nothing. For the past two years, I have invited Monarch butterflies to … Continue reading »

First Snow

First Snow

A beautiful New Book for 2015   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   First Snow, by Peter McCarty, is a treasure. Five little dog siblings are awaiting the arrival of their cousin, Pedro, from far away. Sancho, Bella, Lola, Ava and Maria see Pedro come in a taxi cab with his aunt, their mom. The license … Continue reading »

Christmas Books & Crafts

Christmas Books & Crafts

Lovely Christmas Books By Connie Goldin, LMFT The Story of Christmas, illustrated by Pamela Dalton, is one of the most beautiful children’s books I have seen. The text is an except from the King James Bible that tells the story of the birth of Jesus. It is perfect for an annual Christmas reading experience for … Continue reading »

Button Batteries

Button Batteries

Emmett’s Story – The Dangers of Swallowing a Button Battery Description provided by organization that posted this video on YouTube: “Watch Emmett’s story, a little boy who accidentally swallowed a button battery found in a remote control. TheBatteryControlled.Com