Category Archives: BLOG

“All Too Much for Oliver”

This book is about a sensitive little boy who finds it difficult to engage in typical kid activities such as playing on a noisy playground or splashing in a pool with lots of other kids. Continue reading

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Life with a 2.5 month old: Baby Grins

You know that magical moment when your baby suddenly lets go of the boob to which she has been almost permanently attached since the moment of her birth, looks at you for a secondĀ and suddenly breaks into her first toothless … Continue reading

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Koopa’s words disappeared

Here is a book I’d recommend wholeheartedly to any parent of a child with Selective Mutism, or any other kind of anxiety-related disorder. The book, written an illustrated by Elaneh Bos, is called “Leo’s Words Disappeared”, and is about a … Continue reading

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7 Habits of Highly Perfectionist Children

1. Always make sure your bingo cards are perfectly aligned with each other AND with the hardwood pattern on the floor, or whatever surface they are lying on. 2. Every time upon leaving the house, inquire how much time you … Continue reading

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Talking about death and…. koalas

Not exactly sure how to talk to kids about difficult stuff like death. My grandfather, who lived overseas, died some time ago. I was not sure how to present this news to Koopa without making him too distressed. So one … Continue reading

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Paddling along

We took a walk on the Toronto lakeshore the other day and passed this little pond where people could rent a canoe or an individual paddle boat for a 15-minute ride. The little paddle boats were clearly for kids but … Continue reading

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Koopa talks

I think it is safe to say now that Koopa’s selective mutism is a thing of the past. About a month and a half ago he started talking freely in most settings, chatting to friends at daycare and on playgrounds, … Continue reading

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