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CBD and You; Is it Worth the Risk?

By Jennie Shafer / 10 months ago

CBD CBD oil is really having a moment, isn’t it? Everyone and their dog (literally), is taking it. Is it something you should look into? Is it safe for your children? This topic in particular can get confusing quickly and I’ve referenced multiple sites here to keep everything straight. You can run a quick google […]

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3 New Ways to Discipline the Child with ADHD

By Jennie Shafer / 11 months ago

Disciplining the ADHD Child Due to the nature of their disorder, children with Attention Deficit- Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are difficult to discipline. ADHD is characterized by trouble focusing, difficulty with emotional regulation, impulsivity and decreased social skills. Types The three most common types of ADHD are: 1. Inattentive/ Distractible: easily distracted, poor executive functioning skills, decreased […]

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Sensory Processing Disorder and Halloween

By Jennie Shafer / last year

Sensory Processing Disorder and Halloween Halloween is an exciting time for kids with the candy, costumes, and staying up late! Heck, it’s a fun time for adults too! But if your child struggles with sensory processing disorder (SPD) or sensory sensitivities, it can become a real nightmare. In a nutshell, SPD is when someone struggles […]

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5 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Join a Mastermind Group

By Jennie Shafer / last year

5 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Join a Mastermind Group “Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire.” Napoleon Hill Everyone’s talking about mastermind groups right now; a group of peers who mentor one another, that meet up either virtually, or in person, to invest […]

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Teal Pumpkin Project

By Jennie Shafer / last year

Teal Pumpkin Project The Teal Pumpkin is an inclusion based project created by Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) to generate awareness of food allergies during the Halloween season. 1 in 13 children have food allergies that can limit their participation in traditional holiday activities. Remember that many children use feeding tubes and have other […]

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Container Baby Syndrome

By Jennie Shafer / last year

Container Baby Syndrome What is Container Baby Syndrome? Container Baby Syndrome (CBS), simply put, is an umbrella term for any physical problems caused by a child spending too much time in a ‘baby container’, which includes car seats, rock and plays, bouncers, strollers, and so forth. This is not exclusively limited to items where the […]

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Zero to Three Month Red Flags

By Jennie Shafer / last year

 Is Your Baby Delayed? Congratulations! You’re a new parent! Hallelujah for little toes and a cute nose! For the first few days and weeks, life is consumed with feeding, sleeping, and finding the time to shower!   Of course your newest addition is front and center, with every aunt, cousin, co-worker, and grocery store stranger […]

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Is It Time to Discharge? 10 Steps to Clarity

By Jennie Shafer / a couple of years ago

Is It Time to Discharge? 10 Steps to Clarity. Are you struggling with knowing if it’s time to discharge a pediatric patient? Do you feel unsure if the family or your supervisor will approve? Use this checklist to feel more confident in your decision. 1. Go back to the initial evaluation and review their performance, […]

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Childhood Depression Case Study

By Jennie Shafer / a couple of years ago

This isn’t an article about how to treat childhood depression as an occupational therapist, but is instead a case study of how I figured out I COULDN’T treat a child. As occupational therapists, we live by the motto “we will find a way or make one”. We are also known for ‘blending science, arts and […]

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Nutrition Series Part 6: Vitamin Supplementation

By Jennie Shafer / a couple of years ago

Nutrition Series Part 6: Vitamin Supplementation We all have experience taking vitamins, whether they were the crunchy, sweet, Flintstones variety, or if you were subjected to a horse pill with your orange juice every morning, we’ve been there! Recently there’s been a lot of kick back with using ‘one size fits all’ multivitamins. Several studies […]

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