Farewell and Thank You

Farewell and Thank You

This is my last post and my farewell and thank you.   Please know that it has been a pleasure to share my thoughts about child development and parenting strategies with you during this past year.

In closing, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite quotes. It is a nice way to help keep things in perspective, which is what many of my posts have been about. I gave this quote the title, ‘Where are you?’

Where are you?

If you are depressed, you are living in the past.

If you are anxious, you are living in the future.

If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

                                                    Lao Tzu

My other parting thought is a reminder, when things are not going well, or not going as you want, to stop and ask yourself another ‘where are you’ question. Review where you and your child are functioning, right now, in terms of the DIR levels explained on the DIR page:  self-regulation, attention, back and forth engagement, shared social problem solving, symbolic or pretend thought, and making logical and emotional connections. Remember that if somone is dysregulated or inattentive, they will not easily engage, let alone use higher levels skills such as problem solving, logic, or seeing emotional connections.

So asking yourself ‘where you are,’ in either of these two senses, can be a short hand way to analyze a problem and find direction for resolution.

I hope you have found this blog useful!

 

Remember, this blog presents general information. It is not intended to be treatment, or a recommendation or prescription for a particular child. If you have questions about your child, please see a professional.

Posts were made approximately every other week during calendar year 2016.

THIS BLOG IS NO LONGER ACTIVE, AS OF 1-1-17

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Blog Disclaimer:  Please be aware that this blog contains general information. It is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended as treatment or a recommendation or prescription for a particular child. If you have questions about your child, please talk to your pediatrician or seek other professional services.