The Innovative Dad

A psychologist’s blog about raising and educating children through the lens innovation.

Battling Negative Self-Talk, Part 1

Battling Negative Self-Talk, Part 1

Listening to you kid put herself down can be downright demoralizing for a parent. This is a potentially damaging behavior with some long-term consequences if left unchecked. See what you can do to battle negative self-talk. https://youtu.be/L3dpIiU2cv4 More Resources...

Reading to Your Toddler

Reading to Your Toddler

We all want to read to our kids. But it can be a bit of a challenge to read to your toddler. They won't sit still when reading, try to turn the pages, or just simply lose interest. Here are some tips to help get them engaged in reading. https://youtu.be/7amlgHzUtvY

504 Plans vs. IEPs: Does It Matter?

504 Plans vs. IEPs: Does It Matter?

Getting your child help at school can be confusing and intimidating. There are all sorts of new terms to understand, deadlines to track, and policies to follow. While the law requires parental participation and informed consent, even the most informed parents can...

A Minute to Kvetch

A Minute to Kvetch

All kids whine and kvetch. It seems to be a given. But, it can be annoying, particularly when it happens all of the time. How do we channel the kvetching so that it doesn't drive us nuts while still allowing and encouraging our children to share how they feel?...

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