Selfie-Ish Culture

selfie [sel-fee] noun, Informal. a photograph taken with a smartphone or other digital camera by a person who is also in the photograph, especially for posting on a social-media website

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ADHD: Truth and Fiction

ADHD is one of the buzz words of the last 10-15 years. So many untruths have been circulated about ADHD and its effects on children and their parents or teachers. Educational psychologist Claire Maher gets to the heart of the matter for parents who fear the worst.

Mom Shaming

You’re in the grocery store. Your child starts to have a tantrum because they want something you’re refusing to buy them (and for good reason). Your child is on the floor, bashing fists, crying, screaming, and cannot be consoled. You’re embarrassed. You look around, hoping, by some miracle that nobody is bearing witness to this. … Continue reading Mom Shaming

Supporting Your Socially Awkward Child

It can be particularly concerning for parents when their child is more withdrawn socially and perhaps even socially awkward. Educational Psychologist Claire Maher offers parents some support and guidelines on how to know when it’s more than shyness, and how to assist their socially awkward children, and encourage them socially. My child struggles to make … Continue reading Supporting Your Socially Awkward Child