Emotions tend to rise up and wash over us like a wave in the ocean, taking us temporarily out of control. They can hit suddenly and without warning, sweeping our thoughts and feelings in an entirely different direction than they had been heading a moment before. But, as with ocean swimming, we can learn to navigate this temporary hijacking of our mind, anchoring safely in deeper water until the storm is over. We must stop our thinking, like we stop our swimming and duck under water, because to think or act while angry is not a good idea.
To love, to learn, and to enjoy. For me, these are the most important things we can do. These are what life is about. I try to keep these as my compass, to remember to stay focused on these, to keep them as my primary intention, so I don’t lose my way, getting caught up Continue Reading
Neuropsychological assessment, when done well, is much more than the administration of a set of tests. It is a process of information gathering that addresses the child as a whole. Its purpose is to gain as thorough an understanding as possible of the child’s cognitive, executive, and social emotional strengths and vulnerabilities, in order to Continue Reading