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  • Child doing painting with a brush

    The Eight Best Ways for Children to Learn About Art  

      As I stood looking at an exhibit of toddler art on the wall of my school one day, the parent standing next to me said, “This rivals an installation at the Museum of Modern Art”. It was true; all of the elements of form color and texture were there, and not the work of […] Read full story

  • Two girls playing a xylophone

    The Eight Best Ways for Children to Learn About Music

      Ever since researchers discovered that fetuses respond to sound in the sixth month of pregnancy, there have been those in the baby biz that have tried to capitalize on this information. New parents have been manipulated to feel that they need to engage in some sort of special stimulation of their unborn child to […] Read full story

  • Child drawing on a wall

    Creative Expression and Child Development

      At a recent get-together of parents, teachers, and community members interested in supporting the arts, we had a dynamic discussion about the importance of creativity in child development. Those of us from Church Street School for Music and Art stressed the three key reasons for the importance of creativity in our music and art […] Read full story

  • Child's Colorful Painting

    How to Inspire Your Child’s Creative Genius

      Young children are creative dynamos. They surpass adults in their openness to possibility and their willingness to explore without fear. If you give toddlers a drum they immediately create rhythms on it; if you give them paint and a brush they instantaneously drip and rub and mix. In my experience, when most adults sit […] Read full story

  • Stay Tuned for More

    Come back January 2015 for this article by Marcy Axness. In the meantime, check out this awesome tool by Marcy Axness, PhD 7-Step Guide: Help Your Child Release Stuck Behaviors. Read full story

  • Why doesn’t this look right?

    Come back January 2015 for this article by Marcy Axness. In the meantime, check out this awesome tool by Marcy Axness, PhD 7-Step Guide: Help Your Child Release Stuck Behaviors. Read full story

  • The Importance of Playing

    Coming soon …

    Come back January 2015 for this article by Marcy Axness. In the meantime, check out this awesome tool by Marcy Axness, PhD 7-Step Guide: Help Your Child Release Stuck Behaviors. Read full story

  • Family at a carnival, in a ride that spins around. The background is blurred.

    Take off when Lice Move In

      Want to avoid washing every sheet, towel and pillow that you own when the school nurse calls to tell you that your child has lice?  The easiest way to rid your home of lice is… Lice Don’t Fly, Jump, or Burrow I once drove to a client’s home to treat the family and found […] Read full story

  • Four sassy girls standing in front of a garage door looking directly into the camera.

    Staring Down The Stigma

    Telling your child’s friends is a tough but necessary step to prevent a lice infestation from being passed back and forth among classmates, friends and teammates… It’s surprising that in this reality show world, where a girl’s entrée to fame and fortune is a tape of an intimate moment with a boyfriend, that there still […] Read full story

  • Mom talking to professional lice remover with daughter watching

    The Best Defense is a Good Offense

    Combing for lice to prevent lice infestations is like brushing your teeth to prevent cavities… You’re a parent of a school-aged child.  You’ve gotten the lice notices; you’ve told your little one not to share brushes or hats at school.  You may have even purchased a preventative spray or specialty shampoo to help ward off […] Read full story