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RBT Study Topics: Documentation and Reporting (Part 1 of 2)

RBT Study Topics: Documentation and Reporting (Part 1 of 2)

The Registered Behavior Technician credential is provided and monitored by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. As a registered behavior technician (also known as an RBT), one must comply with and...
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“Brain Training” Is Supported by Neuroscience

“Brain Training” Is Supported by Neuroscience

Online computer games promise to improve “memory, problem solving, concentration, speed of thinking, language, and visual-spatial recognition.” They further promise that they “work your social skills, social awareness, self-awareness, and...
Death Of A New Year

Death Of A New Year

I guarantee you know an old Scottish poem written in 1788 by Robert Burns. You might attempt to sing it every new year’s eve at the stroke of midnight.  I say “attempt” since...
Sex Ed Gone Wrong: Skewed by Abuse and Misogyny

Sex Ed Gone Wrong: Skewed by Abuse and Misogyny

Teaching children about human sexual relations is probably the hardest part of being a parent. Some parents are too embarrassed to look into the eyes of what was their innocent...
ADHD: Parenting Beyond Behavior, Beliefs, and Grades

ADHD: Parenting Beyond Behavior, Beliefs, and Grades

When we look at the whole story of children diagnosed with ADHD, we find that hindsight reveals deeper challenges that have not received attention. While the average age of presentation...
People with Mental Illness, Targets for Fraud

People with Mental Illness, Targets for Fraud

I work from home, and even though we’re on the Do Not Call list, the phone rings all day. Robo-calls fish for people gullible or uninformed, and those with impaired...
An Ounce Of Prevention

An Ounce Of Prevention

That’s a wonderful old saying, isn’t it? And yes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  The problem is that there is no cure for ADHD. And...
Today I Love Nature’s Art

Today I Love Nature’s Art

Today I love nature’s art and that it shows up when and where it pleases. I love the wonder of flowers growing in pavement cracks, frosted windows that look like...
The Mini Dinosaur in My Living Room

The Mini Dinosaur in My Living Room

I just finished reading the most fabulous book. The guy who wrote it is way younger than me and vastly more distinguished. And this is a very good thing, given...
Best of Our Blogs: February 19, 2019

Best of Our Blogs: February 19, 2019

Anyone else glad Valentine’s Day is over? Don’t get me wrong, I love flowers, chocolates and dinners with my significant other. What I could do without is all the pressure...
Doing Healthy Conflict: Tips For Success

Doing Healthy Conflict: Tips For Success

If you’ve been following my blog you’ve read about how the Compassion Cycle and Formula for Compassionate Conflict gives us a way to engage conflict without casualties. You’ve read several...
The Problem with Praising Kids TOO Much

The Problem with Praising Kids TOO Much

My Mom will be the first person to tell you: She praised me too much when I was growing up. While the Greatest Generation may’ve been too cold, too aloof,...
Why Spirituality is Good for Your Mental Health

Why Spirituality is Good for Your Mental Health

Spirituality, or being concerned about your connection to the human spirit and the light all around us, is beneficial and uplifting for our overall mental health and quality of life....
Narcissists and Abusers Use This to Target Empaths

Narcissists and Abusers Use This to Target Empaths

Projection is a defense mechanism commonly used by abusers, including people with narcissistic or borderline personality disorder and addicts. Basically, they say, “It’s not me, it’s you!” When we project,...

Not Always So Well-butrin

“Dr. N, I am not saying we should spike the football but I believe we are making progress!” I enthusiastically write. Dr. N, who is equal parts friend and mentor,...