Monday, August 13, 2018

Special Needs Resource Fair in San Jose

Don't be left out! PHP and SNP's First Annual Resource Fair is Coming! Meet with Hundreds of Families who have school-aged children with special needs! Event from 10AM - 1PM
Free parking and free to families; kids are welcome. No Childcare.

I'll be there!


DATE AND TIME
Sat, October 20, 2018
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM PDT

 LOCATION
Parents Helping Parents
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits 
1400 Parkmoor Av 
San Jose, CA 95126 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Forest Bathing

The San Francisco Bay Area is congested, but almost everyone lives within a few miles of stupendous vistas and natural habitats. Forest Bathing (taking in the sights, sells and sounds of nature) offers a way to promote physiological and psychological well-being. From NPR https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2018/04/04/599135342/suffering-from-nature-deficit-disorder-try-forest-bathing

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Teens Online Addiction?

“We do know that young people who are already vulnerable or struggling in their offline lives receive less guidance navigating the online world.” Socio-economic status plays a role in this divide. And for all families “parents spend far more time arguing with their kids about how much time they are spending online than they do discussing with them what they’re doing online.” Read the full article from Professor Candice Odgers at UC, Irvine in Fortune Magazine.  http://fortune.com/2018/04/06/teens-youths-mental-health-smartphones-addicted/

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Staying Motivated!

Hear from Harvard regarding the key to staying on track! The answer is – Eudaimonia-
Listen to the video to learn what this actually means.  https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/how-to-stay-motivated

Friday, July 6, 2018

Psychology in Five Minutes


Dr. Ali Mattu from Columbia University has created a YouTube channel called “The Psych Show.” https://www.youtube.com/user/thepsychshowdotcom
You will get lost in learning about why we do what we do!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

UNICEF Statement on Children and US Migration Policy

When thinking of UNICEF, we think of the efforts made on the behalf of children in countries such as South Sudan, Haiti, Syria. Today, UNICEF issued a press release regarding the US and the policy of separating children from their families because of their migration status. Read here: https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/children-should-not-be-separated-their-families-because-their-migration-status

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

What time of the day should you solve a math problem or think creatively?

Time of Day matters when taking a test or thinking outside of the box. We all have personal circadian rhythms (chronotypes) which impact our mood, analytical problem solving and creative thought process. For example, if you are a morning person, difficult mental chores are best undertaken at this time. But, the morning person does better in the afternoon when solving problems that require a flash of creative insight. Read more at Monitor on Psychology http://www.apa.org/monitor/2018/06/good-timing.aspx