Learning Years

Learning Years – A Fond Farewell

January 28, 2022 By Dr. Pat Blackwell I began writing my Learning Years column in NOLA Baby (as the magazine was originally called) very near the start of the whole thing. Over lunch with Ann Herren in 2006...

Learning Years – Poop Withholding

April 1, 2021 What To Do When Your Child Refuses To Go  Every parent will agree that toilet learning is best when it is a natural process. A child will observe and do it when they are old enough and emotional...

Learning Years: An Optimist’s Reflections on 2020

January 1, 2021 Thoughts on being hopeful in 2021 Thankfully this monster of a year is finally in the rearview mirror. Disruption came in various forms, including a global pandemic, epic political conflict, h...
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Learning to Cope with Uncertainty

September 1, 2020 Learning Years: Dealing with life's stressors takes effort and practice Some people are natural risk-takers who are nimble and can pivot when encountering the unexpected. None of them are re...

Learning Years: Escape the Moody Cycle

November 18, 2019 Learn clues and strategies to recognize and disrupt moody breakdowns and blow-ups. Sudden escalation of anger in response to small incidents is a common trait of moodiness at any age. Excess...

Learning Years: Raising Indecisive Kids

September 26, 2019 Good enough is sometimes good enough when it comes to anxious children. Childhood anxiety is on the rise. A constant companion of this tormentor is childhood indecisiveness, which has becom...

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