So, you feel that you don’t really have a great singing voice. Or maybe you’ve been told outright that you don’t have a good singing voice. The literature says that singing with your child is a good thing. What is the non-singing parent of a baby or young child to do?
Sensitivity to other cultures is important to teach our children. Teach by example, by experiencing or learning about other faiths or traditions, or by making friends and spending time with people of other faiths and traditions. It is also important to help others learn how to be sensitive to the special challenges and talents that [...]
I know that part of Environmental Wellness is taking care of our planet by recycling, reducing, and reusing. Another part of environmental wellness is taking care of the space in which we live. We all know how to take care of our planet, so I’m going to focus on tips from how to maintain peace [...]
The Medical Wellness Center at the University of Miami defines Physical Wellness as respecting and taking care of your body. It is applying your knowledge, motivation, and skills toward enhancing personal fitness and health. It is making healthy and positive choices regarding a variety of issues including nutrition, physical activity, sexuality, sleep, the use of [...]
I used to work for a wellness company that focused on six dimensions of wellness (seven or eight, depending on where you look). For the next few weeks, I’m going to focus on each dimension and give you tips on how to work within that dimension for yourself and your family.
Whether you’re transitioning from one therapist to the next, from summer to school, or from unemployment to a new job, changes in routine can be difficult to manage. Here are some tips to make transitions easier to handle:
Should you enroll your child in music lessons or music therapy? What’s the difference? Music lessons teach your child how to play and understand music. For example, some of my clients have Autism or Down’s Syndrome and are taking piano or guitar lessons. They are learning music theory (what quarter notes are), musicianship (how to [...]
Independence can be difficult to foster in children with Autism, but it is essential. Here are some tips for developing independence:
Automotive and assembly line industrialist Henry Ford said “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” It can be tough to keep a positive mindset, but it’s so important! Your mindset determines how your day will go and what you will accomplish today.
Evidenced-based practice is a buzz word being used in most health and education fields. Evidenced-based practice is an integration of the best available evidence (research) combined with clinical expertise. This approach includes five steps, illustrated nicely in an article posted on the Music Therapy Research Blog: