Dr. Mary Wetherby

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Christmas and Kids

Keep in mind, your children have not had as many Christmases as you. Make sure you run through the order of the holiday routine with them the night before, the morning of, and throughout the day.  Let them know expectations of how everyone will behave (“Come to Mommy...

School Shootings

I have had questions recently about what to say to children about the recent school shooting. Parents are concerned that some of their children may be actively upset still. Rule of thumb is to answer what kids ask.  You may be assuming what is going on in their...

School Social Survival Kit Checklist

 Returning to school can be nerve racking for parents and kids. It does not matter if your child is in elementary, middle, or high school. We all want our children to do well not only academically, but also socially. Many times kids will not ask for help in this area,...

Make Em Smile

I was at Nathaniel’s Hope “Make ‘Em Smile” event this weekend, teaming up with Ego Booster Club of Orlando Metro Gymnastics, to offer some fun to kids and their families with disabilities.  Nathaniel was a little boy who died from a disability related condition, whose...

Has My Child Been Bullied?

Bullying Can Be Hard to Identify There is recent news about an elementary school child who killed herself.  Bullying is being linked to this tragedy.  The child reportedly tried to tell the teacher, but was encouraged not to tattle.  The mother related on the Today...

Smart Child Bad Grades

Identifying A Child’s Strengths and Weaknesses in School:  Reaching Potential   Warning signs that your child has learning issues can be as obvious as the child sitting up late at night crying while trying to do homework, or as subtle as watching a “disorganized”...

Eat More Crow

The other day I was out of town and hungry, so I went by the famous “eat more chicken” restaurant that has those salads I like.  Getting out of the car was a woman in her 30s dressed as a cow, hauling two young children out of the car, also dressed as cows.  My...

Climb To Safety

People tend to stay in bad situations because the change to possible safety is so unknown and we humans aren’t usually big fans of the unknown.