Category Archives: DEVELOPMENT

Developmental parenting means we focus on where the child or individual is on a developmental scale and we use fun, play and excitement to move into new developmental levels.

RealMindz looks forward to working with Ann in the coming year and helping parents CONNECT the pieces to help their children. We began our RealMindz program introducing people we love with a little boy from Lancaster, Wisconsin named Mac, who is the son of Ann and Dr. James Yurcek. Today, we share Mac’s Christmas Miracle […]

Children consider playground activities “circus performances” and they hunger for recognition. Children will typically flock to an adult who understands the nature of this situation and who encourages challenge and expressive fun. I am so excited to feature the world of Dr. “Fun” Lyelle Palmer. Use language to build your child’s strength of character. Words […]

Over the years I have found respite in the darnedest places… meaning my children or the people I care for will not venture there. Cleaning the dog kennel has always given me time alone, as does weeding my garden… folding the laundry.  And through the seasons I seemed to find other places for isolation like […]

With holiday season fast approaching and the hustle and bustle of shopping – here’s an idea to redirect your kiddos and yourself. Stores can be overwhelming with colors and sounds and lights and smells. Children from trauma or sensory issues struggle during the holiday seasons. Here are a couple ideas to build single focus into […]

My father captured my energy by creating my “be still” spot and that began the harnessing of my delightfully chaotic energy. My preschool years landed me on an island with an armload of friends living in the rest home next door. They had happy face wrinkles and white hair. On the other side lived my […]

While writing the kids’ sleep tips, I felt that I can’t help sharing a few observations from my real life. I’d love to tell you about the estbalishment of sleep routine for a kid in my family. Hopefully, you’ll find it helpful enought to your in your every-night battles for piece. My 3-year-old son is a […]

How a wild dog taught me how to guide persons to learn new skills with experiential learning. Makone arrived as an 80 lb, 11 month old, kenneled standard poodle filled with boundless energy and brains that had waited months to be turned on. In a blitz he was out of sight, down the road, around […]

TRIBUTE TO GOLDEN MINDZ DEB EVENSEN FOR EDUCATION OF PERSONS LIVING WITH FASD Deb Evensen has been working in the field of FASD education for over 30 years.She is affiliated with NOFAS, the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. For more information visit: nofas.org Pioneer in discovering practical solutions that work for individuals with fetal […]

I can’t do it myself. My pearls continue to grow as my daughter enters her third decade. My life has changed radically over the years, I left my downtown business to home school and develop a brain training program with professionals who believed we may advance our daughter’s development. Then I left my business for […]

I was on top of my world. I had just been awarded “First Place Successful Entrepreneur of the Year” by the International Small Business Council. I had a brand new sports car, a happy marriage, a lovely remodeled home, a successful business, and friends with social initiatives we believed were making a difference for humanity. […]