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5 ways to help your child stay socially-distanced-and-social.

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD, BCBA, LBA 12.1.20 After several months of lighter restrictions, along with outdoor activity options that gave all of us more opportunities for safe socializing, now we are seeing tighter restrictions in many states and communities as the pandemic hits a second wave. In much of the

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Now What?

  Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD, BCBA, LBA.   7.31.20 As we watch events unfold, the questions seem to outnumber the answers every day.  Between the pandemic which seems to be a moving target, the ongoing protests, (and in some areas, violence and destruction), the partisan divide in our country, and

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Stress Management 101

  Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD, BCBA, LBA.    6.24.20 It just keeps building up, the stress of 2020.  It’s hard to look at social media or the news without sensing an instant rise in your stress level, with fresh new things to worry about every day.  You can, in some

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Coping with the information, one day at a time.

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD, BCBA, LBA.     5.15.20 We’ve been isolating ourselves as much as possible for a bit over 2 full months now.  At the beginning, there was so much information coming in from sources around the world that it was hard to keep up with everything. Now,

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New Normal: Different for Everyone

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD, BCBA, LBA   4.15.20 The entire world is experiencing the effect of this global pandemic.  We have been paralyzed by a silent, invisible, stealthy threat that has crept its way to every corner of the earth on one way or another.  Some of the changes in

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Information overload

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD, BCBA, LBA.   3.19.20 How quickly things can change.  Within the past week we have gone from being on alert for potential changes in our country while watching other countries struggle with this pandemic, to being in full-scale crisis mode.  This is especially true in certain

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Start Making Sense

  Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD, BCBA. 2.18.20 What makes sense to you? In a world of constant access to information, it can be difficult to make sense of anything.  What’s true and what’s not true?  Who are the best people to follow?  Which resources can you trust?  While some of

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What exactly is outside the box?

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD, BCBA, LBA.      1.15.20 We love it.  That phrase, “Think outside the box”.  It makes us think of creativity, progress, innovation, independence.  Thing is, there is so much creativity and innovation on display out there, and it is so easy to find now with the

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New Year, New Ideas

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD, BCBA.     1.3.20 Time for a new year, a new decade.  Time for making resolutions you may or may not keep, and making plans for all things to come in 2020.  It’s a great idea to look at the new year as a blank page,

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Holiday Stress?

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD, BCBA.    12.4.19 Yay!  It’s that time of year!  This is the time when people get ready to share joy with family and friends, to engage in generosity and gift-giving, and prepare and eat everyone’s favorite foods for celebration. But…it’s also that time of year that

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Person-Centered: What does this really mean?

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD, BCBA  10.30.19 Let’s think about what we envision when it comes to planning out our lives. How do we make big decisions?  What supports have we had to help us get to where we want to be, or what supports could we have used that we

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