Katie’s Bookshelf – Room by Emma Donogue

I just finished reading “Room” by Emma Donogue. As a warning, this book is not easy to read because of the subject matter. It is narrated by 5 year old, Jack, who has been held in captivity his entire life. Jack lives with “Ma” who was kidnapped when she was 19 years old. Jack describesContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf – Room by Emma Donogue”

Boosting Social Skills For Boys Ages 7 – 10

Social skills are made up of interaction and communication with others.  Social skills are put to use everyday.  Boosting social skills for young boys is important at this stage of life because of their increased interactions with others, emergence of self-esteem and surge of social situations they are involved in.  According to Erikson’s Stages ofContinue reading “Boosting Social Skills For Boys Ages 7 – 10”

Post Partum in Dads?

A study was done recently that reported 40% of dads who spank their 1 year olds are depressed.  This brings light to a relatively new concept; post partum depression in dads.  It is reported that more dads are feeling low after the birth of their child because of unemployment rates and increased time at home. Continue reading “Post Partum in Dads?”

Social Skills Group for Adolescent Boys

Social skills are made up of interaction and communication with others.  Social skills are put to use everyday.  Developing social skills for adolescent boys is important at this stage of life because of their increased interactions with others and emergence of self-esteem.  According to Erikson’s Stages of Life, boys in this stage are looking forContinue reading “Social Skills Group for Adolescent Boys”