Sorbo Blog

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Happy New Year!

Happy new year all! The holidays can be so joyous for many and also so painful for some. I hope that this year brings hope to everyone.

I’m super excited to be starting this year with a move to a new office. I’ll be moving my practice in February to a great space with a dedicated playroom! The new address is 1314 15th Avenue SW, only a short distance from my current location.

I’m also really excited about partnering with Katharine Chapman at InShift in the new office. Many great things will come from this new venture!

More details to come….

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Early Childhood Development and the Brain

Came across this video by Dr. Bruce Perry. Really brings home the importance of relationships in a young child’s life.

 

https://www.chicagoideas.com/videos/the-body-s-most-fascinating-organ-the-brain

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Parenting an Adolescent in the 21st Century

Big shout-out to Sheetal Pallana and his team @RichardsonGMP for inviting me to speak at their downtown Calgary office. We had an almost sold-out crowd of interested parents to discuss the roller-coaster that is parenting a teenager. As expected, a popular topic was the challenge that social media poses both for teens and parents. Big take-away -stay connected to your teen.

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Play and neurodevelopment: Have fun=building brain

Happy belated Easter. I hesitate to say happy spring given this very un-spring-like weather. I keep telling myself that any moisture we get at this time of the year is great for our plants and trees. It’s only somewhat successful at warding off melancholy.

In preparing for a meeting I came across this article from the Child Trauma Academy about play and brain development. The article is a wee bit dense but nice and short and super interesting. I might be biased because I think anything about play or brain development is fascinating. Anyhow, I hope you think it’s interesting too!

 

https://childtrauma.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/CuriosityPleasurePlay_Perry.pdf

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