Getting Beyond “Yes” and “No”

If we’re being honest with ourselves, most of us find comfort in thinking that we have some control over our lives.  Being predictable is often perceived as better than being unpredictable, and many people set up their lives so that routine prevails and surprises are minimized. When we meet somebody new, we often call upon…

5 More Minutes? Please??

Just five more minutes!   When is this going to be over?   When is lunch?   When is Grandma going to be here? Time and its passage is a concept that takes some time for children to develop.  Because it’s so abstract, young children will repeatedly ask when something is going to happen and…