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Celebrating Child Life Month!

March is Child Life Month! For those that may not know much about the child life role, here is a video posted by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to give you a bit more information on what Child Life is and … Continue reading

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Structuring the Environment to Set Patients Up For Success During Painful, Invasive, or Otherwise Threatening Procedures

March is Child Life Month! In honor of Child Life Month, I’d like to use this opportunity to talk about an initiative that is so crucial to promoting the least threatening environment for pediatric patients in hospitals. It is called … Continue reading

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#GivingTuesday: A Guide to Giving to Children’s Hospitals this Season

As many people know, today is “Giving Tuesday” a day where we can embrace the true spirit of the holidays and give back to those less fortunate than us. As a Child Life Specialist, I am fortunate to see the … Continue reading

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Wish Wednesday: Who is Eligible and What Do they Wish for?

As a Child Life Specialist working with kids in the hospital and a wish granting volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Give Kids the World are two organizations that are near and dear to my heart. To … Continue reading

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Wish Wednesday: What is the Make-A-Wish Foundation?

As a Child Life Specialist working with kids in the hospital and a wish granting volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Give Kids the World are two organizations that are near and dear to my heart. To … Continue reading

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Putting Sadness in a Chalk Drawn Circle: Thoughts on “Inside Out”

As both a Disney/Pixar fan and a Child Life Specialist I have been looking forward to seeing Inside Out since the first trailers and teasers hit the internet. I just knew it was going to be a fantastic film and … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Communicate Emotions with “Inside Out”

Just a quick post to let you all know about a great FREE find I found online that may be helpful for parents and child life specialists in encouraging their children or patients to express their emotions. I was searching … Continue reading

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Magic Moment Monday: Disney Parks Guided Imagery

Happy Memorial Day everyone! This Magic Moment Monday again comes from working as a child life specialist in the hospital but can be applicable to stressful situations with your own children or even yourself. There are many different techniques child … Continue reading

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Magic Moment Monday: Human Disney Tune Jukebox

Now that my trip report is over and I’ve finished my master’s degree, I’m headed back to some of my roots and back to some of my weekly series posts. I can’t guarantee I’ll keep up every¬†week especially since I … Continue reading

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Magic Moment Monday: The Bravest Princess

So I’m going to take a moment to interrupt my trip report to share a “Magic Moment Monday.” As some may know, I started my first real job as a Child Life Specialist about 5 weeks ago. It’s been quite … Continue reading

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