Very excited to introduce my first guest post; amazing mother, athletic guru and Child Life colleague Shanni Thornton!
Shani Thornton is a Certified Child Life Specialist and a parent of two small children. She has twelve years of experience working with children and families both in and out of the hospital. She has a blog at ChildLifeMommy.com that offers helpful tips to caregivers and professionals working with kids.
Currently she is an adjunct faculty member for the Child Life Program at Bank Street College of Education, co-teaching a therapeutic play course to child life students. She also volunteers as a bereavement facilitator at The Center for HOPE in Long Island, New York and recently launched her private practice for child life services in her community.
To celebrate Child Life Month, she will be giving away a copy of her children's preparation book, It's Time For Your Checkup: What to Expect When Going to a Doctor Visit. It is a valuable resource for any home, classroom or clinical setting, available in paperback and digital format. It is also a listed resource on the website for both the Child Life Council and Autism Speaks.
To learn more about Shani and Child Life Mommy, contact her at Childlifemommy@gmail.com or follow her on social media, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress Blog, and LinkedIn.
Watch her video blog and leave a comment for a chance to win another giveaway during March #ChildLifeMonth