Play is such an important part of life. In fact, my first ever blog post was about the importance of play. As I’ve been doing research and writing blog posts, I’ve come across several great quotes about play and learning. I wanted to share my favorite quotes with everyone using pictures. Enjoy!Read More
As you may know, I think having family time is not only awesome but very helpful for a child's development of social skills. I've talked about the importance of a family game night before and even starting a family book club. I wanted to talk about another way families can hang out together and interact - during Family Movie Night!Read More
Next week, my husband is leaving on a business trip and he will be gone for two weeks. It can be so tough on all of us when he is away! Since it will be Valentine's Day soon, I wanted to do something to remind him how much we love him and miss him when he's gone.
One of my New Year’s Resolutions for my family was to do some random acts of kindness. I want my kids to understand the importance of being kind and helping others. I also want them to learn to be contributing and thoughtful members of society. Throughout the year, we’re going to be doing some random acts of kindness to focus on these goals.
My kids love dressing up! We made a dress up area in our house, and I recently added some pirate items to it. I made pirate eye patches, a couple of pirate hooks, and little gold doubloons. My kids also love to make treasure maps and sending people on treasure hunts. They started doing this spontaneously over the summer, and occasionally will go back to it. I was wondering if they would do this once they saw the pirate stuff.Read More
Sometimes, my daughter can be a little dramatic. A small issue like breaking a pencil can lead to a big reaction. The last time it happened, it made me think of a Social Thinking lesson I’ve done with kids in groups or in individual therapy to help them identify the size of a problem and the size of their reaction.Read More
Since it’s really cold here, we’ve been spending a lot of time inside over the last few weeks. I’ve been looking for some new crafts to keep us occupied. I’m always looking for quick and easy activities to do with the kids. I like to find activities where we already have all the required materials at home, or something that can easily substitute in if we don’t. Here are 10 of my favorites that I found through Pinterest.Read More
A few months ago I wrote a four part series about coping skills kids (and adults) can use to help them in different situations. I divided the coping skills into 4 categories: Calming, Physical, Distracting and Processing. Here is a brief summary of each category:Read More