Helping Your Child Build a Growth Mindset

Our mindset is how we see things in the world and it can give us the power to think positively and achieve our goals. However, not all mindsets are the same. The way...

Add Successful & Predictable Transitions into Your Child's Everyday...

The world can be an extremely confusing and unpredictable place. Some children struggle with transitions more than others, especially those kiddos who like sameness, those...

5 Simple Steps for Setting Intentions for Yourself and Your Family

As we approach the new year, you’re likely being bombarded with reminders or some internal pressure to make resolutions about all the changes that you should be...

3 ways to help your child think about others over the holidays

Wow, the year seems to be speeding past. I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a very challenging year. From Covid to virtual learning to politics, we could all use...

Cultivating gratitude

I can’t believe that it’s been so long of COVID living!   And it's been since the beginning of COVID that I’ve been creating these free monthly...

Daily Sensory and Movement Breaks for Regulation

From the feeling of the sheets we sleep in to the texture of the food we eat, from the birds chirping around us and the smells coming from the kitchen to the clothes we...

Fun, Celebration and Safety

June is here, and with it all the excitement of a wonderful summer! Day camps for the kids, your traditional family outings, and all the ice cream the neighborhood truck...

Mindfulness in May: A Daily Dose for YOU and YOUR CHILD

I trained to practice and teach mindfulness seven years ago, and it’s changed my life, helping me get out of my future thinking (anxiety) and past...

Coping with Overwhelm through Connection

  If it isn’t clear yet, I am super passionate about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and helping kids (and people in general) to build these skills. I think...

Kids and Screen Time During COVID-19

  Rules about screen time are usually pretty strict in our house, but everything is changing in the face of COVID-19. Up until now, screens weren’t allowed on...

Autism & Friendship: Raising Awareness in Your Own Family

How can we raise awareness about autism within our own family? I see this as part of a larger goal I have as a parent—to teach my kids to be tolerant and curious...

Puppy Love and Learning

My son wanted a puppy more than anything for his 13th birthday. Our dog Jack, a member of our family for 14 years, had recently died, so we couldn’t say no....

Calmer Waters this Summer

I often head into summer in full-blown problem-solving mode for my children. I struggle to balance camps and summer fun with all the things my kids “should” be...

Another Teachable Moment on the Home Front: Building Acceptance by ...

“If you are truly serious abut preparing your child for the future, don’t teach him to subtract, teach him to deduct.” –...

Valentine’s Day Word Clouds

Helping kids to develop social-emotional learning is one of my passions. I recently went into my son’s 4th grade classroom to talk with the kids about character...

Help Your Child Take Perspective on the 4th of July

Amidst the fun of July 4th picnics and fireworks, the holiday is also a great reminder to step back, zoom out, and look at the world through a broader lens. We all have...
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