The Three Es of Learning

With everything going on today in the world, the transition back to school this year is bringing on more stress than usual. Whether you’re going to have school in...

Transitioning During Uncertain Times - with August Calendar and dai...

*Daily activities to help you and your child make the transition smoother* Transitions happen all day long, from getting out of bed to getting out the door to getting ready...

Using Improv to Build Social Skills

“Play is the answer to the question, ‘how does anything new ever come about’?” ~Jean Piaget Maja Watkins, author of The Brain’s Playground:...

How to Get Your Child to Talk about Their Feelings Instead of Actin...

“Calm down!”, “Wake up!”, “Stop goofing around!”, “Listen to me!” What do these commands all have in common?   ...

Teaching about Race and Social Justice is Part of Social-Emotional ...

Communication. Social Justice.  Kindness. Perspective-taking.  Conflict resolution.    These skills are fundamental to social-emotional learning...

My Personal Journey to Get My Son’s Needs Met

It’s not easy to retell and relive situations that were difficult so I don’t tell this story very often.  It’s about the day I broke down, trying to...

3 Keys to Stay Calm and Connected During Sheltering in Place & Free...

Parenting in this pandemic has been intense in so many ways!  It’s been hard for so many families but having a child with additional needs adds another layer of...

3 Tips to Support Sensory Processing at Home

Many kids have challenges with sensory processing, If your child seems to struggle with staying calm, well-regulated and balanced with their mood or behavior, sensory...

How To Practice Self-Compassion Over the Holidays

by Elizabeth Sautter  Isn’t it sort of ironic that Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time to focus on what we are thankful for, and then, not even 24...

Embracing Teachable Moments from a Fight, Flight, or Freeze Situation

My family had to evacuate our house two weeks ago due to the risk posed by nearby wildfires.  I’m thankful that this amounted to nothing more than an...

Parenting with a Growth Mindset: Helping Kids Believe in the Value ...

Sometimes, one of my sons will tell me he’s not good at something, like understanding algebra or catching pop flies. “You may not be ‘good’ yet...

iPhone Overboard: Using Co-regulation in a Sink-or-Swim Moment

Sometimes we surprise ourselves, especially in relation to our kids! Earlier this summer, my family took a ten-day vacation to Belgium and Germany. On the second day, while...

Mindful March

What are your self-help tools when you feel sad?  How about afraid? I find myself drawn to increase my mindfulness practice. This is the one thing that keeps me...

Not Just For Kids: Parents Need Tools Too!

I usually write to parents about tools and strategies to help their kids, but sometimes it’s the parents who need support, myself included. It’s been a hectic...

Self-Talk and Mindfulness Save The Day!!

Last week, I had one of the worst days I have had in a very long time. It started out as a typical and peaceful morning of walking and mindful meditation with my dog Jack...
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