May 22, 2020

Every single one of us has a cup that needs to be filled. We need love, attention, and connection. As we move through our day our cup loses a little bit of its contents due to various events during the day. In order for us to feel balanced we need to be mindful about refilling it. 

Children are no different. They have cups as well.  When children's cu...

May 18, 2020

We all love to have a space to go that makes us feel good. A place that provides comfort and allows us to regroup, calm down, or just enjoy some quiet time.  Shouldn't our children have the same?

The calming corner is a great resource for parents. It is a great way to help your children learn how to recognize feeling overwhelmed as well as strategies to ca...

May 13, 2020

If there is one parenting tip that I would love all parents to hear, this may be it. Why this one when there are so many valuable parenting nuggets?

This one is the hardest to accomplish and can be the most important.

Let me set the stage. It is 3 pm and your child is having a meltdown. Maybe it is a full on throwing their body on the floor screaming meltdo...

May 6, 2020

Sleep. It can be a challenge for our kids and especially for us as parents. Depending on the temperament of your child, your child may go to sleep quickly and easily, or take a while to calm down. 

Lucky for me I seem to have gotten one child for each. I have one child who needed to run and play before bed. She would then do stories and go to bed and usual...

February 26, 2018

Power struggles. Just mentioning the words can cause parents to tense up and get ready for battle. What if I told you that this didn’t have to be a daily occurrence? While we can’t avoid them completely,  there is a way to drastically decrease these types of interactions with our children.

My suggestion on how to avoid these may sound overly simplistic....

January 17, 2018

My daughter came home from school the other day and relayed a story where another child in her class told her that  her mom says that if she says no she is saying no to God.  The therapist in me cringed.  I cringed because I have worked with kids that felt like they couldn't say no, and I have seen the situations these children have found themselves in. I...

January 16, 2018

Technology is everywhere! I use it daily and thanks to technology you are reading this. It is however, changing things for our children and it may not be for the better. 

Studies have been done in recent years about the impact of technology on the brain and the ways in which technology can alter our brains. Now imagine we are a young child with a developin...

January 8, 2018

It is so easy as a parent to get caught up in parenting. We focus on our children and the myriad of things that come along with that. We are focused on our children throughout the day, school, behaviors, discpline, emotional development, physical development, naps, meals, bedtime, and everything in between. We are pulled in many directions. We need to fos...

December 19, 2017

We hear the word mindfulness a lot these days. While some may feel it is a trend, I have not only seen the benefits of it first hand, but I think that it has become so popular because we are in need of it. The world moves fast, information is constantly flowing, and we rarely seem to get peaceful moments where we can be still. Sometimes we even struggle w...

December 13, 2017


Sometimes as parents we get so caught up in correcting behavior and offering feedback that we don't give our children positive feedback. Our children may begin to feel like all they are hearing is corrections. 
An easy way to shift this is to create an appreciation journal. This allows our children to hear positive feedback and also can help parents shif...

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