As a therapist working with infants and toddlers I am always on the lookout for great toddler sensory toys. One of the main ways children learn about the world is by exploring it through their senses. Giving them a wide...Continue Reading
How we told our son that he has ADHD
Many parents struggle with whether or not to tell their child that they have ADD or ADHD, and then how to do it. We decided that we wanted our son to know and understand what ADHD is and not to...Continue Reading
504 Accommodations For ADHD
When parents ask for, or are granted a 504 for their child with ADHD, they often do not know what accommodations to ask for. I have made a list of things that are commonly put into a 504 and things...Continue Reading
Top Toy Pick Toddlers!
I recently got this cute little toy cash register for use for work. (I do early intervention therapy for infants and toddlers) Let me tell you why this cute little toy is so awesome! Color sorting and matching This has...Continue Reading
Please Stop Using Behavior Charts
Oh behavior charts! How I despise thee! Humiliation Bad feelings Embarrassment Nothing good comes from you! Can we please stop??!? Humiliating Behavior charts are humiliating! Why do some people feel that it is okay to openly embarrass young children that...Continue Reading
Building Self Esteem in your Children
The past few generations of parents have been very aware of the role self esteem plays in the emotional development of our children. Many methods have been tried. Overly praising, giving everyone a trophy or award for everything, taking away...Continue Reading
Does Your Child Have ADHD or is it Something Else?
Is it ADHD? Suspecting your child may have ADD/ADHD is scary. Having someone else tell you they suspect it can be horrifying. If you don’t have personal experience with it or experience as a parent, the first time will probably...Continue Reading
My Mission, Why I blog
My mission, the reason I blog…My main goal with my blog is to reach out to parents and bring them hope. Raising kids is so hard! It can feel so isolating. It boggles my mind how isolating it is, when...Continue Reading
What’s Getting in the Way of Your Child’s Sleep?
So many kids have a hard time falling and staying asleep. There are many things that can be getting the in way of a good night’s rest. Hopefully I can give you some tips on helping your child get to...Continue Reading
Sensory Room Must Haves
So many kids have sensory issues. They process sensory input in different ways than most people. Most of us have sensory preferences, we like spicy food, or to sleep with our feet outside of the blankets. For most of us...Continue Reading