Peek A Boo! Play To Help With Separation Anxiety

  When infants are given clear and consistent messages about your departure and return, they will learn to trust in you and see the world around them as predictable.   Your baby can find a hidden toy under a blanket.  Congratulations, that means your baby has developed object permanence!   Infants begin to develop aRead more

A Social Story: Having a Babysitter

Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences.  You can modify this one, about a having a babysitter, to fit the needs of your child.  Have fun with it!  Draw illustrations together or google images of children playing with a babysitter if you want to add a visual.  These stories work well with mostRead more

Make A Plan for Separation Success!

Regardless of where you’re going, anytime you leave your young child, there is a chance of tears.  Separation anxiety is normal and expected from ages 6 months to 4 years (and sometimes beyond).  In babies, it is a result of the development of “object permanence” which means that the baby understands that something exists, evenRead more

Your Child Can Do Hard Things.

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Perseverance.  We all want to see our children conquer an obstacle, clear a hurdle, and stick to it, even if it’s hard.Read more