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When I Get Angry. A Social Story

Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences.  You can modify this one, about getting angry, to fit the needs of your child.  Have fun with it!  Draw illustrations together for the story or role play what to do when you are angry.  These stories work well with most children and we recommend readingRead more

Best Feelings Games For Children

If you’re reading this, you probably care quite a bit about your child’s ability to process feelings, demonstrate self-regulation and be a kind, empathetic person.  This is so important, right?  Probably more so than academic skills like reading and math ( in my humble opinion).  Social emotional skills will be the backbone of your child’sRead more

Sensory Dysfunction Is No Fun!

It is nap time in my classroom and I am rocking a sweet three year old as he snores.  Getting him to sleep today was hard.  Even when he is exhausted, his body does not let him rest.  Typically, it takes him 20-30 minutes just to wind down enough to be still in my lap.Read more

Products For Little Worriers

Do you have a little person in your life who worries?  We found some amazing products that may help!  Check out these neat items, all found on Amazon.  Easy breezy to get and great things to try with your little worrier.   The Irish Fairy Door Company Interactive Worry Plaque  $29.95  This cool wall mountedRead more

Eva From Princess Awesome Tells Us Why Girls Should Wear Clothes That Interest Them.

  “Why can’t I buy my daughter a twirly dress that has a dinosaur on it?”   Rebecca was shopping for her two-year-old, who only liked to wear dresses. She had just picked out pajamas – some from the girls’ section with flowers and rainbows, and some from the boys’ section with rockets and dinosaurs.Read more

Stay In Your Carseat! A Social Story

  Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences.  You can modify this one, about being staying in a carseat, to fit the needs of your child.  Have fun with it!  Draw illustrations together for the story or role play good car seat behavior.  These stories work well with most children and we recommendRead more

For Tricky Transitions, Try A Timer App

Do you have trouble getting out the door in the morning?  Are bedtimes hard?  Does your child have a hard time transitioning from activity to activity?  A timer can help!  Of course, you can always use an old fashioned kitchen timer, but timer apps for your phone might be the easier choice.  You usually haveRead more

Does Your Child Have Trouble Letting Things Go?

Can your child bounce back after something disappointing or upsetting happens?  Is he able to solve problems rationally?  Does he know the difference between a “big deal” and a “little deal”?  Lots of kids struggle with letting things go after a set-back.  Everything seems like a big deal, which can be overwhelming. Kids are stillRead more

Why Watching the Sad Part of the Movie is OK

Disney movies are a hallmark of childhood.  I loved them and my boys did too.  But I always wondered why Disney chooses to kill off parents in seemingly every single movie. Bambi (mother shot), The Fox and the Hound (mother shot), Jungle Book (mother killed by tiger), Tarzan (mother killed by leopard), The Hunchback ofRead more

This Book Could Spell Success For Your Fearful Preschooler

Children in between the ages of 4-8 are learning and growing everyday.  Not only are they beginning to develop academic skill such as reading and math, but they are also figuring out life.  Books are powerful teaching tools.   While many deal with concepts such as letters, numbers and colors, few cover topics such asRead more