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Great Holiday Gifts That Target Fine Motor Skills

  Fine Motor Skills.  So easy for some and so hard for others.  Does your child crawl under the table when his preschool teacher asks him to use scissors or a pencil?  Is his pincer grasp getting him down? Never fear!  Each of these toys and games were chosen because they have the wonderful abilityRead more

Preparing Your Child For An IV

Having a young child undergo a medical procedure is a stressful experience for children and parents alike.  One of the best ways to support your child is to prepare them for the experience ahead of time.  Preparing children for experiences lessens anxiety and increases coping skills An IV stands for intravenous—when fluids or medicines areRead more

Preparing Your Child For A Blood Draw

Having a young child undergo a medical procedure is a stressful experience for children and parents alike.  One of the best ways to support your child is to prepare them for the experience ahead of time.  Preparing children for experiences lessens anxiety and increases coping skills. Sometimes doctors need to check a person’s blood toRead more

Letting Your Child Fail

Children (and adults) love to be successful. However, they often have trouble understanding that the keys to success are dedication and determination, not fixed skill or ability. Failure is not often held in high regard – especially when it comes to parenting. Parents strive each day to seek a successful future for their child andRead more

Time to Be.

Do your children have time to “just be”?  In our world of hustle and bustle, this can be the best gift that you can give them.  Time to imagine, pretend, and play is good for all aspects of a child’s development and mental health.Read more