Teaching Our Kids About Gratitude

Teaching Our Kids About Gratitude

Teaching Our Kids About Gratitude

Gratefulness is an emotion – it is not something we can force our children to experience. While we can’t make a child appreciate something, we can encourage them to say “thank you” and provide teachable moments about being appreciative and…

Helping Children with ADHD Thrive During Remote Learning

Helping Children with ADHD Thrive During Remote Learning

Parenting from home during the COVID-19 school year is extremely challenging—especially if you have a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)! Children with ADHD struggle to keep their attention focused and their behavior within appropriate limits, and this is…

8 Tips for Learning at Home During COVID-19

8 Tips for Learning at Home During COVID-19

In this time of uncertainty, families and teachers are struggling to help children learn at home. Many kids and adults are struggling with self-regulation, finding it difficult to stay motivated and focused on schoolwork without the structure of the classroom….

Psychological First Aid: Helping Children Better Manage Stress

Psychological First Aid: Helping Children Better Manage Stress
No school, no church, no playdates with friends, no summer vacation trips…life has been and continues to be extremely stressful for everyone—including children. Adults can often identify what is stressful in their life and talk about it. Children, on the...

Advice For Families Anxious About Reopening: Maranda Interview with Dr. Greg Mallis

Advice For Families Anxious About Reopening: Maranda Interview with Dr. Greg Mallis

Dr. Mallis suggests families go at their own speed with going back out in public. Whether it be going to your favorite restaurant and sitting outside, going to the John Ball Zoo or Craig’s Cruisers, or even just going to the beach. It’s important that you take the steps that are most comfortable to you and your family when trying to regain some normalcy in your lives.

Family Dinners for the Rest of Us: Making Mealtimes Meaningful

Family Dinners for the Rest of Us: Making Mealtimes Meaningful
Connecting as a family is more important than ever now during this time of uncertainty. But even with families spending more time at home together, bringing everyone to the table to enjoy a peaceful meal can still be quite a...

Talking to Kids About Discrimination

Talking to Kids About Discrimination
Discussing discrimination can be hard enough for adults. Talking to kids about discrimination can be especially daunting. People can be discriminated against for any number of reasons, including age, gender, weight, religion, income level, disability, sexual orientation and race or...

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sheltering at Home

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sheltering at Home

When schools closed their doors due to coronavirus, this created stress for parents everywhere. However, for parents who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the shelter-at-home quarantine can feel especially overwhelming. Children with ASD thrive on structure and…