Holiday Party Success

If you have children with sensory sensitivities, attending holiday parties can be a nightmare. Amidst the flashing lights of Christmas trees, burning flames on a Chanukiah, crowded rooms and festive singing, you may find that your child is completely overstimulated – and you are completely stressed out. On top...

This is boring.

Boredom is something that most of us feel on a daily basis. Nobody enjoys being bored, and very few people embrace it. With the rise of smart phones, we adults rarely allow ourselves to be bored. There is always something to check, something to learn, a status update to...

Take a Break

Do you ever wonder if there is something that you could do to prevent your child from melting down? Each situation is different, so there is no definitive answer to that question. We have learned, over a decade of experience, that catching a tantrum before it gets out of...

Raising Thankful Kids

Everyone appreciates a ‘Thank You’. When people are truly grateful for things, there is an air about them that others do not possess. People who practice expressions of gratitude are much more pleasant to be around than people who take life for granted. People who are thankful for the things life...

Toddler Development

Suddenly your little baby is beginning to walk. Suddenly your little baby can talk. Suddenly… your little baby‘s favorite word is, “NO!” She says it 500 times a day, accompanied by loud screams and temper tantrums. She cries because you dressed her in jeans when she wants to wear a...

When Kids Lie

Let’s be honest – everybody lies. When raising children, most parents are keenly aware of when their child is lying and we try our best to instill truthfulness into our family values. The funny thing about lying, is that parents are often unknowingly encouraging their children to be dishonest....