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Playing with your Children

Playing with children has always come so naturally to me that I never realized that it’s not something that feels natural to MOST parents! It’s only once I had my nephews and observed closely to their interactions with their parents that I truly realized that this is a challenge to most adults! Play is SUCH

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Becoming the Observer

What does it mean to become the observer and how does this serve me as a parent (and as a human on this planet!)  This concept has been coming up several times in the past few weeks during my parenting sessions.  Becoming the observer means several things. For one, it puts you in the position

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Promote Integration in Your Family

  The past two weeks I’ve been working on a Holiday Gift Project with my vocational skills students. I can’t begin to tell you how excited they were when they had their first sale! It made me think about the importance of productivity in our society. Somewhere along the way, we bought into the idea

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Outside the Box Thinkers!

Are we teaching our children to think inside or outside the box? Is there a box?! ; ) An important social skill for our children is flexibility. Many children can be strong-willed and with that can come rigidity. They have time “flexing their brains” to shift from one activity to the next or one thought

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Co-regulate to Self-regulate.

The Role you Play in Your Child’s Regulation. Regulation is a tricky thing. We take for granted all the pieces that  have to come together in order to see our children calm, happy and in the moment. There are so many pieces that come together in this one moment! Just to name a few: personality,

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It’s OK To Feel Angry

What is an emotion? An emotion is a guidance scale to let us know how far apart we are from our true selves. At its core our true nature is happiness, love, open hearted-ness (think of a young infant) When we experience an emotion, any emotion, this is an indicator whether we are closer or

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