Category: Emotional Regulation

Reading + Outdoor Adventures = Fun Opportunities to Redirect Behavior
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Reading + Outdoor Adventures = Fun Opportunities to Redirect Behavior

Reading is not just about keeping kids occupied – it’s also a way to spark creative activities that support emotional development and total development as a result. And when you combine books with springtime themes with outdoor activities that engage the senses, it can produce a variety of therapeutic experiences for your child. Children with...

Are Your Kids Experiencing Shutdowns, Silliness, Extra Movement or Anger? Read these 3 Ways to Avoid Overstimulation in Kids
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Are Your Kids Experiencing Shutdowns, Silliness, Extra Movement or Anger? Read these 3 Ways to Avoid Overstimulation in Kids

Overstimulation occurs when an abundance of stimuli is beyond the child’s processing “threshold” and causes confusion and/or anxiety. It’s the feeling some of us may experience when facing 300 options in the cereal aisle, deciding what to binge on Netflix, scrolling through Pinterest… Don’t even get us started on choosing the “best” anti-wrinkle cream in the cosmetics section!...

Emotional Regulational Begins with Understanding – Theirs and Ours
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Emotional Regulational Begins with Understanding – Theirs and Ours

As parents, teachers and occupational therapists, we all spend a lot of energy and time finding solutions to the challenges children face. We toss and turn, toil and tumble trying our best to make things better. What we wouldn’t give to take away any chance for anxiety, bullying, social issues, and fears. When we see...