Category: Parenting

When Failure is a Gift: The Key to Building Resilient Children
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When Failure is a Gift: The Key to Building Resilient Children

No one like to see their children fail. It’s our nature to protect kiddos from unpleasantness, so we’re quick to soften blows and bust out the emotional bubble wrap in order to protect their self-esteem. But what if we have it all wrong? According to a recent article by Mandie Shean, protecting children from failure...

Left, Right or Both? Brain Development Explained
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Left, Right or Both? Brain Development Explained

As occupational therapists and parents, brain development in early childhood fascinates us. Watching children interact with others, their environment, processes and playtime teaches us more than any textbook ever could. Will they grow to be a logical, results-driven adult (left-brained) or will they become a creative, intuitive thinker; one who is more interested in the...

Coping Skills for Stressed Out Gen Z and Gen Alpha Kids
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Coping Skills for Stressed Out Gen Z and Gen Alpha Kids

A recent article in Psychology Today states that Gen Z need coping skills for cultural and historical stressors. Before we go on, how many of you have ever Googled what generation you or your kids fall in? Full admission, we had to before writing this post. There are so many, it’s hard to keep them...

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The Greatest Gift for Kids is Your Presence

An unexpected gift idea for your kids and yourself this holiday season is to find time to do nothing, expectation and judgment free. Security, trust and deep connection is formed when you spend time being unafraid of being your authentic selves. Mindful parenting sometimes requires tuning out the world and allowing your child to be...

Come On Already! Take the Stress Out of Transitions – Big and Small
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Come On Already! Take the Stress Out of Transitions – Big and Small

Parenting, big picture is a difficult job. Yes, it is the most rewarding job you’ll ever have but let’s be honest – there are a lot of moving pieces! Whether you have preschoolers or high-schoolers, times of transition offer big challenges; a new school year, making new friends, the loss of a family member, moving...