“Every child has inside him an aching void for excitement and if we don’t fill it with something which is exciting and interesting and good for him, he will fill it with something which is exciting and interesting which isn’t good for him” -Theodore Roosevelt It’s true. Kids left to their own devices often find
My mother was a schoolteacher. She was the type of person that had a calm sense of authority about her. She told me that when a new school year would start she was extremely strict with her students. Usually the first four or five weeks were dedicated to showing the class that she meant business.
It is hard to believe that we are looking straight down the barrel of another summer. Our kids are slowly losing control of themselves as the energy of the approaching summer overtakes them. I have an increased respect for school teachers as the end of the year approaches. How they manage to keep our kids
As summer is winding down, sometimes parents run out of ideas to keep the kids entertained. Below is a list of some ideas that are low cost that can be fun for the whole family. Depending upon the developmental level of your children they may need to be modified to fit your needs. Sometimes local
The 4th of July brings good times and some stressful times to families. Fireworks and the noise and crowds that go along with them can be challenging for some children. I have included some links with useful information on how to enjoy the holiday along with your children. -Written by Marcie Smith, LCPC http://www.brainbalancecenters.com/blog/2012/06/special-needs-tips-for-avoiding-fourth-of-july-sensory-overload/ http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Special_Needs_July_4/