Kid Friendly Ways to Beat the Summertime Blues

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

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Ending Your Family’s Sleepless Nights!

Does your kiddo crawl into bed with you in the middle of the night, EVERY NIGHT? Does she have nightmares or night terrors? Is your child’s bed wetting, sleep walking or even snoring disrupting your family? Sleepless nights make it hard for kids and parents to function the next day. Check out this information from

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Support for Grieving Children

Even though death is a natural part of life, talking about it with kids can be unnerving for parents. We would like to keep our children immune from such troubling events, but in reality kids do experience grief and loss. Therefore it is essential that we help them to process through it. What you need

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Happy 4th of July!

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/

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Chill Out Box: A Mindfulness Tool for Anxious Kids

If you’ve got a kiddo who’s prone to anxiety or gets easily overwhelmed, try out this easy at-home strategy for calming. It’s a preplanned kit with coping skills galore. To make your very own Chill Out Box start by gathering your child’s favorite comfort items. Make sure your child gets to help choose things for

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