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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Say ‘I Love You’ for Valentine’s Day

Everywhere you look there are cute and creative lists about how to say I love you to your child. Like bake them a treat, write a note on their napkin for lunch, send them a card, spell it out in Scrabble letters, etc. These are, of course, adorable and lots of fun. But sometimes kids just

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Resolutions for Healthy Kids and Teens in 2014

January 1st signals an opportunity for a new beginning.  What are your resolutions?  Perhaps you want to read X books, lose X pounds, and make X dollars. Initially our competitive nature kicks in and it can be exciting to set goals and work to achieve them.  By January 31st though, most of us have moved on and

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Gifts That Don’t Cost A Thing

Strapped for cash this holiday season? No problem. Monetary presents are nice, but we all know the best things in life are free! Show your friends and family how much you care with some simple acts of kindness and expressions of love. The $0 spending limit makes it easy for kids to get involved as

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Beat Holiday Stress

Ready or not…here they come!  The holidays are right around the corner and we all know the stress that they can bring for adults and kids alike. Your kids will be home from school for two weeks and you need time to cook, clean, and shop till you drop! First comes Thanksgiving…then Hanukah…then Christmas…and before you know it’s

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