Impulse Control- Parent Guides

This is a follow-up post on my most popular post of all time has been on impulse control: Impulse Control: Home Activities and Games I have been working on making the content I write and create be more visual and easy to use for parents and professionals.  One of main ideas has been to take content and create appealing visuals that give an overview of the information in an easy to use way....
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Drowning in Toys after the Holidays?

The holidays are done for most of us, and now it is time to control the chaos in a house filled with new toys. As an adult, I can’t stand clutter.  Everything needs to be organized for me to be able to think clearly and function well in my home.  My children disagree and would prefer to leave all the new toys out everywhere.  Despite my children’s love of clutter, I know that they...
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3 Skills to Practice Before Christmas Arrives

We are just a few days away from Christmas, so I wanted to post a quick note to remind parents to practice some skills before the difficult holiday moments arrive.  Children of all ages and abilities struggles with some of the big moments of the holidays, but helping prepare children through discussion and practice can make these moments less stressful and more enjoyable for everyone. Here are 3...
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Tip for Calming Your Child during this Holiday Season

With the holidays coming quickly, most parents are feeling a mix of excitement and nervousness about the upcoming gatherings of family and friends, holiday concerts, and school parties.  Whether your child loves or hates the holidays, it brings out a lot of strong emotions for both parents and children.  Here are a few reminders about ways you can help your child learn to stay calm in the midst...
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Everyday, Simple Idea # 33: Explore with Old Maps

I am sharing some of the simple, daily things I do at home as a Mom that come from my occupational therapy background. Everyday, Simple Idea # 33: Explore with Old Maps While on a recent family car trip, I was searching the glove box for an ice-scraper and found a collection of old state maps.  With modern cell phones and GPS systems, my state map collection had fallen to the bottom of the glove...
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Everyday Simple Idea #32: Travel Games

We are coming up on a the gift giving season, which leads me to the next few posts in my series of the simple, daily things I do at home as a Mom that come from my occupational therapy background. Everyday, Simple Idea #32: Travel Games I am always checking the dollar bins, game aisles, and garage sales for simple, small travel games.  At holiday times, you can usually find a good selection at...
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