Category Archive: Parent-Child Activities

Sep
06

The Importance of Routines in Children’s Lives

Ready, Set, Routine!! The Importance of Routines in Children’s Lives By Maci Elkins, MSW, Program Manager Lower Shore Early Intervention Program  How many times have you heard that kids need routine?  Your pediatrician, your mother-in-law, your child’s teacher, your best friend, your child care provider–  all these people may have mentioned to you or your …

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Sep
06

TIME-OUT BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT FOR PRESCHOOLERS

  TIME-OUT BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT FOR PRESCHOOLERS Sep 28, 2010 | By Shannon Snyder Photo Credit smiley little girl image by Pix by Marti from Fotolia.com Time-outs are an appropriate discipline technique for preschool children- children ages three to five years old–according to Kids Health. When using time-outs as an approach to managing your child’s behavior, you …

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Sep
05

Potty Training: Five Sensory Secrets for Success!

  Potty Training: Five Sensory Secrets for Success! July 9, 2012 By Gwen Wild, OTR/L 92 EmailShare Potty training…is it a sensory issue? My answer is definitely “Yes!” Children who struggle with sensory processing often find potty training to be a daunting task that often leads to a battle of the wills that nobody actually wins. Using the potty is actually a …

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Sep
05

How to Relieve School Anxiety

How to Relieve School Anxiety By Terri Mauro, About.com Guide For some kids, school can be a tense and fearsome place. Children with special needs in particular may have problems understanding what is expected of them; may face painful social exclusion; and may find the work confusing and stressful. . . http://specialchildren.about.com/od/specialeducation/ht/anxiety.htm

May
17

Father, Son & Daughter Retreat!

A Weekend of Life Change, Aliveness, Connection and Soul We are excited to announce our ambitious Father Son Daughter Retreat, which happens on the front end of Father’s Day Weekend starting with Campout Friday night June 15, an all-day growth/bonding/play day Saturday with Feast Night June 16th.  Fathers with boys and girls over 7 are warmly …

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Jan
31

Chew on This: Responding to Toddlers Who Bite

Biting is a very common behavior among toddlers, which means there are a lot of concerned parents out there.  You are not alone.  The good news is that there is a lot that parents and caregivers can do to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate biting. To set the stage for effectively addressing this challenge, avoid calling …

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Jan
18

Babies Learn To Talk By Reading Lips, New Research Suggests

Babies don’t learn to talk just from hearing sounds. New research suggests they’re lip-readers too. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/16/babies-learning-to-talk_n_1209219.html

Jan
11

5 Ways to Make Reading Fun!

Try one of these tips over this long holiday break! 5 Ways to Make Reading Fun www.parenting.com Help your child develop a love of reading with these easy tips