Calm Down Kit for Older Children; Developing Emotional Self-Regulation

Calm Down Kit for Older Children; Developing Emotional Self-Regulation

Anxiety Sarah (my website partner) and I work organically. As play therapists, we set goals and intentions but we will always follow the child’s lead when an issue comes up. The same is true of our blog. We set a plan of what we are going to write about for the month,...
Mar 09, 2017 22 Comments
Can Your Child Focus and Pay Attention?

Can Your Child Focus and Pay Attention?

Autism Spectrum Disorder Information, Resources and Activities We get a lot of questions about how to help children focus, pay attention and stop being distracted. We are not experts on A.D.D. or A.H.D.D., but we do see many of the same issues in the kids that we work with who have autism or learning disabilities, as well as...
Sep 05, 2016 14 Comments
Encouraging Children to Have Healthy Self-Esteem;  Activities for Kids that Build Confidence

Encouraging Children to Have Healthy Self-Esteem; Activities for Kids that Build Confidence

Anxiety We asked our readers what issues or activities they would like us to write and many responded that they are concerned with bullying and their child’s self-esteem. This post contains affiliate links. Please visit our disclosure page for more information. Bullies only...
May 11, 2016 22 Comments
Why I Play for a Living; Learning Through Play Fosters Growth

Why I Play for a Living; Learning Through Play Fosters Growth

Autism   Recently, we were invited to join the Play Matters Blog Hop created by Encourage Play. Learning through play is a wonderful way to foster any child’s growth and development. Children learn best when they are having fun! For us, it was a natural fit. I am...
Sep 18, 2015 20 Comments
The Power of Setting an Intention

The Power of Setting an Intention

Autism Have you found the power of setting an intention?  Setting clear goals and intentions can help children & turn your world around. The Power of Setting an Intention  How Setting Clear Goals and Intentions Can Help Children & Turn Your World Around This post...
Aug 05, 2015 41 Comments