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Finding What Motivates Your Child

View image | gettyimages.com It has been so interesting to witness the power of finding the right motivation for my son. I have even seen it in my friend’s children. You can try and finagle and offer lots of different things that you think are important to them to no avail. Then, in an instant, […]

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How to Avoid Power Struggles with Kids and Schedules

View image | gettyimages.com It is interesting to consider things from the eyes of a child. While adults enjoy the freedom to choose activities, schedules, and preferences, children are often expected to comply with requests whether they feel any power over the situation or not. I can imagine that we would not like living our […]

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Getting Your Kids to Talk to You

View image | gettyimages.com Our son started VPK in August, and it is our daily ritual to talk about his day at school. Last week, the three of us were driving to dinner and my husband wanted our son to tell him what happened at school. The conversation went something like this: Hubby: What did […]

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September Activities for Fun and Family Time: 5 Ideas

There are so many ways to make memories with our kids during the course of each month. From special theme days, to little known holidays, to create-your-own reason to celebrate, there are always ways to incorporate meaningful play and fun into our family schedules. Here are some ideas to help you find opportunities to beat […]

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August Fun with Your Kids – Six Ideas!

The summer is winding down, and kids are preparing to go back to school. (In my case, starting VPK for the first time!!) However, there are still a few precious weeks left to spend making memories and having fun playing together. Here are six ideas to start your creative juices flowing! (more…)

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20 Easiest Keep Kids Occupied Tips

As the summer continues, and Florida heat is forcing me to stay inside as much as possible, I am on the hunt for activities to keep my four year old occupied while we are anywhere indoors. A few years ago, I started collecting amazing parenting ideas that I wanted to “save for a later date” […]

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Being There for Your Kids

I find that the longer I am a mom, the more I frame everything that I read, hear, and see in terms of parenting. Further, as a play therapist, I look for the connection to my training and support for what I practice. Recently, I was able to do both after reading a story that […]

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Technology and Kids: Helpful or Harmful?

In the last decade, our society has become even more reliant on electronics and technology than ever before in history. We have phones, ipads, laptops, computers, video games, and televisions that have been integrated into every day life. As a result, kids are becoming more savvy and competent on devices, and they are using them […]

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