New School Year

Simple Yoga to Reduce Anxiety in Kids

Are your looking to reduce anxiety in your child?  Yoga is by far one of the most accessible, effective and low-cost anxiety reducing techniques available. Did you know that 1 in 8 children are diagnosed...

Tips for Transitioning Back to School

Very soon the first of many school bells will ring for students around the country marking the official end of summer and the beginning of another academic year. Parents will either cheer or be...

Tips to Decrease Back-to-School Stress

It’s that time of year again where you are stressing about whether or not you and your child are ready to go back to school, or maybe they are starting kindergarten! How exciting. You...
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Make Social Learning Stick: New Friends, New School Year

A new school year usually means new teachers, new classmates, and new friendships. For most children, making and keeping friends is essential to building confidence and having a sense of well-being at school. Although the...

Three Ways to Decrease School Anxiety

The sun is setting a little bit earlier.  The stores are filling their aisles with binders, pens and paper.  The furthest thing from your child’s mind is starting another school year.  And if it...
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Imagining All of Those “What Ifs”

The transition to back to school is always a little tricky, even for children who don’t deal with anxiety daily. Let’s face it, that nervous sensation is normal:  the butterflies in the stomach, the...
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Enhance Your Sensory Diet with Simple Rocks

With summer behind us and Indian Summer at its height, my children and I have been enjoying quieter time at the beach, in our yard and on walks. Everywhere we go, there seems to be...

New School Year: Ready or Not, Here We Come!

Summer has been full of fun, relaxation, and swimming. But now all this is about to change as summer is coming to an end. Back-to-school ads started back in July, a sign that the...

Get Visual and Creative to Support Transitions

We have three children, each unique with their back to school ritual. The daughter was ready to purchase back to school supplies in mid-July and had her closets and desk organized in anticipation of the...

Keep Exercise Alive During the School Year

Children faced many transitions at the beginning of the school year.  By this time of year, they have settled into a routine and most of the kinks of adjusting to back to school...