Summer Break

Social Cognition

Prevent Social Skills from Backsliding

Ah, those lazy days of summer! What kid doesn’t look forward to the end of the school year? While summer offers a much deserved break from the structure and pressures of the classroom, the summer...
Back to School Prep

Summer Preparation for Back to School

Sorry to break it to everyone, but before we know it, we will be back to school shopping . One of the things that is good to do over the summer is to prepare...
Learning with Photos

Host a Summertime Photo Rally

When I was in high school, one of the best club activities I ever participated in was a "Polaroid Rally". We were sent on an adventure throughout the city to collect photos of various...
Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know – Survive the “Summer Slump”

The National Summer Learning Association is an organization that highlights the need for continuing academic support for kids during their summer “time-off.” "To succeed in school and life, children need ongoing opportunities to learn. This is...
Summer Activities

Inside, Outside and On the Go – 30 Ways to have a FUN-Structured...

Many people count the days until summer vacation, but for families affected by various isms, summer can bring hours of unstructured downtime leading to an increase in behavioral challenges. School routines disappear, therapy hours...

Bug Spray: An Herbal Solution for the Child Who is Hyper-Allergic

Lots of children (and adults) are hyper-allergic to many products. Parents have to use caution when using any type of skin products on them. Some children even exhibit an allergic response to bug bites. The...

A Day at Monster Jam: Tips for Preparing “those” Summer Events

Summer is a time many families are looking for those fun, high interest activities to do with their kids. As a counselor, one of the biggest fears I often hear from parents is, “We...

Fun Games to Keep the Summer Time Busy

Remember the game “I Spy”? Well summer is the perfect time to play this game and many others that cost little to no money. Here are some ideas how to incorporate fun games in...
healthy popsicles

Make Healthy Popsicle Treats for the Summer

Do you want a healthy frozen treat option to the junk-filled prepackaged popsicles? If your kids have dietary restrictions, such as being gluten- or dairy-free, or you just want a healthy alternative to what...
special needs camp

Discover Summer Camp Success for Your Special Needs Child

Happy summer, everyone! Today's topic is addressing one of the summer's most difficult challenges: summer camps. Selecting a Camp Depending on what type of camp your child attends, whether it be a typical camp or a...