Emotions

Teach the Concept of Gray with the Power of Maybe

For the past 20 years I have been surrounded by young children.  I have seen children in therapy as a speech-language pathologist and I have raised three of my own.  I LOVE kids! One thing...

Teach Emotional Intelligence & Build Social Competence

Experts in the field of leadership believe that truly effective leaders possess a high level of emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (EQ).  EQ focuses on self management and relationship management. Emotional intelligence is all about...
Inspiration for Kids

Inspire Kids – The Story of a Tiny Frog who Didn’t Listen

Once upon a time, there was an ambitious group of tiny frogs who arranged a climbing competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tree. A huge crowd of frogs...
Meltdown

Avoid Outbursts – Get Emotional Responses Under Control

When my son JJ was 16 years old, he was suspended from high school for his impulsive behavior. His peers knew what buttons to push and it continually got him into trouble. The Incredible...
Goal Setting

New Years, Goal Setting and our Learning Style

It's that time of year again! My goal for 2014 will be to lose 20 pounds!  That's a great goal on many levels, but what is my plan for achieving my desired end result? ...
rage

8 Strategies to Create a Safe Environment during Explosive Behaviors & Risky Meltdowns

Families impacted by the behavior of children with special needs commonly deal with potentially dangerous scenarios. For some, the behaviors can quickly become aggressive and very serious. Autism, in particular, can present “meltdowns” which...
Eggspressions emotions

Eggspressions: Learn to Eggspress Your Feelings!

Eggspressions is a set of six unique egg-heads that help children learn to identify and express their feelings. The eggs are constructed of solid wood and decorated with durable child safe paint. A storybook accompanies...

Shift Your Focus During a Tantrum: God Spoke to Me

It was a beautiful day as I cheerily loaded my kids in the car to take my youngest son, Jake, to Occupational Therapy.  He eagerly climbed his 7-year-old body into his car seat.  Jake...

Can Children Suffer From a Fear of Death?

I can distinctly remember being in my grade four classroom and sitting directly beside the window. Our school was very close to a fire and ambulance station, and every now and again the sirens...

Emotional Interpretation of Children with Special Needs

Parents of children with special needs and particularly parents of children on the autism spectrum, are often led to believe that their child has "no emotions or no empathy". Unfortunately, this is a stereotype based...