You can’t reason with fear. Fear doesn’t care that it appears mean when it throw objects at people. Fear doesn’t know that calling names is disrespectful. Fear doesn’t understand when you tell it that it’s not okay to destroy other people’s belongings. Fear is FEAR! Fear is a primitive, primal reaction in the brain that is present in order to keep us safe and alive. … Continue reading You Can’t Reason With Fear
“I can’t believe he likes that!” This was what the mom of a new client said to me. The eight-year-old boy and I were playing with the fabric tunnel that I have. He was crawling through it and challenging himself by choosing different objects to push through it. It’s an activity that I do often with kids and I didn’t think twice about it. However, … Continue reading I Can’t Believe He Likes That!
One of the difficult things about this job is that people don’t know about the work that I do. When you’re in need of someone to fix your pipes, you look up a plumber. When you need a therapist, you look for a therapist. But if you need help for your struggling child, you might not find me. Not that I’m not here, because I … Continue reading I’m Here!
It’s story time! Once upon a time, there was a teacher named Amy. Amy was a good teacher. She loved working with her second grade classes and she loved helping each of the children grow and succeed in her class. One day, she heard about a program called Brain Gym®. Teachers across her school and district were talking about it. They said it was a … Continue reading Story Time
Have you heard of the “Cats vs. Pickles” line of children’s toys? They are one of those trends that has popped up in certain circles of “kid life”. Basically, they are little stuffed animals that are either a “cat” or a “pickle”. The intention of the manufacturer is to get kids to “collect all” and you can buy them blind- in a sealed package where … Continue reading Cats vs. Pickles