Did you know that there is such as thing as “Container Baby Syndrome”? Simply put, it’s when babies spend too much time in “containers” which can cause a variety of movement, behavior, and other difficulties as a result. And no- I’m not talking about Tupperware type containers- that would be kinda weird- lol. I’m talking… Continue reading ExerSaucers, Bumbo Seats and Johnny Jumpers- Oh My!
When we’re babies, do our caregivers need to ask us to move in certain ways? Do we say to our 4 or 5 month old: “Ok honey, it’s time to practice rolling over. Just move your legs like this, and your shoulders like this….” It seems kind of crazy, right? Of course we don’t need… Continue reading Hungry Hungry Hippos
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… 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… 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… Continue reading I’m Here!