Infographic: Teaching Children How To Make Friends
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Infographic: Teaching Children How To Make Friends

Knowing how to make friends is a crucial aspect of child development.  Children learn how to communicate, work with others, and problem solve through their interactions with friends. Unfortunately, making friends does not come easily to every child.  Children who don’t know how to make friends often suffer from low self-esteem, loneliness, depression, and anxiety. I created this…

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Quick and Easy ‘I Spy’ Jar

I love fun activities that help children learn and play at the same time. Imagine my excitement when I discovered  ‘I Spy’ jars. These jars are great to use in calm down corners, on long car rides, and for individual play. Not only are ‘I Spy’ jars great fun, they also help to strengthen children’s…

Activities That Boost Children’s Self-Esteem
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Activities That Boost Children’s Self-Esteem

Once upon a time I prayed and asked God for a baby. My prayers were answered and I was blessed with the most amazing child. I remember holding my son for the very first time and staring in awe that something so perfect happened to me. He looked so fragile and my instinct was to…

How To Make A Snowflake In 3 Easy Steps
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How To Make A Snowflake In 3 Easy Steps

Living in New York definitely comes with a lot of perks.  However, when it comes to winter…any place warmer looks more appealing.  The kiddies and I have been stuck inside the last few weeks.  To keep my sanity and to minimize the countless complaints of “Mom, I’m bored,” we’ve done quite a bit of crafting. …

Teaching Children About Tolerance And Diversity
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Teaching Children About Tolerance And Diversity

We live in a time in which the world is becoming increasingly more diverse.  However, the Charleston church massacre that left nine people dead is a stark reminder that diversity isn’t celebrated by everyone.  The reality is that even though the world is more diverse, racism and intolerance still exists. If you believe children are…

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How to make color rice in 5 easy steps!

As a counselor, I find that I can connect with kids better in sessions when they are engaged in non-distracting sensory play.  I don’t know why, but the minute some kids have something in their hands, they open right up.  Many people these days are using color rice as a sensory item.  Children can now…

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Helping Children Manage Holiday Stress

The holidays are a fun time of year for most people. However, that is not to say that it is stress free. Between the endless mall runs and constant invites to holiday parties, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Most adults can recognize when they have too much on their plate.  However, children aren’t always able…

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Fun Holiday Activities for Children

In case you have been under a rock and haven’t heard, the holidays are coming! Usually December comes and goes and before you know it, it’s New Years. Families get so busy preparing for events and celebrations that they barely have time to find true holiday cheer. In this article I will discuss some ways…