Do you have a child who is constantly worrying? How about a child who is always telling those around them what they should be doing? Both of these behaviors - typically very much unappreciated by peers - are signs of anxiety. Here are two questions that I have taught my kids to ask themselves when they start to feel worried - questions that lower anxiety and end bossy … [Read more...] about Two Questions that Lower Anxiety and End Bossy Behavior
Learn why tummy time matters, and how to encourage tummy time when your baby hates spending time on their stomach. You might also like this post featuring 10 ways to help kids adjust to a new baby. My youngest daughter Anna HATED tummy time. This is the face she gave me when we worked on it. Half the time I would give in and pick her up. How can you not, with this … [Read more...] about Tummy Time Baby Play Tips
These 10 steps to mindful parenting are also the keys to joyful parenting. "Mama, look at this beautiful ladybug!" We spend the next 5 minutes admiring this ladybug, and then searching for another once the first flies away. My daughter is enthralled, and entirely absorbed in this activity. Soon it will be time to go home and cook dinner, but I decide to take this … [Read more...] about 10 Steps to Mindful Parenting: Love Your Life
Learn how to make a weighted blanket with this weighted blanket sewing tutorial. Step by step instructions for the perfect sensory blanket. This weighted blanket sewing tutorial has been updated several times to reflect feedback on how best to make a weighted blanket from my readers. I would love to see your photos if you make a blanket using this tutorial - email … [Read more...] about How to Make a Weighted Blanket Sewing Tutorial (Sensory Friendly)
Do you have kids who love to play in the snow, but they don't feel well or you just can't keep dressing them up to go out for two minutes? Try bringing in snow to play with indoors! Winter sensory play brilliance! We don't see much snow since we moved to sunny California, but back when we lived in Massachusetts it was a fixture of our lives for months on end. The kids … [Read more...] about Winter Fun for Kids: Bring in the Snow for Winter Sensory Play!