5 Strategies to Empower your Child to Make a Decision

Is your child struggling with making decisions for fear of being wrong? Or choosing what someone else might choose? Does your child seek affirmation from her teacher when problem solving? Children who are challenged with making decisions struggle with self-doubt and low confidence. As parents, we need to empower our children with effective decision making strategies. It’s up to us, to model the process while helping them understand the mechanics of decision-making. Building a decision-making foundation early in childhood contributes to raised confidence levels and an increased development of self-advocacy skills. As adults, we tend to make our own decisions …

HOLIDAY CHEER VS HOLIDAY FEAR

Holiday time brings good cheer to our hearts while seasonal music chimes in our ears, and our eyes dart around following sparkling lights all the while we are inhaling aromatic blends cinnamon & pine cones. Depending on your take, you can enjoy getting wrapped up in jingle bells, or feel trapped in a bell tower suffocating from spicy air. If you are parent of a child who is challenged with social anxiety and/or sensory processing disorder, this time of year will be more difficult than most. The sensory sensitive child or young adult, processes glittering lights and overly scented holidays …

Raise an Independent Child with 7 Simple Living Skills

A child begins to live independently from us the instant the cord is cut and they take their first breath. From that moment on, parents are responsible for guiding him/her, to live life to their highest potential. They are liable for teaching them how to navigate daily living for a sustainable and independent adult lifestyle. In addition to raising an independent child, you will benefit from extra help. As busy parents, don’t make the mistake of doing all of the daily household chores on your own just because you can get it done quicker. Avoid the common parenting pitfalls of …

Giving Buddha the Finger

My name is Adriene, I am a cuticle abuser and first time blogger. Odd topic to kick off with, yet one that I must share.  For years, I have hidden my gnawed fingers under the table, balled in my lap, or jammed in my pockets. I knew it was habit triggered by stress. I rationalized that manicures would rid me of ragged cuticles and my feminine fingers would flourish. Ha, before my nails dried I was already picking my skin for a rough edge. Frustrated with myself, I researched my skin picking habit and stumbled across the Trichotillomania Learning Center’s website …