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Self Regulation

Guest Blog: Founder of Mindfulleigh, Leigh Biearman: Simple Strategies for Self Regulation

Five Easy and Effective Mindfulness and Breathing Exercises  for Self-Regulation 1. Mindful Listening with Bell  Ring a bell and ask your child to listen closely to the vibration of the ringing sound. Have them listen to the sound until they no longer hear the sound. You can try this exercise with eyes open and eyes closed…


Gross Motor Skills

Can you walk the “heel to toe” walk? Toe Walking in Children: Should You Be Concerned?

Many parents ask us what causes toe walking. Research does not pinpoint one specific cause. We want to share some potential reasons and 10 ways to help your child walk the “heel to toe” walk! Children who are diagnosed with neurological disorders like cerebral palsy or muscular distrophy may present with toe walking.   It is not uncommon to see your 2 or…


Sensory Processing

What is Interoception?

What is Interoception? This is our internal senses.  Any sensations that originate from within the body, like the feeling of hunger and thirst, sickness, sleep, heart rate, the feeling that one needs to use the bathroom, and managing your emotions proactively all stem from the sense of interoception. “The interoceptive sense relates to the sensory nerve cells innervating…


Development

Guest Blog: Melissa Schwartz, A Coach for Parents of Highly Sensitive Children: 5 Ways to Practice Love in Action

  Our guest blog this week is shared by Melissa Schwartz, a coach for parents of highly sensitive children.   With Love,    Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to practice “love in action” with your children.  Being love in action is a double positive — it feels wonderful to be a beacon of kindness…


Arts and Movement

Rebecca Kanov, Founder of Arts & Minds: 5 Tips for Days OFF with Your Child

5 TIPS FOR DAYS OFF WITH YOUR KIDS So, Winter in Colorado – for those of you that live here, you know how it is. One day, 2 degrees, the next 35. It is beautiful in this Colorful State, but not always the best weather for littles to venture out in. We have been home,…


Gross Motor Skills

Creepy Crawlers: The Importance of Crawling

This is a MUST read for parents, caregivers of infants, grandparents, and pediatricians. Parents are often proud when they tell us  “my child skipped crawling and went straight to walking…” This may not be the case will all children, but here are some areas that can be effected if your child does not practice crawling…


Fine Motor Skills

National Handwriting Day!

National Handwriting Day is celebrated on January 23, 2016. This day was chosen because it is John Hancock’s Birthday. He was the first person to provide his signature on the Declaration of Independence.   Handwriting is important as the finger movements activate large regions of the brain involved in thinking, memory, and language. The act…


Education

Now More Than Ever Should We Celebrate The Teachings of Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”     Martin Luther King Jr. is most remembered for leading the African American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s…


Parenting

What Questions Bring About The Most Conversation Between You and Your Kids?

As we continue to bring in the new year, maybe it’s time to ask yourself   “What questions bring about the most conversation between you and your kids?”    Below are 15 questions that can help you connect more deeply with your child. 1. Tell me about a moment today when you felt excited about what…


Parenting

NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS!

Happy 2017!  With a new year, comes a fresh start. As we create some goals for ourselves, we should be teaching our children how to set goals and stay motivated all year long! This can become a habit for life!   Here are 5 tips for setting goals with your kids! Write it down Become a…


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— Liz K., Denver, Mom of Milo (age 3)