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Halloween Scares for the Sensory Sensitive

Fight, Flight, and Fright; Halloween for the Sensory Sensitive Child

Halloween night truly awakens the senses; the cool, crisp air hitting your face and the sound of the leaves crunching underfoot thundering in your ears. The streetlamp ahead flickers as it struggles to light your way. In the distance, a dog barks at the unexpected creatures passing by. A swarm of smells tickles your nostrils; […]

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being mean mommy

Being The Mean Mommy: When (And How) To Discipline Someone Else’s Kid

We’ve heard it a zillion times: “it takes a village!”   But does this philosophy apply to collaborative discipline when the kid acting out is not our own?  It’s a touchy subject, for sure, but one that begs for etiquette answers amidst a culture with no clear guidebook. The good news is that from a […]

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Anxiety

More than Worried: 5 Types of Childhood Anxiety You Need to Know

Worry and anxiety are part of our everyday life. Browsing the news headlines or scrolling through Facebook may fuel your tension, nerves or worry. However, in proportional doses, worry can serve it’s worthy purpose of alerting us to danger and motivating us to take action. Discerning between what is normal and necessary worry and what is beyond […]

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Emotionally Resilient Children

How to Raise Emotionally Resilient Children

Raising emotionally resilient children in a time of helicopter parenting is seriously divergent from the overbearing norm we’ve become accustomed to. You know the parents – they move along the ground under the monkey bars for fear their little one could fall. They apologize on behalf of their child. Or worse, demand apologies from others […]

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