Developing Self Esteem in Children
Self-esteem is such a critical element in the development of children’s confidence, security, and joy in tackling the hard task of growing up. As important adults in our children’s lives we help shape the way our children feel about themselves. Take a look at this article for more ideas about how you can make a difference in developing a child’s self-esteem. Remember, “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice” (Peggy O’Mara).
As we approach the holiday season, it is important to remember that, while holidays are exciting and fun for children, they often produce extra stress for children and adults alike. Children’s routines are often disrupted through holiday events and celebrations. Keep expectations realistic and provide structure to the holiday to help children remain jolly through the season! Below are some […]
ADHD Evaluations and Psychoeducational Testing: Now that the school year is well under way, questions arise about testing for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Specific Learning Disorders (in reading, writing, math, etc.). What is included in testing and what does the process look like? ADHD Evaluations: ADHD evaluations includes gathering information through testing and […]
Our very own Dr. Megan Fiore will be presenting this Friday, September 25th from 10:30am-12:30pm about how to incorporate therapeutic children’s books into the work we do as play therapists. This workshop is presented by the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Association for Play Therapy. Check out the attached flyer for more information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1g89Hh1Kh_Exu5hDOrp8YSutiuqvDP8qEoU30uNvrwww/viewform […]
Check out this excellent article with insightful tips on how we can better talk to our children so they feel heard, validated and are given the opportunity to learn how to try it differently. Website: http://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/positive/what-to-say-to-kids/
Pattie Fitzgerald’s Safely Ever After website is described as “Innovative, Non-Fearful Safety Programs for Parents and Kids”. It offers tools and tips for how parents can effectively talk to their children about how to keep themselves safe. The ‘Super Ten Play-It-Safe Rules’ provide kid-friendly language that empower parents and kids to focus on staying safe. […]