For kids, mindfulness can mean paying full attention to something, or slowing down and taking your time to notice everything. In challenging times, mindfulness is important to ground yourself and have a way to collect yourself.
Sensory activities are activities that incorporate the five senses. They are particularly important for children because sensory stimulation is essential to brain development.
Here at Tuesday’s Child, one of the first things you will learn is how to use praise in order to increase desired behaviors from your child. Based on several research studies, praise has been proven to increase compliance and other positive behaviors both at home and in the classroom.
Changes in schedules can be overwhelming and scary. And children need routines more than most. Tuesday’s Child Graduate Intern, Gabrielle Hillman, is here with some tips.
What to do if your child refuses to greet a family member with hugs or kisses
Occupational Therapy by Yesenia Martinez, Tuesday’s Child Intern. “Occupational Therapy can help people of all ages from newborns to people in their later years.”
by Dr. Michelle Sobon, Tuesday’s Child Staff Psychologist Executive functioning (EF) is a set of neurological skills that are involved in figuring out how we are going to do what we want to do. Executive functioning difficulties are often misread
During my parenting journey, I had to let go of what my child isn’t and choose to embrace the fantastic and amazing person that he is- challenges and all.
Thomas is a delightful and challenging child. At age 3 it became obvious that he had some serious behavioral problems and developmental delays. We followed the advice of his doctors and started therapy for the developmental delays, hoping it would help his behavior. It didn’t. Eventually we found our way to Tuesday’s Child.
I was skeptical that Tuesday’s Child could help us. Thomas was so out of control, he had been kicked out of preschool and was not welcome at swim class anymore. He was in all the therapies the doctor recommended. Why would this help him when everything else did not? Tuesday’s child helped because it was different.
Estela came to Chicago from Mexico, where she was a Kindergarten teacher, over 11 years ago with her 13 year old daughter, Chantal, and 6 year old son, Sergio. Her son had fine motor delays and exhibited troublesome behaviors at