Raquel Bondar, MS OTR is one of our occupational therapists at The Thrive Group. In addition to her working with girls who have attention/focusing and behavioral concerns in The Thrive Group, Raquel … [Read more...] about Homework… Help!
Part 1 of the Positive Approach for Positive Growth Series discusses what the Nurtured Hearth Approach is and how it can transform the life of your family by positively fostering complimentary skills … [Read more...] about A Positive Approach for Positive Growth Part 2
At times, we can notice behaviors in our children that we wish we could change, for their own good, and for our own sanity. Yet, no child appreciates constant nagging and reminders to improve, a … [Read more...] about A Positive Approach for Positive Growth
You’ve heard it said, “Siblings are your very first friends.” That saying is very much true, but often the direct opposite is true as well: “Siblings are your very first enemies.” It’s healthy and … [Read more...] about Fostering Friendliness Between Siblings
Would you like to find a reward system that really works? We found a technique that effectively serves as a reinforcement of connection, helps the child feel successful, and brings … [Read more...] about Rewards Focused on Connection
“Words, and how you say them are so important,” stated Tova Brown, OTR, during our interview. As I asked Tova questions about the concept of using words purposefully with our children, her (absolutely … [Read more...] about WORD POWER!
All summer they ran free. They crashed into bed at the end of the day and you felt good knowing that they ran, swam, biked or climbed all day long. They developed valuable physical capabilities and … [Read more...] about Preventing Outbursts and Meltdowns when Cooped Up Indoors
Does your child seem clingy and want touch constantly - hugs and cuddles, or climbing on your back whenever you sit down? In occupational therapy we use spandex to help children feel centered … [Read more...] about Give your child an all-day hug
With the Holidays fast approaching, your shopping cart is going to start filling up. Here at The Thrive Group, we want to help you fill it with the best possible games and activities for the young … [Read more...] about Smart Gifting: Holiday Gift Guide for Kids