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!
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!
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
Don’t you sometimes wish there was a switch to turn your brain off and you could instantly fall asleep? Or better yet, a switch on your child or spouse, too? Unfortunately, such switches don’t exist, … [Read more...] about Tips & Strategies for a Good Night’s Sleep
When beginning something new, many individuals set goals for themselves regarding what they hope to accomplish. The goal could be to get promoted within a year by taking more initiative at work, … [Read more...] about Setting Intentions When There’s Trouble Achieving Your Goals (Part 2)
Often in therapy sessions, yoga classes, and meditation workshops, the therapist or teacher has everyone set a goal for themselves. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a goal as “The end toward which … [Read more...] about Setting Intentions When There’s Trouble Achieving Your Goals (Part 1)