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
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!
When a child is absorbed in an activity, or is in a state of either high energy or low energy, it may be difficult to get the child to follow directions. Wash hands for dinner? Get dressed for school? … [Read more...] about “My Child Is Out of Control!” & Rhythm
It’s true! We don’t really pay as much attention to as we might: Effective therapy is not only about children and their relationship with themselves, but is also about their relationship with their … [Read more...] about The Heart Of Parenting
Can you tell if your child is stressed? What does stress in children look like? Does it look different from stress in adults? You are probably familiar with common signs of stress and anxiety … [Read more...] about Signs Of Stress In Children
You are a parent who is also a teacher, child psychologist, pediatric social worker, therapist, or other type of pediatric expert. You've studied, trained and have done successful work with … [Read more...] about The Child Expert’s Secret