Everything about Sara was uber. Uber smart. Uber talented. Uber needy. Uber physically strong. She was self-centered and had intense sensory needs. Our work together at The Thrive Group focused … [Read more...] about A Mother’s Love
Many of the parents in the THRIVE community have children in therapy. All children require a lot of attention and care, and all parents can get worn down and exhausted. Parents with children in … [Read more...] about Self-care for the Weary
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