In this talk filmed at the Thrive OT sensory gym, occupational therapist Miriam Manela talks about helping children who have "fits" when things don't go their way, learn to be more flexible. (Scroll … [Read more...] about Video: Can Demanding Children Become More Flexible?
Just last night I was talking to a friend who asked me how Omi is doing. Sadly, I had to tell her of my grandmother’s passing almost three weeks ago, just shy of 100 years old. She was a regal woman … [Read more...] about Omi’s Attachment Theory: 6 Tips For Bonding With Your Child
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
If you haven't yet been able to attend Miriam's workshops, here's an excerpt from a recent parenting talk for Headstart. Miriam gives a variety of helpful strategies to deal effectively with … [Read more...] about Parenting Workshop For Moms (Video)
Parents want to buy holiday presents for their children that are fun yet hopefully somewhat educational, and can keep them happily busy during snow days. Coming up with ideas for gifts isn’t too hard … [Read more...] about 5 Gifts For Kids That Are Fun, Therapeutic, & Will Be Used Often
In this video, Miriam Manela talks about Andy, a client who couldn't sit still and also had problems expressing himself, especially when he was feeling strong emotions. Miriam discusses the … [Read more...] about Andy Just Couldn’t Sit Still…Even In The Classroom
SPECIAL TO IMAMOTHER.COM: An Interview with pediatric behavior specialist, Miriam Manela, OTR, founder of Thrive Occupational Therapy and author of The Parent-Child Dance: A Guide to Help you … [Read more...] about Special To Imamother: Interview With Miriam Manela
At 7:40 this morning (EST) on JM in the AM, Radio 91.1 FM (NY/NJ), 90.1 (Catskills), 91.9 (Rockland County), Miriam Manela will be interviewed by Nachum Segal. She'll speak about Behavioral … [Read more...] about Interview & My Integrative Approach To Behavioral Challenges
Does your child “pick up” on your stressful emotions and negative feelings? Are you worried about your child's reaction to your stress? While it's true that not every child is sensitive to their … [Read more...] about Mom–Is Your Child Picking Up On Your Stress?