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March 18, 2020

Living through "shelter in place" means we have to get creative in meeting our children's movement needs. Various studies have shown just how important movement is for brain development, learning, mood, language development, self-regulation, and academic achievement. W...

December 26, 2019

Studies have shown that a positive attitude and resiliency are the most linked traits to being a happy person.  While modeling is the main way our children learn from us (so try your best to reflect positivity and resiliency), here are some other helpful ways to foster...

August 27, 2019

  1. Always introduce new foods with foods your child already likes and eats. For example if you are introducing zucchini pasta, pair it with chicken nuggets.

  2. Family style meals help expose children to new foods and give them a sense of control around mealtime by b...

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Any child can benefit from a safe place to calm down or reset, but especially children who have a difficult time regulating emotions, calming down when frustrated, or seem to lose control their body when upset. In those cases a calm down area may be helpful....

Children don’t develop true impulse control until age 3.5-4 years of age. The kind of control that involves rational thinking where they can step back in the moment and think, “should I do this,” or “is this safe.”  That said, there are behavior strategies and key word...

Have you ever wondered what social play skills develop when? My son is playing with toys on his own, should I be encouraging him to play with others? Every time my child tries to play trains with her friends, she ends up in tears. Keep reading to learn more about how p...

November 3, 2018

The MNRI Approach

The Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration Program is based on the theory that reflexes are the foundation of all physical, cognitive, and emotional development. If reflexes are not fully integrated, it can prevent more mature movement, emotio...

November 3, 2018

Sensory processing describes how you take in information from the environment and your body through your senses. Your brain must register sensations at the correct intensity, send that information to the correct part of the brain to make sense of it, and then act/respo...