8 Ways to Support Your Child’s Social-Emotional Development

Social-emotional development consists of three main areas of a child’s ability to self-regulate. Acting – behaving appropriately in social environments and in ways that foster learning. Feeling – the ability to regulate their own emotions and understand the emotions of others. Thinking – the ability to regulate their attention and thoughts. You can support your child’s social emotional development by simply modeling each of these three main areas in your own behavior. Show your child … Read more

Special Kids, Special Families – FREE Monthly Series

A Community Networking & Educational Opportunity for Families Raising Children with Special Needs Free monthly series from 5:30 – 6:30 PM Topics: February 14, 2023 – My Child May Have a Disability- Where Do I Begin? March 14, 2023 – Understanding Autism April 11, 2023 – Understanding and Applying for Help from the Government. Public benefit acronym soup: SSI, SSDI, APD, ABLE, DD Waiver, HCBS Medicaid, and more! May 9, 2023 – Understanding Your Child’s … Read more

The Importance of Sharing & Playing Together

The Importance of Sharing & Playing Together Playing can help children develop their social skills with others. Play experiences with other children allow them to listen, pay attention, and share. This helps the child explore their feelings and develop self-discipline. Learning to share helps children make and keep friends, play cooperatively, take turns, and learn how to cope with disappointment.   Try these group activities and games to encourage your child’s development in sharing and … Read more

5 Tips to Help Your Child Gain Confidence in the Classroom

Via TulsaKids Our children have had some rough years of learning due to the pandemic and now it’s time to re-focus on classroom interactions. Some younger children haven’t had time to experience the way a classroom normally works. How do they behave in a large group? What if they need help? What if they make a mistake? How responsive will the teacher be to individual needs? Parents can help children take optimal advantage of their … Read more