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Express Yourself!

Expressive Art Therapy provides a safe, private and creative space for children to discover their emotions and find positive ways to express them. In school, children’s emotional struggles can manifest as acting out, lack of motivation, lack of confidence and poor social...

How Do Behavior and Sensory Needs Coincide?

What to look for and how to help your child. Very often I receive phone calls from concerned parents and teachers regarding a child who is disruptive during circle time, has trouble with transitions, is too physical and a “behavior problem”. Often times there are...

Practice in a Smaller World

Team Esteem’s Social Skills Groups are going so well we are adding more groups and times. We recognize the value of a small group in a natural, intimate, home-like setting.  If you know a child who would benefit from this unique, nurturing environment, send them our way!...
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Progress Not Perfection

Children’s disruptive behavior can often provoke anger in their parents. Learning new parenting responses takes effort. Long-lasting change comes slowly. Celebrate small successes when you use “healthy” expressions of angry feelings to improve your...

Summer…A Time for Parent Reflection

It’s easy to be a parent when we are happy, but when we’re angry as we inevitably are, that’s when the real challenge begins. There is an important difference between hurtful or harmful anger and,”healthy” expression of angry feelings.Team Esteem...

Nothing Remarkable is Easy

Parenting is the Most Important Job (in the world) With Mother’s Day recently passing and Father’s Day around the corner, I’ve been focusing on my students’ progress from their parents’ perspectives. Parents are expected to keep up with the daily demands of parenting....

Behavior Modification Chart

Repeated Warnings, Yelling? Time to Change Your Approach, It’s Easy! Chart Tips: Use simple language Be clear in identifying the behavior(s) you want changed and your reward Reward should be something to look forward to and get child excited about Use visuals to reflect...

A Play Date Primer

While many children excel in the realm of social interactions, others struggle with learning to play with their peers. When children have problems making friends in school or social settings, play dates can be a valuable means of developing their social skills. For children, the...

Play Date Tips For Parents

Limit the length of the play date. Start with 30 to 45 minutes, and be prepared to cut the date short to make sure it is a positive experience for both children. Preview the play date with your child. Let him/her know the time, location, who they will be playing with, where they...

You Are Your Child’s Best Advocate

“Different is ok, but not so different that the students can’t conform to class rules” (Healy). As the school year progresses, demands will increase and the gap between those students who may be struggling versus those who are moving forward will continue to get...