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Winter Cycle Social Skills Groups

Team Esteem Social Skills Groups were created by Jamie Levine to help children feel more comfortable navigating social interactions and exhibit socially appropriate behaviors. Groups teach critical social skills such as: Developing strong conversation skills Problem solving...

‘Tis the Season

Fact: 85% of a person’s brain is developed by the time they are five years old, but only 14% of money for public education is put into these early years. Team Esteem is growing more every day supporting children struggling with social, emotional and behavioral challenges in...

The Bridge Between School and Home

  Dear Parents, The school year is well underway and Team Esteem is here to help. Organization founder Jamie Levine has been busy writing her first book, entitled, How to Help Your Child: The Bridge Between School and Home. This book is designed to help parents manage...

How Well Do You Communicate?

…With Your Child’s Teachers? While I don’t recommend parents being overly-assertive when it comes to teacher communication, I do recognize that most parents know their child better than others. Parents are their child’s best advocate (along with Team...

Just How Important Are They?

After reading this article in the NY Times today, Your 4-Year-Old Scored a 95? Better Luck Next Time – Abandoning E.R.B. Test May Also Put End to a Status Symbol, I am recognizing even more that I am not alone in feeling the (un)importance of the E.R.B.’s. Over time...

7 Ways to Help Your Child With ADHD Make (and Keep) Friends

        Kids with ADHD can find it difficult to make and maintain social relationships. Gentle encouragement from parents along with rehearsing appropriate behavior can make a big difference. Click here for Jamie Levine’s article in Everyday Health...

September’s Around the Corner

September Transition With only 2 weeks left of summer this is a valuable time to encourage your child to connect with old and new friends. Whether on vacation or relaxing at home, it is important to prepare your child for successful social and emotional growth this upcoming...

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...
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