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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...

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...

Build a Foundation

  Dear Parents, Educations, Therapists, School Administration and Developmental Pediatricians: Thank you for your feedback on our previous newsletter, “Behavior and Sensory Needs.” Your responses have led to meaningful change. The subject matter was written based...

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!...

Interesting NYT Article on Effective Approaches for Building and Strengthening Self-Regulation and Impulse Control

Teaching-self-control-the-american-way On February 17, 2012, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang wrote Build Self Control the American Way in the NY Times.  The article began as follows: EACH year, it seems, a new book emerges to capitalize on the parental insecurities of Americans. Last...