We’ve all been there, maybe you were even there this morning. Kids won’t get out of bed, your boss called, he wants the project plan today and you forgot to get groceries last night. It’s all gonna be fine, you tell yourself. That’s right, use those positive self-talk sentences. Research shows that speaking kindly to […]
Wendy and I really wanted our new book Bloom: 50 things to say, think and do with anxious, angry, over-the-top kids to be easy for parents, teachers and clinicians to read and implement. So we wrote over 200 printable laminatable mantras for the book. Rescue sentences to help your family develop better thinking and self-regulation […]
Imagine this. Your six year old daughter has a bit of a cold. She complains of being achy and is a spot feverish, you take her to your doctor, they test her for strep, the culture is negative, so you go home planning for fluids and plenty of rest.
The next day your daughter wakes up […]
Phonological awareness refers to an awareness that words consist of syllables and phonemes (segments of words or groupings of sound). Phonemic awareness precedes phonology and is the matching of sounds and symbols. Phonemic awareness can begin as early as four months of age when children start to carefully observe the relationship between oral-motor movements and […]