13 Ways to Play with Your Infant/Toddler

Playing with your child is essential in helping young children grow and develop. Due to the many demands of parenting, work, and other responsibilities this can often be a challenge. Children at a young age are often exposed to television or computer games for learning activities. However, it is through relationships and play that we […]

Take the Time to Connect

Strong and safe connections are vital to children’s overall well-being and development. Children that display “attention seeking” behaviors are frequently seeking connection from adults. Often times we assume that connections between children and parents “just happen”, but connections are something that we all have to work at. The good news is, building strong connections doesn’t […]

Hello, Mom? Dad?

Smartphones have become an integral part of lives. Just in the past two years, we have seen the vital role that Smartphones have had in our daily interactions both personally and professionally. Our Smartphones allow us to do business virtually, connect to health providers, pay bills, shop online, and access a vast amount of information […]

Is Your Baby Stressed Out?

Much research has shown that many parents (48%) believe that stress or stressful situations do not affect their baby before they turn one. This is actually not the case. Babies can often interpret and feel stress as early as one month old according to many studies. What are some signs that a baby might be […]

Building Strong and Positive Bonds

Children learn about the world around them through positive parent-child/teacher-child relationships. As they grow and change, they look to their parents/teachers to determine whether they are safe, secure, and loved. This also prompts how they will build their future relationships. A secure attachment leads to healthy social, emotional, cognitive, and motivational development. Children can gain […]

Life changing, self-care strategies

Whether you are welcoming a newborn into the world, or are the parent(s) of a young child(ren), it is safe to say you are or have been dealing with quite a few changes and adjustments in your day-to-day life; such as changes in your sleep patterns, emotions and stress level, and overall changes in your […]

Calming Down with a Social Story

When a child gets upset, our first instinct is to quickly get the child to calm down. Sometimes when we do this, it escalates the situation. We should find other ways that will take time, to help the child calm down. One thing we should do is sympathize with the child by saying, “You look […]

Create healthy screen time habits

In the age of Cocomelon, Paw Patrol, and the ever popular Baby Shark, avoiding the use of screen time in parenting has become near impossible. Covid-19 has led to an increase in screen usage as children are spending more time at home due to school and daycare closures. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is not going anywhere and […]

Navigating Motherhood and Work

There is no question that becoming a parent induces a complete lifestyle shift. Even after spending months preparing for baby’s arrival and impending changes, I personally did not feel prepared for the return to work and motherhood balance. New mothers are expected to navigate the hormonal changes, finding childcare, figuring out new schedules, and exhaustion […]

Future Golf Pro is Thriving

At 6-months-old Jack, who was born 8 weeks early due to preeclampsia complications, was developmentally behind. After a referral from his doctor, the family got connected to Rainbows. For the next 2 ½ years, Jack received home or tele therapy visits with Diane Porter, Occupational Therapy Assistant. Diane saw Jack onscreen with his mom, Christina […]