Five Activities To Increase Self Esteem in Preschoolers

The preschool years (3-5) is such a big developmental period for the brain.   Kids are learning about self-concept, how they fit in socially, who they are as an individual (that they even are an individual), what roles they play. They’re learning about who they are based on the reactions and feedback from others.  It’s aContinue reading “Five Activities To Increase Self Esteem in Preschoolers”

Showers Count As Self Care, Right?

Hello, my Screen Savers, today I’d like to chat about my daily shower ritual. It’s a self care ritual that I love to do but there’s specifics about my water temperature preferences. Each evening, after the kids go to bed (and sometimes twice on the weekends) I like to take my shower.  I do admitContinue reading “Showers Count As Self Care, Right?”

How Our Kids Get Better Sleep

Last month Abalone had her annual well-check visit with her pediatrician.  We see the Doc every 3-6 months for a variety of reasons but mostly to reevaluate our tactics with dealing with both kids’ ADHD. Abalone getting better sleep turned out to be our top priority discussed during this visit.   One of the thingsContinue reading “How Our Kids Get Better Sleep”

The Benefits Of Nature Therapy for ADHD Kids

You know that sunshine, fresh air, and exercise may make you healthier.  At least, I hope you do.  Well, there’s been studies done to show a link that exposure to nature can reduce the symptoms of ADHD, at least, temporarily.  But the study found that even just 20 minutes a day in an open fieldContinue reading “The Benefits Of Nature Therapy for ADHD Kids”