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Self-Discipline Strategies For Kids

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Is your child struggling with self-control? What do you do when kids are throwing tantrums or emotional outbursts? How else could we help kids regulate themselves? Parents and adults are often annoyed, if not infuriated, by such display of behavior. Nonetheless, we should strive to maintain composure and offer patiently our full support. It is important to teach children respond …

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Kids that are always hungry linked to INTEROCEPTION

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Have you ever wondered why your kids seem hungry all the time? They behave as though they need food consistently. Some kids demand food or snack just right after a meal. Experts have discovered a better explanation for this common occurrence. Interoception – a “sense” one experiences that tells what is going on inside the body. It could be related …

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Yoga Poses to Calm Down your Kids

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Yoga is one of the most popular physical exercises today.Most adults have developed inclination to yoga because of the benefits it offers regarding fitness and overall well-being. It is known to help in reinforcing body awareness, managing physical, emotional, and mental stress, increasing self-esteem and better self-image, and promoting healthier lifestyle. Kids could also take advantage of the positive effects …

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“Ambidextrous” (when Right and Left hand are Equal)

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Brain dominance influence handedness. People who have strong right brain dominance are often “righties” and vice versa. Some kids are naturally “ambidextrous”. They are equally adapted in the use of either hands in some activities like writing, holding an object, catching a ball, etc. with the same ease. Like other atypical body functions, being ambidextrous has some pros and cons. …

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Heat Sensitivity and Kids with SPD

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Most kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (aka SPD) have issues with temperature regulation. Now that SUMMER is officially here, the climate change could pose some concerns for parents. Yet, how do kids with SPD typically respond to a “hot weather”? How can we help them cope? Here’s a useful link to discover and understand this subject…  Heat Sensitivity and Processing …

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Playground Equipment Boost Kid’s Vestibular System

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The vestibular system is an important part of sensory processing and development that helps in maintaining balance and movement. It regulates the position of the head in relation to the body during dynamic activities or when at rest. Building up the vestibular system promotes better functionality and quality of life. Kids’ vestibular system could be improved in various ways, even …

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Outdoor Play

The Benefits of Outdoor Play

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The warmth of summer is rushing in. School is over for most kids. Beaches, recreation parks, amusement centers, and other vacation sites are preparing for the surge of fun and playful activities for all ages. Both children and adults are surely excited planning for the much awaited summer break. Outdoor plays definitely make the list! Do you know that free outdoor play …

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10 Eating Out Tips for Autism Families

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Eating out is always a great way to spend quality time with the family. But what if one or some of the members have different preferences, interests, eating habits, or behaviors? Read the article below to learn more on how to handle your kid with autism in restaurants, change the “atmosphere”, modify feeding or eating techniques, and experience a hassle-free dining! (nom! …

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Playing On The Swings Linked To Developing Cooperation Among Kids

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Sensory Integration is a key component in occupational therapy. Here at Skills on the Hill, we facilitate sensory experiences through various play activities that help improve kid’s sense of touch, sight, sound, movement, and body awareness. One of the popular equipment we utilize is the “swing”. Clinical studies showed that playing on a swing is an effective therapeutic method. It does not only …

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Summer Learning Strategies

5 Smart Strategies for Summer Learning

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Summer is just around the corner! I’m sure most families are excited about this season. Travel vacations, summer camps, and more playtime attract kids for sure. Although it gives a “good break” from school activities and homework, summer time could still be an opportunity for more experiential learning and discovery. There is still a lot of things to discover while having …

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