On Being Bored

“I’m bored,” says the child. Every parent in the world wants to roll their eyes when their child says this. The parents look at their own to do list and very much wish that they could find time to be bored. What is boredom? Is there really such a thing? Boredom is a...

Chewing, Biting, and Banging, Oh my!

As an occupational and physical therapist, I have the pleasure of working with young families. Recently a mom and her nearly-two child visited me. Mom’s concerns were her child’s tendency to place non-edible items in her mouth, occasional biting others, and a habit of...

Calming strategies

Does your child prefer outside play to indoors? Do they tend to move fast, sometimes too fast? Does your child not want to sit still and, if they do, it’s only briefly. Too brief to read a story? Is your child starting to make responsible decisions to help with...

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