Child-adult relationships that are responsive and attentive—with lots of back and forth interactions—build a strong foundation in a child’s brain for all future learning and development. This is called “serve and return,” and it takes two to play! Follow these 5 steps to practice serve and return with your child. Read more ›
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What is anxiety? What does anxiety feel like? Kids may not recognize that what they have been feeling are symptoms of anxiety. Fight Flight Freeze – A Guide to Anxiety for Kids is a short animated video that explains anxiety and its symptoms in easy-to-understand terms. Read more ›
F3 or the Fight-Flight-Freeze response is the body’s automatic, built-in system designed to protect us from threat or danger. This video teaches teens how anxiety can trigger this normal biological response. Read more ›
We are rarely taught explicit social rules because we are just expected to figure them out. It’s quite complicated, and many children on the autism spectrum struggle to navigate their social worlds. It might be challenging for a child on the spectrum to make friends, but it’s also likely they are struggling to participate in groups at school and adhere to the social expectations in their different environments because it is overwhelming or confusing.
Deciding if a child has ADHD is a process with several steps. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and certain types of learning disabilities, can have similar symptoms.
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