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5 Questions to Ask Your Kids If You’re Feeling Cut-Off Or Disconnected

5 Questions to Ask Your Kids If You’re Feeling Cut-Off Or Disconnected

As a therapist, one of the most common fears I hear from parents is that their kids feel lost to them in some way. Whether they feel like their kids are too engaged with “screen time,” or are “addicted” to a game, or “obsessed” with YouTube - parents are worried that their kids are spending too much time on Whatever The Thing Is, and disconnected from them. Here are 5 questions you can ask them that will help bring you closer together.

Family Quest: Creating Family Joy During a Pandemic

Family Quest: Creating Family Joy During a Pandemic

Have the pandemic blues hit your house?  Set out on a Family Quest to bring the joy of childhood back into your house.  Shannon Loucks, author of Love More: 50+ Ways to Bring Joy Into Childhood, walks you through how to set up an on-going game of silly, entertaining, and joyful challenges to engage in meaningful play with your family.

2021 Crate Themes Announcement!!

2021 Crate Themes Announcement!!

What will the 2021 crate themes be?

The Importance of Sensory Play with Toddlers & Preschoolers

The Importance of Sensory Play with Toddlers & Preschoolers

Importance of Sensory Play with Toddlers & Preschoolers

Sensory play involves utilizing your sense of smell, sight, hearing, taste, and touch to help you learn about the world around you. The more senses one uses, the more likely they will remember what they are doing.  For example, think of a childhood memory. What do you remember? One of my fondest memories as a child was going to my grandma's house every other Sunday and putting on a fashion show with my sister using all of my grandmother's clothes, high heels, and jewelry. I distinctly remember her rose scented...


Kids with Cameras

Kids with Cameras

Have you ever given your child an old point and shoot digital camera?  If not, I highly recommend doing so and this is why.