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Does Your Child Have a Challenging Time with Preschool?

How can preschool be hard?

It’s a time you and your child have been waiting for — going to preschool!

But after a month, things are not going so smoothly and you’re wondering, “What can be so hard about preschool, and what can I, as a parent, do?”

Your preschool’s staff can be a great resource. These early childhood development professionals are usually very astute at developmental skill trajectories and can identify if your child may need a little specific help.

There are times when Bridging® can be a great resource too. Scroll down to see more about our newest program that you can do with your child at home.

(Don’t have a preschooler? Your friend or relative who does, would love to get these insights, so please share.)

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Is Your Child Struggling in the New School Year?

School called: Refusals, anxiety, poor attention?

It’s that time of year, and I’ve lived it.

I dreaded seeing the school on caller ID because it was never good news.

The emails and calls come from school to discuss performance and behavior. By now the students should have settled into their routines.

Each year, I was hopeful that my son had matured, and the new teacher or new classroom would be just what he needed for a successful year. (This didn’t happen until he was a sophomore in HS.)

The calls changed after the summer when I did a couple sessions of Bridging® with him.

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Kids Feeling Anxious This Fall?

5 Reasons Your Kids May Be Feeling Anxious

The statistics are startling!

Nearly 1 child in every 10 in the US suffers from anxiety!

Anxiety is the most common mental health problem in children and adolescents.

Do you know what is normal vs. excessive anxiety?

Some anxiety is normal. Here is a quick discussion about what kids can be anxious about at different ages.

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Kid’s Behavior Getting on Your Nerves Already?

Kid’s behavior challenging? Perhaps it’s a core activation issue.

Summer has just begun, and believe it or not, these are some of the challenging behaviors we are already hearing about from parents.

Do any of these describe your child?

  • General lack of interest in physical activity
  • Whiny and overly sensitive to pains and textures
  • Argues, or is easily upset, (or hard to recover once upset)

As parents, we assume many of the these behaviors are rooted in lack of motivation, or being over-sensitive. Lazy is one common assumption, and whiny is another. In reality, there is another chapter to the story. Read more

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Your Foundation to a Strong Core

A mom recently wrote us to ask a question…

Her son was told he needed better core strength to swim faster. In the past, they had considered using a device to activate his core, but opted not to. Did they lose their window of opportunity to help his core?

The answer is no, they didn’t. Here are some insights as to why Bridging® is still able to change his core activation. Read more

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Parents of Graduates: Make Time to Do This for Yourself

Parents, take a moment to celebrate!

At some point in time during the graduation festivities, pause and pat yourself on the back. Take a moment to savor what a great job YOU did.

You persisted, when others doubted and criticized. You kept a pulse on the needs of your child, while giving them the space to mature and catch-up. You supported them in ways few can begin to imagine. Read more

Medication Not Your Type of Solution for Behavior?

Yes, you can also change your child’s behavior with movement.

“I’ve done the first movement for a few days and already he’s calmer.” Carrie, mom of 4-year old.

7 Steps to Calm is a seven-week on-demand program needing only minutes a day for specific movements to help calm your child and restore peace at home. Read more

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Struggling With a Child’s Behavior?

It’s here!
Your special invitation…

Be the first to experience our new on-demand program to support children.

7 Steps to Calm is a seven-week on-demand program needing only minutes a day for specific movements to help calm your child and restore peace at home.

What is the basis of the program?

Over the past 15 years we found that when your child’s micromovements (tiny movements within the body) are disorganized due to birth, injuries or medical procedures, their behavior and coordination are disorganized too. When gentle rocking and wiggling movements are used to guide your child’s body into better organization, the behavior, sensory, focus and coordination improve too!

Our name for the process is the Bridging® Technique. It is an engineering-based approach within an early developmental hierarchy, so the results are self-sustaining. Read more

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Struggling with a Child’s Behavior?

The Link between Micromovements and Behaviors

Behavioral Reactions: Even-tempered? Anxious? Quick-tempered?

Your child’s temperament should be able to shift up and down to meet the changing situations of their days and weeks. Their reactions should rise to meet the occasion and then calm back down. This is known as modulation.

Stress happens when a child’s behavior ramps up like a rocket or gets stuck in high alert. Both of these are examples of poor modulation. Read more

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Traditions and Taking New Steps 🍪 👟 💙

The old and the new!

Traditions … how you build bonds and memories with special people in your lives. Knowing what to expect and letting it happen in the same old, yet unique way each year.

Your traditions may have been challenged this year, but hopefully they’ve transitioned to something new and better for the years ahead. Read more