Jessica Zambito, M.S., OTR/L, Owner & Director, BLOOM Learn practical strategies and activities for creating a play-based, sensory-friendly home environment.
While there still isn’t a parenting handbook, there are a lot of tips and strategies you can use to make the job a whole lot easier and more rewarding. Here you’ll find support for accepting yourself as a parent, finding a parenting support group that works for you, and most importantly, how to gain the confidence and knowledge to make the right choices for you and your family.
Helpful & Hopeful: An Interview with Kaena Clark, MPS, ATR
Kaena Clark, MPS, ATR, Art Therapist and Early Childhood Educator Kaena talks about creativity and connection.
Helpful & Hopeful: An Interview with Katie Shea, M.S. ED.
Katie Shea, M.S. ED. Hear from an Early Childhood Educator, Postpartum Doula and Musician about engaging your children this Summer.
Helpful & Hopeful: An Interview with Carly Ridloff, M.S. ED.
Carly Ridloff, M.S. ED., Learning Specialist, Founder, edVANCE Carly Ridloff, M.S. ED. is a Learning Specialist who will talk about reviewing and enriching foundational skills this summer (3-9 yo).
Helpful & Hopeful: An Interview with Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L
Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist who will discuss creating developmentally appropriate learning spaces.
Helpful & Hopeful: An Interview with Jodi Greebel, MS, RDN of Citrition
Jodi Greebel, MS, RDN, Founder, Citrition, Pediatric Registered Dietitian Jodi talks about how to manage endless snacking and other feeding questions for kids.
Non-Negotiables: Consistency is Key in Parenting
Be Consistent One of the basic tenets of the parent education I provide is that consistency is essential to successful parenting. Take, for example, the client whose daughter was potty training. Most days she woke up in the morning and was changed from a diaper into underwear. However, on some days when Mom felt rushed in Read More
Use Anchoring Activities to Help Create Successful Routines
Importance of Responsive Routines There has been a lot of conversation recently about maximizing time at home with children. So much of my work is about helping parents have developmentally appropriate expectations for children and realistic expectations of themselves. Managing expectations helps everyone feel more successful. When at home with children, I do believe routine Read More
You’re Not Perfect—And That’s OK
You’re not perfect. And neither am I. Not a perfect person. Not a perfect parent. And thank goodness for that! Define Your Parenting Goals and Make a Plan So where did all this come from? Recently, I spent 3 days at a retreat looking inward. Basically, the wonderful retreat leader put me through the same Read More
If We Take Something Off The Table, Have We “Lost?”
Q:If we take something off the table, have we “lost”? A:”Lost what,” I ask? An example, many parents report morning routine’s to be a struggle. Children drag their feet. Parents are trying to accomplish many things in a short period of time. No one wants to feel harried in the morning. Maybe your daughter Read More