Zones across the Week

Going along with the theme of Zones of regulation, in the past few blog posts, as a parent or caregiver, you can track your child’s zone across the week. Some parents can use this option, to reward good behaviors that they might see. Tracking can be as simple as...

Checking In with A Child’s Zones

Piggy backing onto the last blogpost about the Zones of Regulation, one thing that you can do as a parent or caregiver is a Zones check-in. This helps a child be able to verbalize how they are feeling. It is a simple activity that you can hang on the fridge or...

The Zones of Regulation – Review

Are you looking for a way to help the children in your life, identify their moods and control their emotions?   The Zones of Regulation were created to help children learn self-regulation and emotional control. Self-regulation also known as self-control or impulse...

Anger Busters

Here are a few things to do when you or a loved one can start feeling angry: Sing along (yes, outloud!) to your favorite song Go to the batting cages (or golfing range) Draw or paint what your anger looks like (or feels like) Seek out someone (or a pet) to give you a...

Failure

I came across a facebook status that said, If you FAIL never give up because F.A.I.L. means “First Attempt in Learning”   I love this message and smile when I see it because such a small word has such a huge meaning.  So many times when someone make...

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Summer Edition

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Summer Edition Ah! At last, summer has arrived! Take a deep breath and smell the warm, fresh air, feel the chill of a newly-opened swimming pool, and finally relax from the busier seasons behind. The idea of summer is typically what...