Entries by Your Therapy Source Inc

Pass the Card Game – 5 Minute Games

As a parent, a Sunday school teacher and an Odyssey of the Mind coach, I am always in need of quick 5 minute games to entertain the kids at random moments. Maybe we have 5 minutes left of class or we are waiting for food at the restaurant but when kids get antsy you need […]

The Development of Play in the 21st Century

Almost 50% of kids aged 3 to 5 years lack even a single parent-supervised outdoor play session per day, according to a recent study done by the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. In fact, kids aged 10 to 16 years only spend 12.6 minutes each day on relatively vigorous outdoor activities. We’re raising a young generation […]

12 Positive Parenting Techniques

Wow! Raising kids is tough. We all know it as parents. Just when you think you mastered one skill, the next challenge comes along. It can feel frustrating, difficult and hard to maintain a positive attitude. Here are 12 positive parenting techniques to help you build a stronger connection with your children without losing your […]

How to Draw a Baby Unicorn – Free Printable

How to Draw a Baby Unicorn – I know how much you all LOVE unicorn stuff so for the new year, how about learning how to draw a baby unicorn?  It combines “baby new year” with unicorns!  This one is super adorable and you can download it at the bottom of the post. After you […]

The Scarcity Factor and Children

The Scarcity Factor and Children I came to an amazing realization today after almost 19 years of parenting about the scarcity factor and children.  Do you know what the scarcity factor is?  It is basically the fear of missing out.  If there is less of something, we seem to want it even more right?  Marketers […]

Self-Confidence in Teens

As parents, we understand that self-confidence is important in teenagers. Frequently the emphasis is often on girls’ self-esteem, boys need to be confident, too and often struggle just as much (although perhaps in different areas). Here are some tips to boost self-confidence in teens. Boost Self-Confidence in Teens Tip #1 – Recognize Your Talents It’s […]

Look and Find Christmas Free Printable

Are you looking for a FUN, brain-boosting activity to entertain the kids this Christmas?  Here is a look and find Christmas free printable from Growing Play.  You can download it at the bottom of the post. Practice Visual Perceptual Skills This Look and Find Christmas free printable encourages children to practice the following skills: visual […]