The encouragement of a sibling can be the most powerful thing! My youngest daughter has been very stubborn about going poop on the potty. She has been having potty success with a lot of positive encouragement from her family and especially her older sister.
Selene Castrovilla is an award winning local author and she is contributing to the Momee Friends site each month with creative writing tips. You can find this Creative Writing tab under our Teen Scene section but we welcome ALL ages to participate and write for the theme presented each month.
October is a month-long spook fest, with more and more “haunted” attractions each year. We love to be scared – and that holds true in stories, too. But effective horror is more than just being scared. It also has heart, using human qualities we recognize and carry. The best horror stories spring from situations that could actually happen, and they are built on psychology and emotion.
Pacing the race of Halloween festivities is not always as swift as a witch on her broom. Children and adults alike can become very excited with thinking and planning about what to wear and who to be for Halloween. Often times the abundance of festivities, candy and parties seem to get lost in translation with even one request as you may try to set boundaries with your little one. So, if you have a little prince or princess who tends to be impulsive and whose energy is magnified with the consumption of a lot of sugar, here are a few quick tips to help foster bonding experiences rather than a sour frenzied fun for all.
How wearing the Halloween costume can help with anxiety and self-regulation:
Young children learn and absorb the world around them using all of their senses. So it’s important for us to provide them with opportunities and a rich sensory environment that will stimulate the senses and strengthen neural pathways important for all types of learning.
Here’s a simple sensory activity that also serves as a great stress buster: