Where I Can Be Me ® header image
≡ Menu

Advice for parents

Helping Your Child Understand The Social Rules Of Hugging

When you’re little you hug everyone, and everyone hugs you. But when kids grow up, the social rules about hugging change. As kids get older, it is important to break down these social changes so they can be aware of who and when it is appropriate to hug. As a general rule, I teach the [...]

Play Date Troubles? 10 Strategies For Success

Did you have scheduled play dates as a kid? I didn’t. And I don’t know anyone who did. When I think about growing up and playing with my friends, there was no such thing as “play dates”. When I was a kid you might knock on your friend’s door and ask them to play. Or [...]

Tips For Developing Your Child’s Social Skills

Social skills begin to develop immediately after a child is born.  Eye contact is made briefly, awareness of voices is observed and visual tracking begins. These skills will continue to develop throughout the child’s life. As we age social interactions become more complex and challenging. These tips for developing your child’s social skills will help [...]