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Holiday Shopping With Purpose

It’s November 10. I haven’t bought A SINGLE present. Now that may not seem like a big deal, but we have four kids and a sprawling extended family. And while I like to think that we don’t go overboard, it is still a daunting task. This time last year, I was...
halloween, safety, trick or treat

Keeping Your Monsters Safe This Halloween

7 days until Halloween. My children are reminding me CONSTANTLY. We’ve got outfits planned (So far we are working with Professor Trelawney, 2 ninjas and TBD.) We don’t have to buy candy though, because we live at the end of a quarter mile long gravel driveway, and...

Five Immune Boosting Tips for Back to School

Guess what!?! It’s quiet at my house, fifty percent of my crew went back to school, and the sound of my children raising Cain isn’t echoing around the continental U.S. That’s right, it’s back to school season, and you know that what means! (Besides the aroma of freshly...

Fixed versus Growth Mindset: How will you live?

“The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life.” A bold, compelling statement that sets the tone for the rest of the groundbreaking book, Mindset: The new psychology of success. Dr. Dweck, one of the world’s leading researchers in the fields...

Helping Parents Reach Their Depressed Tween

Our specialty here at One with the Water is to teach swimming lessons to children and adults with special needs. That means both mental and physical needs. We recently came across this amazing book that I wanted to share with you. I know that it will add value to your lives, help...
Floortime

Engaging Children Using Floortime.

Close your eyes and imagine this scene with me. You are in a coffee shop meeting one of your dear friends. You have some exciting news to tell them. Only as you are talking, they seem distracted. You think, “Are they even listening?” You may want to directly ask them this, but...

Occupational Therapy: Fun and Games (Part 3)

The Benefits of Fun and Games When you sign up your child for swim lessons or attend a swim lesson of your own, you may expect to continually be swimming and working on your strokes. It is easy to get upset when you see your child playing around with a ball under the water or...
Therapy Swimming

Occupational Therapy: The Basics (Part 2)

Occupational Therapy: The Basics Before we start something new we tend to picture what it will be like. Will it be easy? Will it come naturally? Will it be difficult or painful? Will I enjoy it? Will it benefit my life? We tend to hope for the best, setting high expectations on...