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Redefining Beauty: Why Every Girl Should Swim

Before I started swimming competitively, I was a girl who cared about being skinny. I longed for the petite frame considered ideal by American standards. As a child, my family would weigh me far too often, comment on my body regularly, and pressure me to lose weight. My father...

Mother of Child with Autism Asked to Leave Swimming Lessons Facility

Mother of Child with Autism Asked to Leave Swimming Lessons Facility As the founder and executive director of One with the Water, I want to share with your readers, citizens of Los Angeles and surrounding communities, an excerpt of a letter I received from a parent after her...

Practice Love and Patience During Swim Lessons for Autism

Mother of Child with Autism Asked to Leave Swimming Lessons Facility As the founder and executive director of One with the Water, I want to share with your readers, citizens of Los Angeles and surrounding communities, an excerpt of a letter I received from a parent after her...

Getting Past Your Fears in Order to Swim

This past weekend, a family drove from upstate California for their daughter, a brilliant 10-year old push-girl, to attend swimming lessons. Just after two lessons, the young woman was floating on her stomach and on her back with perfect ease, however, she wasn’t moving her...

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Occupational Therapy: Efficacy of Sensory Integration Therapy

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Occupational Therapy: Efficacy of Sensory Integration Therapy By Kjirsten Magnuson, Loyola Marymount University Even as the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to increase, there is still little known about its cause and proper...

Separation Anxiety in Swimming Lessons for Infants, Babies and Toddlers

Our swimming lesson philosophy at One with the Water is that learning to swim should be simple, practical and fun. We understand that children are different with varying needs and will progress at their own pace. Allowing children to explore and make mistakes is an integral part...

Effectively Using the Word “no” with Children

As a psychotherapist and a parent of a three and a half year old daughter, I know first-hand the challenges of using the word “no” effectively. Let me first say that it is best to use the word “no” sparingly for the simple reason that it loses it’s power quite quickly (usually...

New Parenting Group Workshop Starting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Parenting Group Workshop Sponsored by One with the Water® (Los Angeles, January 14, 2014) — A new parenting group workshop, based on the best-selling book, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk is being offered by One with...