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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...
therapy swimming

Occupational Therapy and Swimming: Part 1

(We’d love for you to meet Mariah; we are so happy and blessed to have her at One with the Water!) Hello, my name is Mariah Anderson, and I am an occupational therapy student at Creighton University in Nebraska. I will graduate from the program this May, 2017, with a...

Autism Spectrum and Communication Solutions for Children

As parents, teachers, and coaches, perhaps our biggest job is learning how to communicate with our children. It may seem simple – but with four kiddos at our house, it is anything but. See, our four have BIG emotions. And they all speak a different nonverbal language. It is has...
Effective Praise

Effective Praise: What it is, how we do it.

As parents, teachers, and coaches, we instinctively want to praise our little ones when they perform well. But what if, despite our best intentions, we are doing the right thing the wrong way? Following in the footsteps of their mothers, parenting and education experts Joanna...