Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Impulse Expert Kit

In my therapy practice I have been working with kids that have impulse control issues. I came up with the idea to make an "Impulse Control Kit" Here is what you will need ...

 1. Small tote (school box) 2. Robot Mask "programmed for good choices" (can be decorated)
3. Compass "Decision Finder"
4. Miniature Tiger "to be brave"
5. Stop Sign "STOP, THINK, DECIDE"
6. Emoji Ball "Stress Reducer"

 I read the book "What Were You Thinking?" and then talked about ways to make the kit. Let the child make the box with you and be creative! most items I purchased at Michael's. Send me pictures of your kits! I would love to see them.

 Lea May, LMFT, RPT Instilling Hope LLC Oklahoma City, OK

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Talking to your children about the Oklahoma tornado

With all the coverage on the news about the tragic events that have occurred in Oklahoma the media has only touched on the issue of how to talk with your children concerning this tragedy. Here are some helpful links for parents, teachers and caregivers. Prayers are with everyone touched by this tragedy. After the tornado, helping your children heal. Talking to Children about the Tragedy. Tips for Parents on the Media Coverage Information for Parents and teachers on trauma and loss http://www.tlcinstitute.org/PTRCtrauma.html"> Lea May LMFT

Friday, February 24, 2012

Attitude - How's yours today?
Our motivations and actions are affected by our attitude. Expectations are a big factor in developing a "can-do" attitude. Be realistic about what you can expect from your self and others.
Tips to remember:
**Pay attention to your health. Healthy eating habits, regular medical checkups,exercise, and getting enough sleep.
**Be aware of what's important to you. What are your goals and values?
**Attitude can influence your choices and outcomes. Take ownership of what you have control over.
**Practice stress relief activities.
**Get involved in a weekly activity that has nothing to do with your family or job. Get out and play and have fun!
**Plan and manage your time. Keep you important and positive life choices in mind and stay consistent in your values.

From the book - 50 Wonderful Ways to be a Single Parent Family, Barry Ginsberg PhD.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Today's thought:
Look For Positives
1. Life is always changing-be flexible
2. Change negative thoughts to positive
3. Keep a list of the events of the day that made you "feel good"
4. Practice recognizing the positive things your children do and say while looking past negative behaviors. (My belief is that you get more of what you emphasize).

Source - 50 Wonderful Ways to be a Single Parent Family
by Barry Ginsberg PhD

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

I am writing you today to ask you to help a cause that’s close to me: children.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the world’s most universally accepted treaty, a comprehensive statement of the treatment and respect deserved by every child under 18 in the world. The United States and Somalia are the only countries that have not ratified it. For the past 20 years, U. S. Presidents have failed to send the CRC to the Senate for ratification, although President Obama has said that he’d like to see it ratified. Ratification would end the US Government’s exile from global discussions about children and would help children and their families in the United States and everywhere else by making the CRC truly universal.

Please sign our petition to President Obama at www.childrightscampaign.org to ask him to send the CRC to the Senate along with his recommendation that it be ratified. You can do it easily by visiting http://childrightscampaign.org/take-action/ask-the-president/petition.

Thank you!


Thank you very much. This will make a positive difference for children everywhere.

Meg Gardinier, Chair, CRC Campaign Steering Committee

Can you help put us into the public eye by posting a link to the petition on your Facebook wall? Experience with other organizations has shown the effectiveness of that simple “like”.

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