Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

 

With the chaos of day to day life, a handheld device and a favorite cartoon on the TV can seem like an easy way to keep children entertained. These electronics are simple go-to to avoid a meltdowns at theRead more

 

Participating in Household Chores: How Much Can My Child Do?

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

As any busy family knows, the chores associated with keeping a household running can seem never-ending! The good news is that your child can help! Empowering your child to participate in household chores is a great way toRead more

 

Beating the Winter Blues

Fun family activities to do during the winter months
From our friends at Black Bear Academy
 
 

The holidays have passed, we’ve rung in the New Year and now… we have winter! It is hard to entertain children when the Chicago weather hits the negative degrees! In thisRead more

 

What Is this Mindfulness Stuff All About?

From our Friends at Black Bear Academy

As parents and providers, not only should we teach our kids their ABCs and 123s, but it is essential to teach our kids how to accept and respond to their emotions. Building their emotional intelligence is just as importantRead more

 

Family Fun Activities for Over the Holiday Vacation

From our Friends at Black Bear Academy

Have a family game night

Chances are many of your family's favorite board and card games reinforce social and academic skills such as attention, inhibition, turn taking, theory of mind, counting, reading, and drawing. Gather the group to play games you usuallyRead more

 

Making the Holidays More Enjoyable for Special Needs Children

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are nearly upon us, which can mean travel, time with family, and special meals. For families of children with special needs, these deviations in routine can add stress to an already busy time ofRead more

 

Halloween is approaching which for children, means lots of candy and sweet treats!

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

As we approach this holiday filled with lots of preferred food and snack options, it feels appropriate to address the concerns that parents often share about their children and their eating. As parents, it is our responsibility to payRead more

 

Back to School Tips

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

September has arrived which means it’s back- to- school time for the kids! There is so much to talk about with your children during this exciting time of change, including new classmates, new teachers, a new classroom and forRead more

 

Summer Jam at Concordia Place

This summer, Concordia Place is offering a series of music and entertainment events at each location for families and the community. On June 17, our Whipple location held the first event of the series with 70 families and community members in attendance. Jennifer Viets, ourRead more

 

Collaboration

From our Friends at Black Bear Academy

col·lab·o·ra-tion \kə-ˌla-bə-ˈrā-shən\ noun: the action of working with someone to produce or create something.

This five syllable word is a very important word in the lives of families working with a team of professionals, managing the needs of children with developmentalRead more