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High Energy Kids Meet Low Energy Moms

on January 13, 2015

Loved this post from Miriam Manela at Thrive Occupational Therapy. See if you can use any of her suggestions.

The Thrive Group

Facial expression 300It’s a fact: Even a mom who has tons of energy can appear tortoise-like when compared to her child.

Imagine your nine-year old is kicking the furniture—hard.

Or your five year-old is riding his tricycle around the living room for the nineteenth time in a row (careening off the newly-painted walls).

Or your toddler is shrieking in glee as she flings her spaghetti everywhere.

These are the times you long to declare nap-time—but you know your child’s not going to agree without major resistance. That’s why it’s a life-saver to have on hand a repertoire of energy-busting techniques that help meet and satiate your child’s need to expend emotional and physical energy (while not depleting your own).

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