Embrace your uniqueness! Ways parents can help their child with special needs be successful

Erin Wiley, MA, LPCCWillow Wisdom

Quote at Therapist Office

Getting back into the school routine can be difficult for all kids, but the challenges may be even more intense for kids with special needs. While students with disabilities are unique and talented, they may face different kinds of challenges throughout their day. These obstacles can make overcoming everyday activities strenuous for these students. Given the right strategies, students will … Read More

Create Cooperation with Your Children

Erin Wiley, MA, LPCCWillow Wisdom

Toledo Counseling Children Therapy Willow Center

Life is busy for all of us. Oftentimes, as a result of this, we tend to take advantage of the moments where our children are keeping busy in a positive way in order to cross items off our to-do list. That being said, it is important to let the child know that we see them making the choices and doing … Read More

Utilizing Quality Time to Promote Attachment and Positive Behaviors

Erin Wiley, MA, LPCCWillow Wisdom

Youth often have little control in their lives. As their caregivers, we frequently tell them when to wake up, what to wear, what their schedule is for the day, what they are eating, when to go to bed, and so on and so forth. With so little control over their day-to-day lives, youth often push back and become defiant as … Read More

Three tips to help loosen the grip of perfectionism

Erin Wiley, MA, LPCCWillow Wisdom

Do you ever find yourself procrastinating on a project that seems overwhelming? Worrying that you can’t do a good enough job, so you put off starting until the last minute, or just walk away from the challenge all together? Or maybe you’re on the opposite end of the spectrum: when faced with a challenge you spend a disproportionately inordinate amount … Read More

Getting Back Into a Routine After Winter Break

Erin Wiley, MA, LPCCWillow Wisdom

Oh, the holiday season! Hopefully some time off work to reconnect with friends, family, and loved ones. The kids are out of school, and often times, our daily is routine is out of whack, or completely lost, by this time in the break. All that said, most youth will be returning to school or childcare within the next week or … Read More