Richard Abbe’s Blog

Fostering Independence in Children

Fostering Independence in Children

Children crave increased independence with each new developmental stage. The child who once clung to Mom or Dad for security now believes their parents are old or uncool. Part of the parental job description includes fostering growth and independence while maintaining...

New Holiday Tradition Ideas for 2020

New Holiday Tradition Ideas for 2020

This holiday season has been completely different from years past. Everyone gathering around the dinner table virtually, exchanging gifts through the mail, and holiday parties on Zoom. It's no secret that the pandemic has transformed the way that people are living...

Strengthening Family Bonds During Pandemic

Strengthening Family Bonds During Pandemic

Families have been spending more time together than ever before during the pandemic. Parents working from home and children learning from home coupled with canceled sports and hobby activities means families are together often. Though this is a scary time for many...

NYC Halloween Fun for the Family

NYC Halloween Fun for the Family

Although this Halloween may look a little different, there is still plenty of fun to be had for families in the New York City area. Many activities can still safely be done if the proper precautions are taken. Check out these fun Halloween activities with your family...

Camping Tips for a Young Family

Camping Tips for a Young Family

The fall is a wonderful time to take a camping trip. The leaves are changing and the cool October air is perfect for sitting around a campfire. With that said, camping with young children can be a blast while also being a challenge at the same time. The key to getting...

Family Fun: Fall Activities for the Family

Family Fun: Fall Activities for the Family

Fall is just around the corner, bringing crisp autumn breezes, colorful leaves, and plenty of pumpkins. It's arguably the best weather for spending time outside with family. Check out our favorite fall activities featuring fresh air. Decorate jack-o'-lanterns Although...

Family Fun: Fall Craft Ideas

Family Fun: Fall Craft Ideas

As summer comes to an end get the whole family involved in making these awesome autumn crafts for every occasion! Spiders made brighter You can craft simple, spooky jar lights with items from the dollar store. Fill a clear glass jar with cotton balls and plastic...

Summer Camp Alternatives

Summer Camp Alternatives

With a worldwide pandemic going on it may be hard to figure out summer plans for your children. Whether you don’t feel comfortable sending them to camp, or they're completely canceled there are so many things you can do. Now is the time to get creative and introduce...

Traveling with Children: 101

Traveling with Children: 101

Everyone dreams of traveling before having children, but for many, that doesn’t end up being the case. There is only so much traveling that can be done before you start your family. Although it won’t be as easy as traveling alone and only having to worry about your...

Can Your Children Benefit from Music Therapy?

Can Your Children Benefit from Music Therapy?

Music is a truly powerful thing. Certain songs have the ability to transport us back to where we were the first time we ever heard it, reminding us of a specific time in our life. Other songs can bring up old memories we have of a special person. Music is able to give...