How to Organize a Candy Give-Back During the Pandemic

Setting up a Candy Give-Back encourages your patients to drop-off a portion of their Halloween candy at your office, which will then be donated to deployed troops, veterans, and first responders by Operation Gratitude, in exchange for a fun prize.

7 day ago

Incentive Charts to Reinforce Behavior

How can we motivate children to promote positive behavior? One of my favorite tools to use is a tangible tracking system that identifies the behavior we want to see.

25 day ago

What’s in Your Distraction Bag?

Today I’m sharing what is in my distraction bag. Some items are appropriate for infants, some for teenagers, and there’s something for everyone in between.

25 day ago

Kid Friendly Decals and Murals

When you’re unable to convince your hospital admin team to agree on a new remodel of your hospital (I wish!), wall murals and decals are easy, affordable and will quickly change the vibe of your office space, hallway, waiting room or treatment room.

25 day ago

Treat Your Patients to Reverse Trick-or-Treat

In a perfect world kids would be at home and not inpatient at a hospital, Child Life Specialists with the help of SmileMakers are certainly the groups to take a difficult situation and make it so much better.

26 day ago

Beating the End of Summer Heat

It’s been a hot summer across the country this season. As we all look for ways to beat the heat even as we wait anxiously for the first signs of fall, you can help your patients cool off with customizable swag.

1 month ago