SensorRecently I hosted a parent/child play group at my children’s daycare, the topic was activities that incorporate all the senses. I thought I’d post the list here. It is very important that ALL children get many opportunities to explore each...Continue Reading
What’s Getting in the Way of Your Child’s Sleep?
So many kids have a hard time falling and staying asleep. There are many things that can be getting the in way of a good night’s rest. Hopefully I can give you some tips on helping your child get to...Continue Reading
Sensory Room Must Haves
So many kids have sensory issues. They process sensory input in different ways than most people. Most of us have sensory preferences, we like spicy food, or to sleep with our feet outside of the blankets. For most of us...Continue Reading
Target has weighted blankets!!
Did you know you can now get weighted blankets at Target?? Target has many sensory related items. This store really has everyone in mind! Get your weighted blanket here (picturefromTargetwebsite) They also have fidget cubes and other sensory toys. Get...Continue Reading
Just Sit Still!
One of the most common problems I hear kids getting in trouble for is for having too much energy & not being able to sit still. It frustrates me so much that kids get in so much trouble and there...Continue Reading
How to Show Empathy to Your Young Child
Young kids can be dramatic. This is not a news flash to anyone that has been around them. Sometimes their reactions seem way over the top. Often parents and caregivers try to distract them out of these feelings. We try...Continue Reading
Stay Calm And Pray On
In less than 2 weeks my oldest will be going off to intermediate school. I’m starting to get nervous. I am dreading the possibility of getting phone calls from the school telling me that he’s having a hard time. I...Continue Reading
The Things You Celebrate When Your Child Has Mental Health Issues
There are a lot of things that make parenting a child with invisible special needs difficult. Besides all the mental and physical exhaustion, extra doctors appointments and therapy sessions, we are just parents that want the best for our kids....Continue Reading
He Could Do It If He Wanted…Why Kids Struggle, Sometimes
One thing that really irritates me is that so many people say things like, “He’s just not trying hard enough! I know he can do this if he wants to! He did just fine yesterday, why is he choosing to...Continue Reading
When The Meds Wear Off
If you have a child that takes medication for mental health issues, you may dread those hours without medication. The time in the morning before they kick in and the evening hours when they wear off. I mean no disrespect...Continue Reading