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Sleep - Sensory

Calm Your Child’s Brain to Foster Healthy Sleep

Sleep, or lack there of, is a common complaint for many parents of children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  Since the day we brought our daughter home from the hospital, she has had trouble...

Plan Ahead to Reduce Anxiety

One of the most common problems associated with the various isms that children may have is - anxiety. Sure, a little anxiety is normal, most kids can be anxious about things. The difference is...

Six Steps for Handling Aggression and Meltdowns

Do you remember the horrific story of Alex Spourdalakis with his severe aggression and meltdowns? Alex's story really hit home because our family has experienced a hell similar to the one they were living. It's hell...

Address Trauma in Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Nine year old James had been in a car accident with his father.  Shortly after the accident, James started experiencing negative intrusive thoughts. James repetitively asks, "What if we’re driving and the car smashes into...

Childhood Anxiety: Learn to Dance the Tide

"Childhood Anxiety is treatable, but 80 percent of kids with a diagnosable anxiety disorder are not getting treatment, according to the 2015 Child Mind Institute Children’s Mental Health Report.  Anxiety is a normal part of...

The Five Point Scale – It’s Impact on Self-Regulation

As an individual on the spectrum, I love using The Five Point Scale for self-regulation. I have used it numerous times, in many different situations. One aspect I love about The Five Point Scale...

Simple Yoga to Reduce Anxiety in Kids

Are your looking to reduce anxiety in your child?  Yoga is by far one of the most accessible, effective and low-cost anxiety reducing techniques available. Did you know that 1 in 8 children are diagnosed...

5 Tips to Help an Anxious Child Play their Favorite Sport

Nine-year-old Billy stood watching his town’s hockey team from the side-lines. Excitedly, he cheered on his friend Callum who was serving as  the team’s goalie. However, Billy noticed how Callum stopped trying to keep...

Don’t Forget to Pack a Social Backpack

From August to early September there were many articles on things parents can do to help prepare their sons and daughters for that return back to the classroom.  However, there are so many social...
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New School Year: Avoid the Assumption Trap

As the summer days come to an end, we are all thinking about the start to another school year. Parents are doing back to school shopping, talking with their children about the new school year,...