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5 Steps to Help a Child with Unwanted Thoughts

Most children experience ‘bad’ thoughts but easily disregard them. However, some children and teenagers pay too much importance to their unpleasant thoughts and become fearful that a loved one will be harmed, or that...

What is “Stimming” and Why is it Important?

Does your child frequently rock, bob their knee, make annoying humming noises, squint or smell strange things that he shouldn't?  These behaviours are forms of sensory stimulation or otherwise referred to as  stimming and...

What is Self-Regulation? Self-Regulation and Me!

Today I would like to talk about self-regulation, because I feel it is a very important topic. Once a person learns how to self-regulate, their life will become a lot easier. But first, I am...

How to Make the Transition to Middle School with an IEP a Little Easier

For the past few months I have been waking up in cold sweats at night over the realization that my baby boy will be graduating from elementary  and entering middle school. Just when we...
special interest

A Special Interest: An Obsession or a Tool?

We all have things that we love to think and talk about.  For example, Chris enjoys to talk about his love for Disney World and Wine.  Ok, they are two very different things but...
Coffee with Younger Self

4 Lessons I’d Share with My Younger Self over Coffee

Important Lessons... Yep. I was THAT kid. You know, the one who loved every single thing about school. From day one, I was the desk-straightener, the eraser-beater, the paper-hander-outer. I vividly remember meeting our student...
initiation struggles

Initiation Struggles: Procrastination, Opposition, or Overwhelm?

The assignment has been given. The homework is spread out on the dining room table. The chores have been charted and explained…..5 times. And yet, your child doesn’t move. What’s up?  Why is your...
Inspiration for Kids

Inspire Kids – The Story of a Tiny Frog who Didn’t Listen

Once upon a time, there was an ambitious group of tiny frogs who arranged a climbing competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tree. A huge crowd of frogs...
Five Point Scale

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...

Tips to Help Develop Time Awareness

Getting a handle on time awareness can be a tough challenge for someone with ADHD or other isms. Even with medication, children and adults with ADHD have a difficulty sensing time in the standard way. ...