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Unlock the Door to the Secret Society of Idioms

I hate to “let the cat out of the bag” or “turn you off,” but I “smell a rat” and I would like to...

Holidays are Over: Explore New Sensory Ideas

The bulk of holiday celebrations are over.  It is likely that the quantity of toys and stuff in your home has increased.  The children...

Is Lack of Sleep Making Your Anxious Kids Worse? How to...

Is lack of sleep making your anxious kids worse? Almost every anxious child I treat in my therapy practice has sleep issues. This is not a freaky...

5 Ways to Use Wrapping Paper for Sensory Diets

No matter what your faith tradition, it seems that at this is the time of year wrapping paper is ubiquitous. Instead of tossing your...

Festivity of Foods: Not for Kids with Anxious Moods

For many kids with anxious moods, holiday meals are nothing to celebrate.  Let's explore the anxious moods of Maddie, Anthony and Patty.  Discover tips...

How to Keep Kids Healthy During the Holiday Season

Along come the holidays and often a host of different illnesses along with them. When my children were young it seemed someone was always...

5 Holiday Visit Tips for Your Sensory Child

The end of the year provides many opportunities for holiday celebrations and gatherings. Although many of us would like to join in on the...

Want a Joyous Holiday Season? Mind those Sensory Needs

It’s getting closer and closer to that time! The holiday season is upon us.  The children are beginning to get excited about the wonder...

How to Help a Child Overcome Defecation Phobia

Children with defecation phobia form a vicious circle that often involves withholding a bowel movement for days followed by a bowel movement that would...

Holiday Gatherings: Sensory Kids Can Thrive

Years ago, having visitors in our home during the holiday season was a huge source of stress for my daughter.  It did not matter...