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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...

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...

Headaches on the Rise in Children: Explore Solutions

An increasing number of children are presenting to emergency rooms and being admitted to hospitals with a complaint of headaches.  Medical records, of patients...

Sensory Strategies for Holiday Dinners

The word Holiday alone brings up a wide variety of emotions. For some, feelings of joy, cheer, peace, and relaxation fill their bodies. For...

Avoid Outbursts: Teach Children Emotional Control

When my son, JJ, was 16 years old, he was suspended from high school for his impulsive behavior. His peers seemed to know what...

Six Tips to Ease Your Child into Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a frenetic time of year that may overshadow the “Hallmark” moment we all try to make of it  In fact, for...