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Keeping the Child with Sensory Issues Safe

If you have a child with poor sensory registration and/or sensory seeking behavior, keeping him or her safe can be a challenge. Both poor body awareness, as well as overt sensory seeking, create potential...
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Sensory Thanksgiving Finger Play Song for Sensory Seekers

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with it, comes time for fun and feasting -- and, of course, opportunities to see old things in a new sensory-friendly way. As parents, we are always looking...

Encourage a Flexible Family Food Culture

I read House Rules: A Novel back when it was released. It’s my understanding that this was deemed a fiction.  It was based on the research performed by the author.  In the novel, the...

For Parents: Getting through the Diagnosis and the Day After

There was something different about Chris from the day he was born. I have always been told that he’s an “old soul,” but he missed every infant milestone: rolling over, sitting up, babbling, talking,...

What My Dream Self Is Trying To Tell Me

My kids have been in the principal’s office so much this week, I think I might have to add the man to our Christmas Card Photo!~ My Mama's Turn Now Blog Facebook status on...
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Have an Eloper? Solution to Keep Your Child Safe

Meg had locked the front door as she always had done to prevent her eloper - "escape artist" - 3 year old son from bolting to the great outdoors when she was not looking. ...

Mission 2013: Setting a Family’s Goals

Another year has passed, and now we start our journey through the next. This time of year many are considering their New Year’s resolutions. Some will make them happen, and some will once again...

One Mom’s Experience with Advocacy

Since I started my blog at Special-Ism, I have covered many topics. I have worn my heart on my sleeve and opened up to the world about some very personal experiences. Our latest challenge...

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...
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Is Your Child a “Class Clown” to Gain Acceptance?

We all want to be accepted and to have friends,  particularly at school but sometimes kids with special-isms are so socially different that they stand out from their classmates.  Standing out makes it much...