Holidays

Holiday Stress

Holidays Without Stress: How to Make the Holidays Work for Your Family

We’re not that different from Pavlov’s dogs, who famously drooled at the sound of a bell that had been associated with food. Triggers in our environment cue us to engage in certain behaviours. This...

Vision Boards – Creative Goal Setting with Kids

The kids are off to school soon and a new year is upon us. What to do now that the presents are all opened? How about making a vision board with your kids? A...
Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving and Isms? 5 Last Minute Tips

Happy Thanksgiving! Or is it? As usual, the holiday season is coming upon us very fast.  With the holiday rush comes extra stress in the household. Moms and dads are busy with the regular routine...

Celebrate Holidays and Vacations with Success

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy 4th of July!  Certainly want to thank all those who have served the USA and realize that freedom isn't free! As I was contemplating on what to...

Managing Expectations and Reactions During Visits and Gift Exchange

There are several occasions when we are expected to give and receive gifts, with Christmas being one of the most obvious. At these times, often parents and children are judged for their "poor" child...
Thanksgiving Dinner

Prepare Kids with Isms for Holiday Dining

Imagine being a school-age child with sensory sensitivities and food allergies. It’s probably pretty difficult to navigate an ordinary day full of classroom and hallway noise, the smells of the cafeteria, the shouts and...

Sensory Motor Holiday Gift Suggestions

When you have a child with specific sensory and/or motor needs, it is important to keep these in mind when shopping for holiday gifts.  I still remember spending money I did not have...

Holiday Gifts to Share with Your Community

As the holidays approach, gifts and shopping are at the top of many of our "to do" lists. Let's take an expanded look at the idea of gifts from a less commercial perspective. Although...
trick or treat

Tips for a Fun, Comfortable and Safe Halloween

Halloween is a great holiday because kids love dressing up and eating the candy, BUT, all that goes with it was not so great for me as a kid. I could have certainly lived...
Mother's Day Chloe Rothschild

A Mother’s Day Letter to Moms of Kids with Isms

I want to dedicate this letter to my mom and both of my grandmas for this and all future Mother's Day.  I love you all so much, and could not do everything that I...