When Things Don’t Feel Right. Your Toddler and Sensory Processing

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a disorder of the sensory systems.  Basically, things don’t feel right.  SPD can effect any or all of the sensory systems.  These include the systems that govern vision, hearing, touch, taste, smell, balance and motor function.  SPD can be a symptom of a larger disorder, such as autism, or itRead more

What Your Child Really Thinks About Haircuts.

Getting a haircut should be an easy thing.  Most even like the experience.  But it can be really tricky for toddlers and preschoolers and the reason is simple: They think it will hurt.     Top things NOT to say when prepping your child for a haircut (along with your child’s thoughts): It’s like cuttingRead more

A Social Story: Getting A Haircut

Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences.  You can modify this one, about getting a haircut, to fit the needs of your child.  Have fun with it!  Draw illustrations together or google images of children getting haircuts if you want to add a visual.  These stories work well with most children and weRead more

Your Child Can Do Hard Things.

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Perseverance.  We all want to see our children conquer an obstacle, clear a hurdle, and stick to it, even if it’s hard.Read more