We work. We succeed. We cheer! And then…new behaviors pop up. Or old behaviors reemerge.
Just when you think the oral fixation is a thing of the past it returns with a vengeance. Yep, that’s my kid right there…licking the stairs!
Thought you’d conquered that auditory defensiveness? Joke’s on you. Now he can’t watch a show without his hands covering his ears. …continue reading
With a typical kid you can read parenting magazines and books. You can look up tips on how to deal with X, Y, and Z. One of the most difficult (and at the same time most wonderful) things about our Sensational kids is that they are so unique. You really have to follow your instincts and let them guide you. Being the mom of a child with SPD I have learned to ditch traditional advice and parent my son in a way as unique as he is.
When I first decided to ditch the milestone checklists and advice column mumbo jumbo it was freeing. I felt empowered listening to my own instincts. When my son misbehaved I couldn’t follow the traditional advice of putting him in time-out, because that only intensified the behavior. …continue reading