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Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.
Many families that I work with who have children affected by Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) often struggle with how to explain their child’s “behaviors” to family members, friends, teachers, and other children. SPD, like many, developmental differences is “hidden.” Kids don’t wear signs that they have it and often how children communicate their challenges is read as a “behavior problem.”
A child’s brain, gifted with academic talents or not, isn’t yet developed enough to self-regulate intense negative emotion on it’s own. When feelings get big, the ability to listen to logic or make decisions gets small (or nonexistent) for many kids.
Commit to showing up, being aware, owning your sh*t, and practicing self regulation. This is the best gift you can give to your children.