He doesn’t need to “get better”…

There are two things not to say to a parent of a child with sensory processing disorder or any other invisible issue that doesn’t manifest in a way that can be seen “physically”… “He looks fine, though” & “so when will he get better?” Both have been said to me recently. Both were well meant […]

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What not to say to a child with sensory processing disorder…

I plan to write another post about sensory processing disorder, what it is, how it affects children, and their families, and lives, and how we work around coping with it, actually it will probably be several posts, come to think of it.  This is a brief post, with some pointers for those people who don’t […]

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Let’s not mess around with bedtime…

As I write this, I wonder if we will ever have a time when we are not talking about sleep, or how to make it happen. We are very grateful for the sleep we are now getting, and that our boy is sleeping through the night (please read our other posts on sleep if you […]

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Yup, I medicate my kid… 

I do. I medicate him! That’s shocking, isn’t it? What’s even more shocking is that I medicate him so he will go to sleep. I’m such an awful, terrible, selfish mother, aren’t I?  There. The truth is out. Judge away. Judge a lot.  Lecture me on how I should do bedtime, and ask me if […]

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My Wild Ones – Days out with SPD take a bit of managing.

Matthew has a mild form of Sensory Processing Disorder. It causes him issues with sensitivity to noise, new environments, crowds, busy places, and places he is not sure he feels comfortable in. This can make planning a day out with him, that little bit more challenging. I tend to avoid going to places we haven’t […]

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