The Most Difficult Lesson I’ve Had To Learn: Letting Go Is Hard To Do
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The Most Difficult Lesson I’ve Had To Learn: Letting Go Is Hard To Do

“I’m stuck, Mommy!“ My youngest looked down at me from the top of the tree, paralyzed with fear, clinging to the one branch he was sure would hold him. “Honey, if you got up there, you can get back down,” I said. “No,” he cried. “You don’t understand. I can’t let go. I can’t do…

Accommodating My Child’s Sensory Processing Disorder
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Accommodating My Child’s Sensory Processing Disorder

Accommodating my child’s sensory processing disorder is a daily concern. This is how we help him and accommodate his needs. I pushed against the coffee Keurig with almost all my weight, while my glorious cup of coffee brewed. When I stepped away, my friend asked, “Why do you do that?” I looked at her, blinking…

5 Ridiculously Easy Activities That Helped My Dyslexic Child Learn To Read
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5 Ridiculously Easy Activities That Helped My Dyslexic Child Learn To Read

Helping my dyslexic child learn to read was one of the most challenging and rewarding things in my life. I wrote this post almost five years ago, when we were making the transition to hands-on, out of the box learning.  Maybe you are in the same place I was back then, trying to figure it…

Moms Of Children With Differences: It’s Difficult, But It Doesn’t Mean You’re Doing it Wrong
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Moms Of Children With Differences: It’s Difficult, But It Doesn’t Mean You’re Doing it Wrong

Moms of children with differences often blame themselves when things are hard. The truth is sometimes things are really difficult, but it doesn’t mean you are doing it wrong.  He threw the book and stomped off to his room. “Don’t you understand?” he yelled, clearly frustrated. “I have dys-A-lexia!” As he slammed the door, I…

One Of The Most Difficult Parts Of Sensory Processing Disorder: Bathing
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One Of The Most Difficult Parts Of Sensory Processing Disorder: Bathing

It’s hands down, one of the most difficult parts of my son’s sensory processing disorder: Bathing. My son has never been one for baths. It was evident from the start. When he was just a couple of weeks old, he was admitted to a children’s hospital. He was desperately ill, and no one knew why….