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The Ultimate List of Toys for Backyard Sensory Play

It’s summer…the kids are excited and the parents are wondering how am I going to entertain my kids all summer long. While we don’t want our kids glued to electronics all day, we also don’t feel like listening to them scream and fight because of boredom. When you throw having kids with sensory issues and/or ADHD into the mix, then you definitely want to find something that will keep them moving and getting plenty of physical activity. Your backyard is a great place to add some sensory play, allowing your kids to have fun while getting the movement and...

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A Fun Way to Practice Calming Strategies for Anxiety

There are hundreds of activities to help calm anxious children. From sensory bins to deep breathing exercises, calming strategies for anxiety can be a fun way to help kids avoid meltdowns. However, it can take kids, especially kids with extreme anxiety, a long time to learn and develop self-regulation skills. Note: This post contains affiliate links and ads. If you purchase anything from a link on my page, it helps to support the chickens, rooster, and hen of this blog. You can read my disclosure and privacy policy here. For kids with underdeveloped self-regulation skills, using calming strategies for anxiety...

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Is It REALLY OCD: The Misuse of the Term OCD

Most of us have heard it and some of us have even said it, “Oh…that’s my OCD.” And as a parent of a child medically diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for a split second I feel a glimmer of hope. Then I realize you aren’t talking about OCD, you are misusing the term OCD.   Note: This post contains affiliate links and ads. If you purchase anything from a link on my page, it helps to support the chickens, rooster, and hen of this blog. You can read my disclosure and privacy policy here. The misuse of the term OCD...

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Avoid Meltdowns When Telling Your Kids What To DO

Your kid is screaming at you, throwing things across the room, coming at you with hands flying and feet kicking simply because you told him it was time to turn off his game and come eat dinner. You told him how much time he would have. You set the timer. It warned him. You warned him. The timer went off. Now he’s beyond upset and you don’t know what to do. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Note: This post contains affiliate links and ads. If you purchase anything from a link on my page, it helps to support the chickens, rooster,...

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40 Things Parents of Kids with SPD Hate to Hear

Parenting is hard enough without getting unwanted advice others. Parenting kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and getting unwanted advice and suggestions from others is downright maddening. Note: This post contains affiliate links and ads. If you purchase anything from a link on my page, it helps to support the chickens, rooster, and hen of this blog. You can read my disclosure and privacy policy here. Sometimes these comments are made because others don’t understand SPD. Sometimes they are made because someone is really trying to offer some comfort. And sometimes others think that what they have to say might actually help you...

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Beat Buster – An OCD Role-Playing Game

Beat Buster is a role-playing game that teaches children diagnosed with OCD to boss back their OCD. It is customizable so that if focuses on your child’s compulsions. The game is fun and takes the anxiety out of this recommended step in therapy for OCD.

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UNWIRED is a customizable game to help children practice calming strategies to calm their anxious feelings.

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