After 12 years of caring for sensory and spectrum kiddos, and about 20 years of constantly reading and learning everything there is to know about them, I can tell you that they really struggle with three main elements of life that all start with the letter C.
In turn, when the right forms of care are applied, the right protocols and methods used, these “3C’s” drastically improve, thus greatly increasing the child’s quality of life. And we all know that when the child gets better with these 3 elements, life for the whole family gets better!
This article is not one meant to spell out the entire scientific mechanisms behind sensory and spectrum disorders (that’s what the Perfect Storm workshop does), but to sum that all up what we know is that these kids are very much locked into and “stuck” in a state of Sustained Sympathetic Dominance (SDS). The sympathetic system is the “gas pedal” side of the Autonomic Nervous...
Tackling a tough, real topic with today’s chat — HOW and WHY an infant or toddler can already have #sensory issues, and why we are seeing #anxiety and even depression in kids as young as 6 or 7 years old in today’s world.
Chiropractic and Homework
Anyone else feeling the homework crunch time?? The every single day homework struggle? What if I told you homework doesn't have to be a struggle? Maybe I shouldn’t be admitting this, but I don’t help much with homework. Addison is almost 12 and very self sufficient and I probably couldn't help her if I wanted to because she's above my grade level ability already. Oliver usually does all his homework with Addison checking his work afterwards. Yes, Addison is the double whammy of awesomeness in this equation. Unless you don't feel like being bossed around, that is not her strength. ;)
Does this homework magic that occurs have anything to do with me as a parent? Sure I'd like to think I'm out of this world killing this parenting thing! But then I have to remind myself the last time I went a full day killing it from start to finish was 2007. (You guessed it, when I became a parent). Truth is, I'm like most parents, busy as heck with...
Whether your child has been formerly diagnosed or not, this article will help you get a far better understanding of not just what the challenges with ADHD are (which you already well know, since you are living with it), but more importantly what's behind it all. We'll take a deep dive into common case history findings seen with ADHD-challenged kids over 11+ years of clinical practice, and also open the hood and dive a bit into the science and neurology behind it all.
There is so much misinformation and misunderstanding about ADHD, and while this article cannot address each and every element, we'll start with the foundations and work from there.
This article is for you if you have a child who is constantly moving, constantly sensory seeking, impulsive, and wound up... or as we like to call it, constantly stuck on the "gas pedal" and fight or flight side of the nervous system. We have nicknamed these kids "Raging Bull"...
How to find your voice:
Trust your mom gut! If you are just "not feeling" it there is a reason why and you should slow down and listen to your mom gut and intuition.
Ask questions! If you're not sure what to ask, check out our Delivered workshop, because we dive into so many pregnancy and birth related topics to give you a better guideline so you can ask your best questions.
Getting connected to like minded moms in your community can help so much too. When you find your tribe you'll know it! They will encourage you, support your vision and dreams, and give you confidence in your choices. I often say, that you need to surround yourself with people that support your visions and dreams, not question them. I promise, your tribe will ALWAYS be there for YOU!
No is an answer as well: