It's a pretty accepted general rule that parents tend to run a bit closer to empty on the old gas tank. Then take that whole parenting thing, and apply the Perfect Storm layers of added stress to it where parents of children with autism, sensory challenges, anxiety, ADHD, chronic immune challenges, and special needs are flat out exhausted 24/7 trying to keep up.
There are so many doctors, specialists, and therapy appointments... mixed in with all the special diets, detoxes, and 294 supplements you're supposed to give your child each day.
We get it parents - you’re exhausted.
And you're also confused . Where does someone even start with 783 options and recommendations from one post in one Facebook Group?
We see it on your faces, in your posture, and on your HRV scans in the office.
We get you. We feel you. We got you. And, we have a plan!
Out of all the things you've researched , read , and...
This Back to School Transitions topic is something we normally talk about and support our community with in August to September time frame, but as we all know too well… the last year has been anything but normal.
And with most of our kids recently making their way back to at least some form of in-person learning (YAY!!!), we wanted to launch a ‘Series’ of helpful emails, blogs, posts, and videos over the next few weeks to help your family have as smooth of transition back to school as possible !
This first post will really lay out 3 Steps to Smoothing Back to School Transitions overall, and then each subsequent one over the next week or two will dive deeper into each of those 5 Steps!
𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥 𝙊𝙣𝙚 - 𝘾𝙖𝙡𝙢 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛
Our kids feed off our energy and emotions like nothing else. If you think their friends and teachers are influential in their life, try being you! ;)
As parents we’ve seen an absolute “surge” of stress from the...
Dear Mom & Dad,
It's the time of year when you start dreading the allergies, coughs and contagious sniffles that just never seem to go away. Let's just get real for a minute and talk about the green gook, watery eyes, lingering cough and sores throats. They are miserable symptoms that put stress on everyone in the family.
From missed school days to sleepless nights, your entire family is EXHAUSTED!
You're tired of standing in the drugstore aisle deciding what to buy... 4 hour relief? 12 hour relief?
What if you could find relief for MORE than 12 hours? What if the relief had no warning labels and could stop the cycle of getting one cold that leads to the sore throat that leads to the cough that never seems to go away?
We would love to treat you to appetizers and drinks while we answer all questions KICK THE SICK once and for all for your family! We have teamed up with Well-Rooted Pediatrics to dive deep into reasons for stress on the nervous system, inflammation in the gut,...
Dear Parents (aka newly minted Teachers, Therapists, and Counselors),
We know it’s an extra stressful and difficult time for your family right now with the Covid-19 shut down. No one likes the challenges we all face right now, but families with sensory-challenged children are really feeling it.
On top of all the regular challenges faced each day by Sensory, Anxiety, and ADHD kiddos… now they’re missing that consistent structure of school, supportive therapies, regular social engagement, and just overall are on an upside-down routine each and every day.
It’s stress on top of stress.
Everyone is feeling it. Emotional and behavioral outbursts on the regular for both the kids and honestly, parents too. It’s not easy.
We’d like to at least make it easier to get the help you need. We have always offered our monthly Perfect Storm Parent Workshop live and in-person, but of course right now that’s off the table as well.
Therefore Dr. Tony and our...
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...