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...
Hi PWC Family!
Some of you may have already caught what’s going on with our Facebook posts the last 24 hours, but we wanted to make sure everyone is in the know about this amazing kiddo Levi who’s healing journey has led him to PWC this week!
Levi and his twin sister, Lainey, suffered a drowning accident on November 28th of last year. His incredible family has been on a healing journey ever since. Lainey has made a full and miraculous recovery, but Levi still is struggling through a “neurostorm” challenges… which is led him to PWC, which is our specialty as many of you know.
There is so much to this incredible story, and since PWC is such a supportive, empowering, and strong community… we’d love for you to catch up, keep track, and most importantly add Levi to your prayers !
One other reason we wanted to get this message out to you via our email, blog, text, and social media is to let...
This is a must read if you feel like your kiddo is constantly sick and you don't know why. If you're ready to see your child thrive, this story is for you!
"There is a saying in life that goes “one day we’ll look back at this and smile” and that very much applies to the story I’m about to tell you.
In 2015 at the tender age of 3, my oldest son, Colton, was diagnosed with “RSV” or restrictive airway disease. This diagnosis came after two long years of chronic sinus infections, coughs (which lasted months at a time) and restricted breathing, which, at it’s worst, landed us in the intensive care unit at a major hospital whose staff stood by - ready to perform an emergency throat trach as my son lie there, gasping for oxygen.
These are times that as a Mom are incredibly hard to relive. Even as I write the words of my story, the rush of fear, uncertainty and helplessness that I felt then come rushing back like taunting...
The "New Normal" is trending, as the cool kids say. It’s got to be the 3rd most said phrase behind the "Stay Home" and "Stay Safe" phrases. And I am in favor of the new normal. Here’s why. According to the CDC, currently of the children living in the United States:
9.4% have ADHD
1 in 54 have Autism (far higher in boys)
210,000 have Diabetes
The rate of Type 2 Diabetes increased by 21%
1 in 3 are Overweight
7.1% have been diagnosed Anxiety
Also as the kids say, WTH?
That’s our current normal.
That was the 'old' new normal before Covid, and do you think being locked at home without physical activity, sports, socializing, etc. has helped them eat healthier, get physically fit, and calm their ADHD and anxiety?
What we all know is that the last 2-3 months will have absolutely accelerated the chronic illness in kids "curve" even more, which is alarming and sad. Not sure what could be more news worthy either, but it barely...
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...