Hi folks, my guy (6) is back in school! Yay! But the noise and chaos of the environment is stressing him out. Boo! Kiddo's teacher has been great about outfitting the room with things to help him adjust (earmuffs, a trampoline, movement breaks), but he's still having a tough time dealing with the very different vibe of school. He wears a "huggy tee" most days, but I'm curious about weighted vests. Does anyone have any feedback on them to share?
Im very frustrated because his PCP didnt give us any sort of information. I understand it isnt her area of expertise but it would have been nice to be offered some support or resources.
My 3 1/2 year old daughter has always had a sound sensitivity, especially to sudden loud noises. If she knows what they are or anticipates them coming, she is sometimes okay with them (she used to not at all tolerate the garbage disposal, for instance. Now, so long as we tell her we're going to turn it on-- and we've gotten so we imitate the motor noise with our lips and she thinks it's funny--she won't act distressed. Still not a fan automatic toilets in public stalls, the vacuum or blender… read more
My son has an evaluation but its almost 2 months away. Not sure if it us backed up because of covid or its normal. I myself have very bad anxiety though and I hate that im going to have to wait so long
I worry a lot because a lot of our kiddos have less than perfect immune systems. Have any of your kids gotten covid? Did they handle it okay?
We’re talking about leaving NY in the next few years and Vermont could make our list. Anyone have opinions or stories to share? What school districts are best/worst? My guy would be around 5th-6th grade at the time of our move. Thanks for your help!!
My brother who has ADHD hoards newspapers, articles, all types of reading items where it takes up rooms in his house instead of furniture Has anyone had success w/ stopping the hoarding ?
My youngest needs a spacer for his upper teeth. There is not enough room in there so the adult teeth are either in the wrong place or have no space to come out. To spare him a future of surgeries and pain, they said a spacer now at 10 would be beneficial for him. My concern is will he be able to tolerate it given the sensory input. Has anyone had their kiddos get one? Was it a terrible experience? Did they tolerate it or tried to take it out? I want to avoid future surgeries, I know that… read more
I've had 2 instances where someone got into my personal space and they were uninvited to. What could I do or how can I prevent it from happening ? When it happens,I'm left feeling invaded and uneasy