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Sensory Processing Disorder 101 – An Easy Intro to a HUGE Challenge for Kids

I discovered the term sensory processing disorder many years ago when my oldest was exhibiting sensory processing issues. At the time, I began to learn as much as I possibly could about sensory integration and brain development.  Let me begin by saying that I am a parent and a Montessori-trained teacher. I write to share …

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How to Parent an Intense Child in Today’s World

Over the years I have learned a great deal about various child & parent therapies, how to parent a child with anxiety, how to parent a child with anger, and I have had many experiences with my extreme child that afford me an education that I feel I must impart. My child is not on the …

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Ideas to Teach & to Learn Emotional Regulation

I started an authentic parenting workshop this week. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, honestly. Much like “mindful parenting”, I feel “authentic parenting” is thrown around in a way that doesn’t put many of us on the same page.  Do you feel that way, too? My guess is you probably have and that you …

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4 Ah-Ha Moments in Parenting a Child with Extreme Behaviors

This post describes four of my biggest a-ha moments of parenting a child with extreme behaviors including anxiety and anger. I know that many, many parents are struggling, dealing with, or trying to manage a child with these extreme behaviors. I’ve been in this sensory processing journey for about six years now, and I have …

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Is Your Child Having Trouble with Friends? Try this Approach.

I plopped myself down on my bed, my husband sitting in a chair on the opposite side of the room.  Tears filled my eyes and I began to express concern and worry for my son. This particular day had been a difficult one. He had trouble getting along with a friend, and it didn’t end well. …

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