Parenting Children with ADHD during COVID-19

Parenting Children with ADHD during COVID-19

Need tips for parenting children with ADHD during COVID 19? Keep reading to find out how to keep your child on track with their goals! e are all having to adjust to the new normal during this pandemic.  It has halted and interrupted our schedules and the different routines in our lives. For parents with kids with ADHD, it can even be more challenging. Their children are going without the outlet of school and home easily becomes monotonous. Parenting Children with ADHD during COVID-19 The spread of COVID-19 has worked to create new guidelines that we are currently living by,…
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Finding The Best Child Psychologist For Your Family

Finding The Best Child Psychologist For Your Family

If you’re searching for a Child Psychologist, then you naturally want the best for your family. You want the top care for your child. You know how vital it is for you to find not only some help but the right help. There is no way around this, and nor should there be: your Psychologist needs to be fully qualified. That means a Master’s Degree plus a Doctorate or professional training, plus an up-to-date license to practice. Ask how recent any training was, and if they have continued with training or professional development. You need to balance experience with contemporary…
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Mightier -The Emotional Regulation Tool for Autism

Mightier -The Emotional Regulation Tool for Autism

Are you looking for the best emotional regulation tool for autism? If so, Mightier is your answer! Keep reading to see how Mightier Emotional Regulation Games made a huge change in our family's life! Having three children on the autism spectrum, I understand the struggles of emotional regulation all too well.  Each of my children struggles greatly, with our youngest daughter having the hardest time.  Mightier’s biofeedback games help kids 6-14 build emotional regulation skills. She has learned countless tools but never can seem to apply them at the moment.   When we were invited to try out Mightier, I was…
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Clean Sleeping: Weighing in on the New Trend in Health

Clean Sleeping: Weighing in on the New Trend in Health

There's a new buzzword in the world of health and fitness — clean sleeping. Gwyneth Paltrow, an actress extraordinaire and proprietor of Goop, talked about clean sleeping and its benefits. What is clean sleeping? Clean sleeping doesn't mean ending your day by crashing on freshly laundered sheets and pillowcases — it is a lifestyle to improve your sleep so that you can function better in your waking hours. Weighing in on the New Trend in Health This wellness trend wants you to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep, drink enough water throughout the day, eat breakfast within half an…
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Weighted Blanket for Autism: What you need to know

Weighted Blanket for Autism: What you need to know

How does a weighted blanket work? Do weighted blankets help with autism? How does a weighted blanket help with sensory issues? How heavy should my weighted blanket be? Keep reading to answer all these questions about weighted blankets for autism! Weighted Blanket for Autism: What you need to know As a parent of a child with autism, chances are you have heard of using a weighted blanket. Many studies have confirmed that weighted blankets can help children and adults with autism. How do Weighted Blankets Help Autism? Weighted blankets use the power of Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation (DPTS). DPTS creates a calming…
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Coping with  Misunderstandings Due to Hyper-Focusing

Coping with Misunderstandings Due to Hyper-Focusing

Having four children, arguments happen often. Weekends and summers are when most of these happen. The whole "being stuck in the same house together" thing and all. Most of these arguments are a result of some type of misunderstanding. Though they have not lived a day apart, living in a neurodiverse family can prove challenging at times. Having three children with autism makes for humorous misunderstandings! So as you can imagine, disagreeing due to hyper-focusing happens quite often. Today was one of those days. Our son was napping for once (yeah me!), and the girls were all outside playing with…
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Find’em Scent Safe- Bringing Loved Ones Home Quicker!

Find’em Scent Safe- Bringing Loved Ones Home Quicker!

Having three autistic children, the worry of wandering is high.  While our oldest is not one to often elope, our two younger ones will.  We do use GPS devices for them, but sometimes that is not enough.  Electronics may work most of the time, but some variables can make them not as efficient.  They can be taken off, clothing attached can be removed, or battery/technology failures.  That is why I am so thankful to have found a game-changing product.  The Find’ Em Safe Scent allows families to collect and store uncontaminated scent samples.  Find’em Scent Safe- Bringing Loved Ones Home…
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Jade & Trubs: The Story of the Unadoptable Cat & an Autistic Child

Jade & Trubs: The Story of the Unadoptable Cat & an Autistic Child

Jade & Trubs - Mutual Rescue When it comes to animals, we all know they can offer a special bond with you like none other.  When it comes to disabilities, animals have been helping people in massive ways.  Whether a Seeing Eye dog for the blind, mobility assistance dogs or emotional support animals, people are understanding this bond more and more.  For autistic individuals, a bond with an animal can do wonders.  Such is the case with Jade & Trubs: The Story of the Unadoptable Cat & an Autistic Child “Adopting a pet can greatly benefit the lives of people…
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Helpful Tips for Reducing Morning Stress | Autism Parenting Advice

Helpful Tips for Reducing Morning Stress | Autism Parenting Advice

Helpful Tips for Reducing Morning Stress | Autism Parenting Advice Autistic children often struggle with getting ready in the morning. There is a lot of anxiety and choices to make for most children in the morning. For children with autism, routines are essential. But what is a parent to help their child in reducing morning stress? Sticking with morning routines for your kids can make all the difference in your and your child’s day. In particular, having a strategy for the morning that includes all of the necessities in a specific order can do worlds of good for getting your…
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Essential Guide to Weighted Blankets

Essential Guide to Weighted Blankets

Weighted blankets are used to combat specific sensory deficits or overload, along with several other mental health and emotional disorders. Those with chronic anxiety, depression, insomnia, autism, dementia, and attention deficit problems can benefit from using a weighted blanket. These unique blankets counteract these issues and aid in better rest periods and relaxation. This essential guide to weighted blanket answers several of the top questions asked. Many occupational therapists recommend weighted blanket therapy as part of an individual's daily routines. Children over two years of age may also benefit from switching to an appropriate sized and weighted blanket. These blankets…
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The Greatest Toys For Kids With Autism

The Greatest Toys For Kids With Autism

If you have a child that has autism, then you already understand the challenges that come along with it. You also understand that even though your child may seem different in many ways from other kids, at the end of the day, they are still a child like any other. They are unique, that is all, and an exceptional child needs special care with even more wonderful treatment and love. We love to see the look on any child’s face when they see a brand new toy handed to them. And for children with autism, being able to have toys…
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Auditory Processing Disorder Explained

Auditory Processing Disorder Explained

Auditory Processing Disorder Explained Auditory Processing Disorder or Central Auditory Processing Disorder is a disability in learning. A particular individual can hear sounds but has a difficult time or problem in processing them or putting them into words. Most common problems encountered by an individual who has this kind of disability are having difficulty in understanding the words that they hear and remembering what they hear. Others may see a similarity with Auditory Processing Disorder Treatment and ADHD, they are not the same at all. Children mostly are the ones who are experiencing treatment. They are hearing normally and have…
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Autism Vitamins| What are the best vitamins for Autism and ADHD

Autism Vitamins| What are the best vitamins for Autism and ADHD

Autism Vitamins | What are the best vitamins for Autism and ADHD Autism now affects 1 in 59 children in the United States.  With staggering numbers like these, its no wonder parents are currently searching for vitamins for autism and ADHD.  Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a developmental disorder with there being different levels of autism.  Autism refers to a broad range of conditions that affect a person’s social skills as well as speech and communication. It can also cause rigidity in behaviors, also known as repetitive behaviors. There are many different treatments available to help ease some…
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Neurocore’s Neurotherapy opens new avenues for treating mental disorders

Neurocore’s Neurotherapy opens new avenues for treating mental disorders

Neurotherapy (also known as neurofeedback) is a healthcare practice where electrical feedbacks from the brain are measured as waves and curated to help the brain learn to self-regulate. This practice involves using neurofeedback as a reward system for your mind to encourage it to learn. Nuerocore, a Brain Performance Center that runs eight facilities in Florida and Michigan have almost perfected this art. Through Neurotherapy, the brain is stimulated to learn through positive reinforcement, practice, and repetition. Studies have proven that this method is extremely effective as the brain can not only learn how to function efficiently but also be…
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Be Mightier Giveaway

Be Mightier Giveaway

Win a Mightier Starter Kit in the "Be Mightier" Giveaway! Mightier Giveaway - Emotional regulation games for kids! Enter for Your Chance to Win One (1) Mightier Starter Kit ($100 value!) - which Includes the Mighty Band, 3 months of proven curriculum, one coaching session, and 3 months of Club Mightier! About Mightier Mightier Bioresponsive games help kids 6-14 build skills to better manage their emotions (though it can benefit even adults!) Kids wear a Mighty Band heart rate monitor to see their emotions come to life on the screen. Games get more difficult as heart rate rises, challenging kids to…
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Comfitude Velvet Weighted Blanket Review

Comfitude Velvet Weighted Blanket Review

Weighted Blankets are the hot topic of the season this year! People are finding out the huge benefits of weighted blankets. Whether you are affected by anxiety, sleep issues, autism, adhd, or just really want to feel like you are sleeping in a hug, these weighed blankets are ideal! Today, check out our Comfitude Velvet Weighted Blanket Review. (Hint: I LOVED IT!) Comfitude Velvet Weighted Blanket Review Disclaimer: We received a Comfitude Velvet Weighted Blanket in a beautiful gray color for free, in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are my own, and true! Now that that is out…
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Bright Buddies: An Adorable Weighted Blanket & Plush for Autism

Bright Buddies: An Adorable Weighted Blanket & Plush for Autism

Bright Buddies: An Adorable Weighted Blanket & Plush for Autism Weight Blankets are all the craze right now, and rightfully so! We've been using weighted blankets for our autistic children for about a year now, and the results are undeniable! Weighted blankets for Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety are a perfect solution for anxiety, sleep issues, and calming down. Finally, there is super cute weighted blanket that comes with a match weighted plush! Enter Bright Buddies: An Adorable Weighted Blanket & Plush for Autism, ADHD, & SPD Bright Buddies: Weight Blanket & Weight Plush Combo When I was a little girl,…
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Why Sending My Son To A Residential School Was The Best Decision I Made

Why Sending My Son To A Residential School Was The Best Decision I Made

Why Sending My Son To A Residential School Was The Best Decision I Made Post written by Miriam Slozberg, Blogger at MomCrib My son, who is 14 years old, is not like the average teenager. Most 14-year-old boys are already thinking about dating, may still have an interest in collecting comic books, baseball cards, or anything else of that nature. They are also quite independent when it comes to walking to the closest store, or making their own microwavable dinners. Some even cook, and many like to hang out with their friends. My son is different. He still has a…
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How to Create a Calming Space for Your Autistic Child

How to Create a Calming Space for Your Autistic Child

Doll children background design with colourful letters spelling out Autism We all need a space to call out own, and that includes autistic children.  Every child is different but learning their sensory needs will help you create a perfect space.  No matter their sensory need, they can extremely benefit from a calming space to go relax and cool down in. We have one for each child in our house (well, the teen just has her room. But that makes her happy).  One of our spaces is an open closet transformed into a calming room, with calm lights, sensory tools, a…
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What is a Weighted Blanket – Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, & Insomnia!

What is a Weighted Blanket – Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, & Insomnia!

Weighted blankets, vests, and other similar devices are spread throughout our home.  Having three children with autism, sleep apnea, anxiety, ADHD diagnosis, these tools are priceless!  Soon after their diagnosis, I started hearing about deep pressure devices.  I began asking "what is a weighted blanket?" and "what are the benefits of a weighted blanket?" Our first deep pressure touch stimulation (DPTS) device was a weighted compression vest for our son.  The compression combined with the weights gave him the equivalent of a big hug the entire time he wore it!  It was great when he would wear it.  The problem was,…
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