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6 Signs You Have A Spirited Child… And 3 Things You Can Do About It!

All children have moments of being difficult and challenging; but some children are just MORE. I think of a spirited child as a child who is MORE intense, energetic, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the “average” child. Many times, these children are identifiable from birth, starting out as what are sometimes called […]

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Best Preschool Toys for Your Christmas List – Recommendations from a Pediatric Occupational Therapist

I am a pediatric occupational therapist. What that means is I help to facilitate a child’s occupation: to play. Isn’t that amazing? A child’s job is literally to play. When you break down “play”, there are lots of skills that go into it. The skills I help my clients develop are gross and fine motor in […]

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Halloween Scares for the Sensory Sensitive

Fight, Flight, and Fright; Halloween for the Sensory Sensitive Child

Halloween night truly awakens the senses; the cool, crisp air hitting your face and the sound of the leaves crunching underfoot thundering in your ears. The streetlamp ahead flickers as it struggles to light your way. In the distance, a dog barks at the unexpected creatures passing by. A swarm of smells tickles your nostrils; […]

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Being The Mean Mommy: When (And How) To Discipline Someone Else’s Kid

We’ve heard it a zillion times: “it takes a village!”   But does this philosophy apply to collaborative discipline when the kid acting out is not our own?  It’s a touchy subject, for sure, but one that begs for etiquette answers amidst a culture with no clear guidebook. The good news is that from a […]

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