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Too Many Toys Overstimulate a Child

I’ve heard this phrase. I was aware of it. I figured we had mostly gotten around it. Our floor is usually dotted with various stuffed animals, books, and occasionally an activity or two (those usually get put away)- but we … Continue reading

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Potty Training

I’ve talked a little bit about potty training here already. When our toddler was about 8 months old, we tried Elimination Communication. It was an immediate success, I was delighted and ego-ful. Then, mere months later, our baby who was … Continue reading

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Getting It

We finally had a meeting with an occupational therapist last week. It was exactly what we had needed since our toddler was 2 months old. We finally spoke to someone who Got It. Someone who was familiar with kids like … Continue reading

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Is It My Fault?

I think this is something that comes into theĀ  minds of most parents when they’re having their child evaluated for special needs. Is it my fault? Is it something I did? There’s a deep fear that maybe we’re just bad … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Vinegar can’t do everything (but it sure does a lot)

I talked a few months ago about my adventures in going without shampoo/conditioner. I’m still going strong- a light, dilute (1 tbsp/cup) apple cider vinegar spray and rinsing with water, occasionally I use aloe before bed because my scalp tends … Continue reading

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An(other) Update

I mentioned two months ago about how our toddler was supposed to be getting evaluated. Well, our toddler finally was evaluated a little over a week ago. It went… interestingly. On paper, kiddo isn’t delayed enough to meet their requirements, … Continue reading

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“Ready”

Parenting involves a lot of work around “readiness”. And there’s good reason for that. Ultimately, if a kid isn’t developmentally ready for something- no rewarding, pleading, punishing, nagging, or anything else will be able to make it happen. The problem? … Continue reading

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