Blog Tag: parenting

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Make Homework Space Sensory-Friendly

Ready to set homework up for success in your household? Maybe, it is back to school time? Alternatively, are you looking for a homework boost? Make homework space sensory-friendly and create a positive homework experience. In particular, for students of any age, sensory sensitivity or sensory overload contribute to homework distress. Anxiety, stress, frustration and

Infographic highlighting 10 sensory-friendly greetings.

Use Sensory-Friendly Greetings To Manage Your Child’s Sensory Overload

Does your child run and hide when guests arrive at your home during the holidays? Maybe your child cries when a long-lost relative goes to hug them. Does your child shy away and become silent when greeted by holiday guests? If these scenarios resonate with you, then you may be worried about how your child

Children and camp counsellor smiling at outdoor camp sitting on ground in forest.

What to Pack for a Sensory-Friendly Camper

Summer is almost here. Are you thinking about summer camp for your child? For many children, day and overnight camps are a huge part of their summer. However, if your child has sensory sensitivities, sending them to camp may seem daunting. Children with sensory challenges feel overwhelmed by sensory-rich events or locations. A sensory-rich event

Young girl watering a plant in her backyard.

6 Steps to a Sensory-Friendly Backyard

Have you thought of creating of a sensory-friendly backyard? You might still be sticking close to home due to COVID-19. As a result, are you searching for things to do at home with your family? On the other hand, it might be difficult to find sensory-friendly events or locations in your community right now. Oftentimes,

Young girl posing wearing sensory-friendly jumper from Chantilly Comfort Wear..

What Does Sensory-Friendly Clothing Mean?

Does your child have difficulty finding comfortable clothing? Maybe you do yourself? People with sensory sensitivity may find certain clothes itchy, heavy or tight. Furthermore, this contributes to sensory overload. Did you know that sensory-friendly clothing is a solution? What is sensory-friendly clothing? Sensory-friendly clothing is designed for people with sensory sensitivities. Moreover, it has

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The Best Books on Sensory Disorders for Parents

Many parents seek out sensory books for special needs children. In addition, many parents look for sensory books for autism.  Furthermore, many parents wonder if their child is a ‘sensory kid.’ They look for books on sensory disorders. While there is a link between autism and sensory, many children simply have a sensory disorder. There

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Sensory Kids: Getting Back to Normal

The time we will be considered to be ‘back to normal’ oftentimes seems so far away. But what resources are in place to help you transition your kids back into school after Coronavirus has passed for example?  Or back to normal after summer holidays?  Christmas break?  Especially your child with a sensory disorder?  There are

Child engaging in a sensory friendly obstacle course indoors.

Sensory Kids: Indoor Activities for Kids

Due to the global pandemic, many parents got caught between a kid and a workspace.  Indoor activities for kids were needed to keep them busy, engaged, and safe! Furthermore, pandemic or not, it is always helpful to have some ideas on hand as parents. In January 2020, I decided to leave my full-time job in

Father Nick and son Vince smiling.

Being an Autism Dad: A Fathering Autism Story

Being an autism dad As a child, I remember playing in the mud. A lot. As a teenager, I remember listening to music. Probably louder than I should have been. Children and adolescents learn about their environments because their brains get input from all their senses.  Fathering autism has made me live that differently. For us neurotypical

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Darian’s Story: Celebrate Success

Darian’s story is about how Darian and his mother taught me an important lesson.  That everyone should be given the opportunity to be celebrated. For many years, I worked with children and their families.  And, for many years with autistic children. Over 20 years ago, I piloted a school readiness group with a colleague.  We

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