Written By: Green Crunchy Mother “And if those children are unresponsive, maybe you can’t teach them yet, but you can love them. And if you love them today, maybe you can teach them tomorrow.” ― Jeffrey R. Holland As a special needs mum, this famous quote by Jeffrey R. Holland has so much meaning to… Read More What to do When Plan B is Required
Written By: Green Crunchy Mother Affiliate Disclosure: This post does not contain any affiliate marketing links. The links used in this post are for information purposes only, I am not making a profit. I am about to get very real and honest in this post, people often ask me: “How do you avoid the triggers,… Read More How I (Try) To Avoid Triggers in Our Autism World
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother The truth is, I’ve been struggling a lot lately. It’s not a topic that many of us special needs parents wish to discuss with anyone, especially at a party. It’s not a pretty subject and I’ve discovered that it makes many people feel uncomfortable. I am generally not very… Read More The Isolation I feel as Special Needs Parent
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother Our middle son was almost eight years old when he was diagnosed with high functioning autism. Since he was a baby, we have lived with constant meltdowns and temper tantrums. Since a very young age, he would scream and cry for hours at a time and was not consolable.… Read More What is a Meltdown Anyway?
Written by: The Green Crunchy Mother We have learned to adapt our daily routines according to the needs of Xavier and Liam. They both have been diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder. Xavier’s diagnosis was given by a psychologist. Liam received his diagnosis by an Occupational Therapist. What is Sensory Integration Disorder? Sensory Integration Disorder: It… Read More A Typical day: Living With Sensory Integration Disorder
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother Our journey with the gluten-free, dairy- free diet came to life when Xavier started Kindergarten. At the time, Xavier was five years old. We received a phone call early in the school year from his teacher. She wanted to meet with us to discuss Xavier’s peculiar behaviors that he… Read More My Personal Experience With The Gluten-Dairy Free Diet-Living With Sensory Integration Disorder
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother Disclaimer: If none of these strategies are working for you, and you are not feeling any better, please consult with a medical professional. I have a confession to make. As a special needs parents, I can get really, really tired and discouraged. Some days, I feel no one comprehends… Read More How To Implement Self Care Into Your Day As A Special Needs Parent