Ever feel overwhelmed with stress? Or Ever have your eye twitch? Or You couldn't sleep because your stress was keeping you up? Me too. In this quick tip video I share an easy, simple, yet POWERFUL way for you to get rid of stress. It works for me and I know it can work for you.
Have you ever known people who seemed overly dramatic? The ones who are always having a crisis in their life. Or perhaps they are very negative. Maybe the ones who you can never tell what type of mood they will be in or swing from happy to sad. I have. For the most part I have either distanced myself or minimized my contact from "those" people. Society tells us they are toxic to our well being and to filter what we expose ourselves too. I have even made posts about putting on your filter and being very selective about what you expose yourself too.
Taking care of a special needs child is extra hard. Our bandwidth to keep up with all the day to day stuff, plus help our kids can become easily overloaded. One of the biggest things we have tried to do is to SIMPLIFY. And, that not just physical stuff. We have taken a hard look at everything in our life. In this video I share exactly what it means to simplify.
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It is vital that you get to a real understanding of what is going on with your child. Tracking is the FASTEST way to do it. Waiting on professionals doesn't stop the turmoil in your house today, leaving you feeling helpless. Tracking gives you the knowledge of what you can do right now to bring calm to your home. In this video I share why tracking is so important and what it can do you for.
Watching a child having a panic attack is heartbreaking. So much stress, fear, and anxiety for such young individuals. We have struggled with panic attacks over the years for various things and when they occur they are debilitating. Nothing happens. We can't move. We are simply paralyzed. In this quick tip video, I share my 5 favorite techniques to stop a panic attack. What I love about these is that they work really well, they are easy to deploy, and are fun for your child.
So often we place emphasis on how much time something should take and in all honesty, we need to stop looking at time this way. Instead we need to start looking at what we need to accomplish in our day and how much ENERGY those activities require of us. When you are a parent of a special needs child the smallest tasks can take HUGE amount of energy to complete.
The other morning Samantha was struggling with tactile sensitives and was "uncomfortable" in what she had on her body for school. Her panic began to set in. At this point I have 2 choices: get stressed out or help her through this issue. This quick tip video walks you through how I derailed her SPD meltdown before it picked up steam with 2 simple tips.
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When Samantha was little and really struggling we stopped going places with her because we couldn't find places where she could be herself without others passing judgment on us. She needed to run. Sometimes she needed to cry or she needed to take a break. She wanted to play with everything and be loud. She wanted to jump and run. When we were homeschooling there were only a handful of hands on educational centers we could visit. I wish we would have had a Think Tank.
A few weeks ago I was in a conversation with several other Moms about a local child home who takes in kids that have "failed" in the foster system because the parents can't or won't work with their issues. Immediately after that was said, I chimed in with, "It's won't. It's not can't." Several of the other ladies stopped to look at me, as I am sure they could see that I was really passionate about this. Another Mom proceeded to explain that some parents won't help because they don't know how. <<-- Whoa! Say Wait?