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One Mom's Story of Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder

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Just Checking In...

Sorry I've been absent for so long. Life with a third has made things chaotic to say the least. LOL. Andy has been doing very well this year. He has matured greatly and can usually manage his sensory needs fairly well. He still receives OT weekly through the school, but he hasn't needed any additional therapies for quite some time. Now if only...

Getting back into a routine...

I always hate this time of year. Well, that statement may give you the wrong idea. I actually LOVE the holidays, but hate the transitions and the chaos that they bring. The transition from school to Christmas break and back to school was a tough one for my kiddos this year, as it always seems to be.Just to complicate things, Mother Nature threw an...

How far we've come...

It was about this time last year...the change of seasons...that Nate started to really show symptoms of SPD. It started with his socks. He had to have them pulled up really high, and he only liked a certain style. Then his pants...he wanted to only wear elastic waist pants, and he had to have them pulled up halfway to his nipples like a grandpa. ...

I'll admit, I'm a little scared...

There's something that's been bothering me lately...something I'm scared of.I haven't been really vocal about this yet, because I wasn't sure how people would react. I didn't want to be judged. But, I've decided that most of you followers of my blog will totally "get it".As you know, I'm pregnant with baby number 3. I wasn't going to have any more...

Another bad day...

Today was a no good, very bad day for Andy.When I picked him up from the bus stop, he was a crying mess because he fell down while running off the bus. To make things worse, his shirt was all buttoned incorrectly because he apparently thought it was appropriate to unbutton it while at school today, and then obviously had a difficult time putting it...

We are in full on meltdown mode...

Andy is having a major meltdown. It's been a while since I've seen one this bad. He's been doing really well lately. Well, he had been. I even blogged a while back that we were in the "calm before the storm." Now the last few days have been a bit more difficult. He's been more mouthy at home, and has gotten in trouble at school a few days in a...

Check out Andy's Story...

We were the feature story on another blog this week. Check it out:http://www.hartleysboys.com/2010/10/16-bernatow-family.htmlEnjoy! And remember, the fundraising is still taking place. Please consider making a donation to help educate and support other families dealing with SPD.

30 Stories in 30 Days

Please take some time this month to read 30 SPD stories in 30 days on a great website:http://www.hartleysboys.com/I hope that you will be touched by the stories, and compelled to donate to The SPD Foundation to further research and education about this disorder. If you decide to make a donation, please do so in my family's name. To do this, put my...

Brotherly Love...or is it?

Andy and Nate are best friends yet total enemies. You parents know what I'm talking about. Either they are playing sweetly together or screaming at each other and wrestling each other to the ground.Andy and Nate's sibling issues seem to be compounded by their SPD. Andy is auditory defensive, while Nate is auditory hyposensitive. Because of this,...

The calm before the storm...

I haven't kept up with the blog lately because, well, I didn't have a whole lot to say. School started, and Andy was doing well in second grade. Nate started kindergarten and was thriving.And, quite honestly, their SPD seemed to be pretty under control.But, as any good SPD parent knows, times like that are usually the calm before the storm...Apparently...

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