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01.02.12

Kids in the Syndrome Mix: Insight into your quirky kid

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One of the moms at my son’s social skills therapy group recommended Kids in the Syndrome Mix.  I went home an ordered it right away and I wasn’t disappointed.  Like our family, her family has been through the craziness of seeing many different doctors to try to pinpoint what’s going on.

Ultimately, many kids end up with several diagnoses or seem to hover around one or two.  Many syndromes co-exist as well.

Kids in the Syndrome Mix addresses multiple

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12.30.11

Protect Little Ears at Concerts, Fireworks and Noisy Events

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The first time we took my son to a Disney on Ice production, he covered his ears and wailed, terrified by the loud noise.  He ended up enjoying some of it, but for the most part he had his hands over his ears.  It was anything but comfortable.

Then, earlier this year, we took him to a Monster Truck Rally and brought along some big noise cancelling ear muffs.  I don’t know why it had never occurred to me

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12.29.11

Chew Safe Plush Toy for Sensory Processing Disorder

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Soft Clothing, a pioneer in soft, seamless apparel for sensitiive kids, recently launched their first sensory toy, Boris!  Boris is an adorable bright blue whale that’s (in our opinion!) pretty stylish.  According to Soft Clothing:

Borris is made of chew safe, non-toxic materials, constructed with reinforced seaming, and a double layer of canvas and bonded plush.

This makes Boris great for kids who spend a lot of time chewing and mouthing on toys.  Unlike many plush toys, which may have

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06.10.11

Teaching Kids About Personal Space

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We recently purchased the book Personal Space Camp by Julia Cook and illustrated by Carrie Hartman. It’s an absolutely wonderful book for teaching about the subject of “personal space” that’s often quite difficult for kids to understand. J frequently struggles (obliviously) with this, and we struggle to find a way to explain personal space to her. This book is brilliant.

Louis is the main character of the book, and he is a self-proclaimed “space expert” who has some

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06.01.11

A Labyrinth for Calming Stress Relief

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I recently picked up a pewter labyrinth, like the one pictured here, for J. Walking a  labyrinth is said to calm and inspire confidence, but tracing the path of a labyrinth with your finger or a tool can serve the same purpose. One source I found claims: “It holds a quiet, safe place for the intuitive, symbolic mind to come forth and be more present than it may ever get a chance to be.”

No matter what, I figure

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