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Mealtime Feeding Challenges

June 17, 2021

Sensory:  According to Chris Purgatori, MOT, OTRL, an occupational therapist, “Sensory-based feeding issues are the underlying factor to most feeding difficulties in children. The combination of food texture, temperature, and taste can be off-putting to kids, and cause frustration.” Children with sensory challenges like familiar, simple foods. Many of which do not contain the nutritional […]

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June 15, 2021

Meltdown or Tantrum? Either way, this is great advice from the brilliant Dr. Becky Bailey. This exerpt is a quote from her website, Conscious Discipline.  “The core skill that will help you through a temper tantrum is keeping your cool. Your upset will only fuel your child’s fire. Instead, use active calming techniques such as […]

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Meltdown v. Tantrum

May 20, 2021

As we have been illustrating this week, tantrums are goal oriented. There is a sense of control, even though they may be in their “emotional brain,” and are genuinely upset. The behavior stops once they get what they want and is short lived. In my experience, children will “glance” at other adults in the room […]

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