Updates and My Plans for 2023

As I was making my coffee this morning, I realized that I haven’t blogged since 2022! And as the perfectionist that I am, of course, I started to panic about the things I should blog about. After sitting with my anxiety, I recognized that the reason I hadn’t blogged all year was that I was so busy with life. So here’s to me practicing self-compassion! Here are the updates from last year and what my plans are for this year.

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A Sensory-Sensitive Holiday

For most of us, the holidays bring joy and laughter. For children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) or sensory needs, the holidays can be an absolute nightmare! A child with SPD will have trouble receiving information that is coming through their 5 senses (or 6! if we count movement). Their brain becomes overwhelmed with processing all this information at once, which eventually leads to a giant meltdown. Children diagnosed with Autism or ADHD often have sensory processing issues; however, it can affect anybody! The shopping, the crowds, the lights, the never-ending Christmas tunes, and the strange visitors you haven’t seen in a long while…all extremely overwhelming!

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Depression in Children and Teens

Depression is not just an adult mental health issue. Children and teens can develop depression too…it just looks slightly different.  Sometimes adults assume that children or teens can’t be depressed because they don’t have adult responsibilities. This is actually a myth about depression in general.

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