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It’s already a rough morning

I haven’t even left yet and we’re already off to a rough start. Gavin’s having a difficult morning and I’m frustrated. I sometimes fail to maintain perspective and it’s something I need to work on. Gavin has come so far and while he does pretty well in everyday life, especially in a relatively controlled environment, …

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Don’t count your blessings before they put their pants on

I’m going to keep this short because I’m already spent and it’s not even lunchtime. Unfortunately, this morning didn’t quite go as planned when it came to Emmett and his brand new pants. In fact, it went the opposite of who I was hoping it would go. Emmett woke up really early and that doesn’t …

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A massive meltdown set the tone for the entire day and that sucks

It’s been one of those days where I’m not sure how we’ve made it this far. lol For the first time in awhile, Emmett almost didn’t make it to school because of sensory processing issues. Those issues were of course related to his clothes. Truthfully, I don’t think he was feeling well. He was complaining …

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Why a #meltdown kept my son home from school today

Emmett was in rare form this morning. He began melting down the moment he woke up. I’d say he woke up on the wrong side of the bed, but I don’t think it was that simple.  I’ve spoken many times about my understanding of Emmett and meltdowns.  Emmett is extremely sensory driven, very easily overstimulated. …

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The heartbreaking reality of sensory processing disorder (video) 

I’ve been talking about sensory issues in regards to my kids for years. The story always seems to revolve around shoes, socks, and school, especially in Emmett’s case. Almost every single morning, we spend upwards of an hour or more, trying to help Emmett tolerate his shoes and socks. There are times that we succeed …

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Starting the day with a massive meltdown

Massive Meltdown is the buzz phrase for today. Emmett has been up since about 3 am. I don’t know exactly why he woke up but he did and was basically up for the rest of the night. Unfortunately, that usually means that his resources for dealing with the next day will be sorely lacking, making …

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