Managing Anxiety

What is anxiety?   Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen, or which we think could happen in the future. Anxiety is a natural human response when we perceive that we are under threat. It can be experienced through our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations.   Most […]
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Transitioning to Solids

Transitioning to solid foods is a big and exciting milestone for babies and parents and most times it goes very smoothly. However, at times this may be difficult due to many underlying reasons and especially if the child has sensory issues. The challenges of being unable to transition to solids can mean increased anxiety for the child and family during […]
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Preparing for a Happy Easter

School holiday times are lots of fun – especially when they involve chocolate, Easter egg hunts, and hot cross buns! But holiday times can be stressful too. Being out of normal routine can be difficult, and at Easter time the house rules can tend to relax a little which causes stress in its own way. Later bedtimes, long car […]
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Sleep and Mental Health

People often talk about sleep and how important it is for our body to function, especially brain function. If we have poor sleep for long periods of time, it’s harder to think, concentrate, we lack motivation and make it that much harder to push through our day. Our bodies and minds feel exhausted and it’s […]
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Tips to Manage Sensory Overload Throughout the Christmas Season

It’s November and trees and decorations are popping up in shopping centres. You may have heard the occasional carol playing too. You know what this means… Christmas is coming! For many people, Christmas lights, carols, delicious food, colourful decorations and lots of social events are some of the best parts of the Christmas season, but for children who have sensory challenges, these [...]
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