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Tag Archives: music-therapy

How to get your special needs kiddie to LOVE therapy

April 16, 2014 at 15:45

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How to LOVE therapy

Tummy time? Hates it. Stretches? Not fun. May is severely disabled but she is not lacking in opinions. So how do we get our kiddies who need therapy to do it, when they hate it? It takes a complete re-think of what therapy is. First, what therapy is not: It is not crammed into every free […]

5 simple ways to comfort a sensitive child

March 15, 2014 at 10:09

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Pumpkin guts!

I HATE THIS! …says May in a million ways every day. May has a lot of sensory issues that could limit us if we let them. But, we want to be a part of the world, not locked away in our house every day. When we leave our house, I can’t control the environment – but […]

Kids all access… the Barbican Arts Centre

February 17, 2014 at 10:10

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Check out the padded seats at the Barbican. (That's Grandma Bar holding May- May before the convent)Check out the padded seats at the Barbican. (That's Grandma Bar holding May- May before the convent)

Oh, Barbican Arts Centre: you audacious modernist complex, you concrete slabs and jutting angles, you that supplies not one, but six different flavours of ice cream (of which I bought four of today, yum). Oh, Barbican Arts Centre: I think I’m a little bit in love with you. Here’s a brief list of the reasons […]

I ignored the advice of my daughter’s doctor

March 21, 2013 at 03:29

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Today on the BabyCenter Blog, I discussed how sometimes it is inappropriate for me to follow a doctor’s advice. Not all the time, just sometimes. But, I seem to have unwittingly given lots of paranoid mothers the rationale to not vaccinate their children. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. I intended to […]

How happy can a half-brained beauty be? (VIDEO)

March 8, 2013 at 14:32

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Next month, May will be four years old. (Deep breath, people!) Our half-brained beauty has impressed us all with her progress since she was a baby, but what of her happiness? Frequently, people ask me how May is, and I immediately say, “She is very happy.” Many parents must wonder, at the first diagnosis, how […]