Behavioral Regulation: Giving Our Kids the Power to Choose

May 4, 2023

How does your child react when they don’t get what they want? Here’s how to help kids develop Behavioral Regulation: the ability to CHOOSE how you express your emotions in your behavior.

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Stop Slurping Your Soup! Understanding Misophonia and Hyperacusis (Sound Sensitivity)

March 8, 2023

“WAAAAAAAH!” If that’s our two-month-old’s reaction when you turn on the mixer or the vacuum cleaner, most of us wouldn’t be too surprised. And we’d probably pick up our frightened, crying baby and try to soothe him. But what about when your eight-year-old refuses to sit at the supper table because the sound of chewing…

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A Practical Guide to the Kind of Communication Between Doctors, Parents, Therapists and Educators that Helps Children Succeed

August 31, 2021

Every day for the past 22 years, we’ve been working with parents and professionals. We’ve seen firsthand, countless times, that the goal of raising emotionally and developmentally healthy children is largely dependent on productive communication between parents and the professionals they’re working with in the medical and educational fields. Even 22 years ago, and all…

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The Scent-sory Child: How the Sense of Smell Impacts Your Child in Ways You’ve Never Imagined

March 4, 2021

The nose has finally demanded that we pay attention to it and give it its proper due. If you’re like most people, you haven’t paid too much attention to your sense of smell. Sure, we become more aware of it when a garbage truck passes by, or when we walk into the home of someone…

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Child Anxiety: Is it All in the Mind… or All in the Body?

December 24, 2019

Recently, a mother from Manhattan posted on Facebook that she was looking for recommendations for a child psychologist for her daughter: “She has always been an anxious child, needing to be reassured of things, but recently it’s become increasingly worse. She becomes alarmed and scared if she doesn’t see someone at pick up right away,…

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Why You Should Be Glad When Your Kid Throws a Tantrum (Maybe): Emotional Regulation in Children

January 13, 2019

Rebecca is sprawled on the floor, thrashing, the hairs of her undone ponytail wet against her tear-stained cheeks. Between hysterical cries and moments of holding her breath, the child exclaims, “I want that doll!” While Mommy’s nerves may get frazzled from the heightened noise levels, Rebecca’s tantrum may not only be appropriate but also a…

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Is Your Child Suffering From Anxiety? Here’s How to Attack It at Its Root

February 5, 2018

Let’s take a poll: Rate your feeling after the following events on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being completely relaxed and 5 being totally on edge. Your neighbor is doing construction, and the sounds of jackhammering have been going on all day – for the past three days.   You walk into your friend’s…

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Get Access to Our Teleconference Recording

October 23, 2017

Many people have been reaching out to us and asking how they can get a recording of our teleconference where we discussed: Do’s and don’ts of baby equipment for healthy sensory development Tantrums vs. meltdowns: the difference between them and how to handle each one Which type of professional to approach for different types of…

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The Sensory Systems that are Secretly Making Reading and Writing Challenging

October 23, 2017

“No, ma’am, his eyesight is perfect.” Ironically, that’s not at all the answer you wanted. Your 7-year-old is having a very hard time learning to read and write. He mixes up letters, he skips words… he even complains of nausea when he needs to do reading in the classroom. You were so hoping that this…

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Secrets to a Successful Sensory Summer

June 28, 2017

The last bell of the school year has rung. Notebooks, folders and binders have been stuffed deep in a closet to hibernate. It’s time to focus on fun, not on homework. It’s summer vacation! While summer vacation can come as a sigh of relief from the grind of school (and its accompanying challenges), for the…

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