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How to Manage Screen Time for Kids: Healthy, Practical Guidelines for Parents

May 14, 2017

This is Part 2 of our post on children and screen time. Part 1 dealt with the impact of screen time on your child’s brain and sensory development. This part gives a practical approach to developing and moderating your child’s screen time habits in a way that’s healthy for them, for you and for your…

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What Screen Time and Screen Media Do To Your Child’s Brain and Sensory Processing Ability

March 28, 2017

(April 2 – Correction: Information on the AAP policies below has been edited. Thanks to the readers – Diana and P – who caught the error!) It’s a scene we’re sure you’ve witnessed again and again: A family is sitting in a restaurant having dinner. The four year old is clearly fed up with sitting,…

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Getting Up from Any Down: A Chanukah Message for Parents

December 26, 2016

Life with a child who has sensory issues (or any other behavioral or emotional issues) has its ups and downs. And the hardest downs are when you thought you were on an up. When you as the parent are on an up, when you get all psyched up to try out a new technique to…

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Sound the Shofar: Appreciating Your Sensory Child

October 30, 2016

When my daughter was two, she was terrified of the shofar. If only that playgroup teacher hadn’t been so dramatic about how “the shofar makes a very loud noise!” No amount of reassurances, explanations, or comparisons with familiar noises would convince my daughter that it was worth accompanying me to shofar blowing on Rosh Hashanah.…

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Secrets to a Successful Sensory Summer

June 29, 2016

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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Passover and Your Child With SPD

April 18, 2016

On Passover, everyone hears about the Four Sons: the wise son, the wicked son, the simple son and one who doesn’t know how to ask. Why do you never hear about the son who accidentally spills every single one of the four cups of wine – and won’t eat the matzah because it’s too crunchy?…

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