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I feel for you!   Self care is so important when we are in give mode and or survival mode pretty much 24/7 due to SPD or other issues with our kids. And yet it is SO HARD to actually find the time, let alone energy to actually find a way to have some sanity time or quality time with partner. My social life is pretty lame the last 4 years or so!    I've found that adjusting expectations has helped - an evening out might not be very do-able in this season, but taking an...
sure, that would be great - thanks!
Hi there I'd be interested for sure! Thanks for posting about it Lottie x
Well done advocating for your son and going after the help he needs. I hope it goes well and there are some lightbulb moments where one or more of those specialists can shed some light on what will be helpful going forward. Maybe there will even be other parents around who can relate and are helpful to chat to, us mummies need a bit of support too I reckon! Good luck with all the logistics and travel too.  Lottie x
Peony - just wanted to commiserate as dealing with severe food issues is so upsetting and exhausting, I feel for you. Its lonely too as people who have only dealt with the usual toddler picky eating thing have NO CLUE about it! Im sure you will make the right decision about the food therapy. How much help have the OT's given specifically for the feeding aspect? Do you feel like you're at the end of what an OT can offer in terms of feeding help? You will know way more than...
Hi there Have you looked into relationship development intervention (RDI)?  I'm in the early stages of researching this and it looks really interesting (and the amazon reviews were positive fwiw!) but have no experience implementing any of the activities yet! Im having trouble working all the speech therapy exercises and OT strategies into our days as it is, adding more into the mix is a bit daunting, but this is next on the list of things to look into. The book I have is...
Hi again   Just thought of another thing that was helpful - I'm not sure what age your son is but lots of food play was recommended by our OT as part of my sons therapy. My son also has self limited his diet to only a few foods, and for us the initial goal is just to get him looking at and touching foods that are 'not preferred' (ie they make him cry if they are on his plate!)  Things like finger painting with pudding or anything that would work as a fingerpaint (my...
thanks for the reply piglet68 - its good to have a reminder that pushing him wont help, and good to hear other people have grown out of it. the electric toothbrush is a great idea! i'm going to have to research a pediatric dentist who might have experience with kiddos with these kinds of issues. i'm a bit slow at learning to play the hand i'm dealt with on this one, it's humbling for sure! i get anxious about too much carbs and dairy (pretty much only eats soft white...
not sure if you are checking back here any more but hi! i'm in dundas! :) lottie :)
hi there   my ds is nearly 3, has some spd behaviours, is also a late talker and has severely limited his diet, we're working with OT and dietician on his 'food neophobia' as they call it. i have a hard time with how to explain it to family/friends who dont understand that this is so much more complex and different to just 'toddler picky eating'. i'd love to chat over some of this stuff with other mums who 'get it'. One thing i've been told by those who have...
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