Family Life

The dreaded haircut…

Sensory issues and autism can make some experiences overwhelming – haircuts being one of them! Think of all the elements that go into getting a haircut – the loud hairdryers, bright lights, product smells, fabric of cape, new people etc. It’s a lot! It’s a lot for any young child! A while back I was …

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Kids and technology

This is a topic that sparks debate! Technology or no technology? How much? At what age? The trick is in the balance and there is a lot to factor in. Staunch ‘montessorians’ will stand by the belief that children under 3 should have no technology at all, and very limited from 3-6 years old. Other …

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Boost your health naturally (and some sneaky academics for the kiddos)!

In our household we always turn to natural alternatives first. Medications and the healthcare system absolutely have their place but for us they are not our number one go to.  We utilise healthy organic eating, movement (walks, bike riding, hiking, yoga etc), probiotics, supplements via our naturopath, regular chiropractic care, acupuncture for me and using …

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Camping – Autism style!

Autism and camping isn’t always a match made in heaven, sometimes due to sensory issues it can take some background work and preparation to get it to work successfully. Miss V (aged 3) wanted to go camping however she has significant sensory issues to lots of things involved in the camping experience including rustley fabrics …

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Why the rocking base?

Ever wondered why the plastic rings have a rocking base? Most people set it up how it is pictured below- rocking side to side. BUT, it should be set up so it rocks forwards and back away from your little bubba. Why? Because little bubbas don’t have the flexibility and control in their wrists to …

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Having ‘one of those days’? Here’s how to reset

Sometimes when you are having one of ‘Those Days’ where the little ones are going crazy and everything is going wrong and you are feeling overwhelmed (aka you are out of alignment), you need to take a deep breath and think about YOU. Yes, YOU, not the little ones.  It is impossible to be connected …

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