Picky eating is a widespread issue faced by children and their parents quite commonly. This issue, however, is quite complex in children on the ASD spectrum and other sensory issues. Research suggests that children with autism are five times more likely to face mealtime challenges. These challenges may be related to food selectivity, meal-related tantrums, … Continue reading DEALING WITH THE ISSUE OF PICKY EATING IN KIDS
A study published in 2019 suggests that nearly 80% preschoolers, ages 2 to 5, have disrupted sleep. These numbers suggest that sleep problems are twice as common among children with autism as they are among typical children or those with other developmental conditions. These findings point towards one of the most pressing concerns faced by … Continue reading TIPS TO IMPROVE SLEEPING HABITS FOR YOUR ASD CHILD
There is a good chance that these surreal and uncertain times might be scary and confusing for your child. It is extremely important to address this confusion and communicate with your kid effectively about the ongoing pandemic. Autism Parenting Magazine has published an amazing article on just that! The article titled, “How Do I Talk … Continue reading HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT COVID-19
The last few weeks have reduced our routines, plans and rituals to dust. Our kids, who rely so heavily on regularity for their peace of mind, are getting increasingly unsettled by all the strange happenings around them. Although we have just begun our 21-day nationwide lockdown, we are by no means alone. Amazing publications, organisations … Continue reading A lockdown shouldn’t lock out learning
The start of a new year is often highlighted by promises and resolutions we set in hopes of accomplishing a goal or breaking a habit. Setting yourself a resolution is a great way to help you reflect on what’s important to you, clear your mind, and focus your energy on things important to you. Here … Continue reading 5 New Year’s resolutions for moms with ASD kids
A Yale study from September 2019 asserts that people with autistic traits make good or even slightly better social psychologists as compared to individuals who do not have traits of autism. Social psychology is a branch of psychology that deals with social interactions, along with their origins and effects on the individual. Social psychologists study … Continue reading Your child could be a great social psychologist
The holidays are right around the corner and while this is a magical time of the year for most, it could prove to be stressful for children with ASD. Holidays lead to changes in schedules and routines which might act as stressors for the children. This time of the year might cause sensory sensitivities to … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE THE HOLIDAY SEASON STRESS-FREE FOR YOUR ASD KID
Here are some simple games that are so much fun that kids won’t even realise there are lessons hiding in them! We know that issues concerning attention, memory, social skills, motor coordination do need expert help, but that doesn’t mean we moms can’t do our bit! Here are some activities and games that you can … Continue reading Fun weekend activities that (also) teach skills!