Boy+Sensory+Dentist=Tired Mom

I’m sure the dental hygienist wondered why I was neglecting to bring my son in for his yearly visits to the dentist.  She may think me lazy, overworked, underinsured, or whatever…and though each of those may have played a part in my decision it really all comes down to something much greater. My oldest FEELS everything.  This isn’t just an oral thing as he is energized by sound, hindered by bright lights, and will not put new things in his mouth.  But yesterday at the dentist he got to experience all those things…together.  Really, let’s think about this.  The loud … Continue reading 

To Dye For

Who knew food dye could be so bad for us?  Well, 2 years ago I had no idea.  My oldest was just done with Kindergarten and about to enter 1st grade.  Near the end of Kindergarten, his teacher (who I very much trust) told me that if he continued down the same path of interrupting and impulsive behavior that he was going to be tested for ADHD.  I don’t believe any young child with mild symptoms should be stamped with a label so I decided it was time to do some research. I had read through Jenny McCarthy’s book on … Continue reading