Visual Schedules and Why They Are Still Important

Last year in Grade 2 Johnny really “went with the flow” and followed along with the routines in the classroom.  He paid attention and watched his peers for clues on what to do next.  Is it recess time?  Is it lineup time? Is it reading time?  The Grade 2 teacher was very proud that he…

Anxiety Manifests Itself This Way….

  I walk by Johnny’s room and he has an arm load of stuffed animals and his closet door is open. He is trying to shove all of his stuffies onto a shelf in his closet. He has a lot of stuffed animals that he likes to sleep with it because “I don’t want to…

We Need To Buy More…..

“We need to buy more toilet paper Mommy.” “The toilet is broken. We need to fix it.” “We need to buy more white soap.” Those three sentences now mean to me that I need to keep a closer eye on Johnny when he goes to the bathroom and that he is feeling VERY anxious right…

Anxiety and Oh How I Wish We Could Sleep

I was replying on a fellow bloggers post about sleep issues and what we went through with our own son up until a year ago when we just had one of those rough nights again.  It began with hearing Johnny rushing around upstairs in the hall calling for us after we had tucked him in to…