Veering away from the typical educational post, and getting a little goofy today! Here are 15 things you probably don't need to know about me, but might find amusing...
Is your kiddo scared of broccoli? Or fearful of anything that is not white? Do you have power struggles at the dinner table? Children can become picky eaters for a variety of reasons, including typical development as they become more independent, sensory sensitivities, anatomy (like tongue-tie), neurological problems, or simply modeling their parents' fussy eating habits. Regardless of the cause, here are a few things you can do...
If you eat, I recommend you read this post, or this book! Authors Justin and Erica Sonnenburg of Stanford University explore the role the microbiota has in determining whether we are healthy or sick, fit or obese, happy or sad. Read on for 10 things I learned and think you should know so that we can all take better care of ourselves and our children.
A regular mindfulness practice has been found to help reduce attention problems, improve mental health and wellbeing, strengthen impulse control, alleviate stress, and enhance social-emotional resiliency. Here are some simple exercises you can do at home with your child to promote their happiness and overall well-being...
meet the blogger
Austen is a pediatric occupational therapist with experience in schools, early intervention, and private clinic settings. She now runs her own private practice in Portland, OR specializing in movement based learning techniques. This blog's mission is to educate and empower parents and children by sharing insights into the complexities of learning and development.