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3 days ago
Happy weekend all! May you enjoy the simple pleasures as best you can. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
There's only so much sensory input you can take. Parents NEED to have some quiet time alone. If you're facing down summer holidays or more distance-learning, please make a plan that includes this.
Walking, running, meditating, yoga, reading a book are all good options. Screen time doesn't count, I'm afraid.I had a very specific event not too long ago that left me on the verge of breakdown. It seemed so silly, but it felt like I was receiving every bit of sensory information in the room. I was cooking while I had my son watch a cartoon, the oven fan was going, he kept running up to Alexa and requesting songs, my husband walked in to ask me a question, and I was sure I was going to lose it.
Immediately, I shouted like my life depended on it “please, turn that down...turn it off.”
This is not the only case of sensory overload I’ve experienced. I’ve noticed it more and more as I’ve become a mother. I’ve swapped silent car rides for car rides entertained by Blippi’s top musical performances, snack requests, and what feels like 100 questions.
Some days I take it all in stride, and others I feel like I’m drowning in sensory input. Given how much I’ve noticed sensory overload in my life since becoming a mother, I thought it would be a great opportunity to discuss this week.
Have you experienced this? Share with me...
- Dr. Ream
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3 weeks ago
Happy weekend all! May there be some enjoyable new mistakes involved 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
It's Friday, it's been sunshiney here, so I'll go for a D I think.Which one are you today? ... See MoreSee Less
There are many people out there who would love to change their partner's behaviour. It's essential to remember that it is always MUCH easier to change your own. You always have control over how you react to them. Simple, I know, but very powerful. ... See MoreSee Less