I asked parents this question: You Know You’re an SPD Parent When…
The Sensory Spectrum received so many responses I’ve been releasing them in different posts. And now it’s time for the third installation!
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Finish this sentence… “You know you’re an SPD parent when ____.”
Your child wants you to hold them but doesn’t want you to touch them at the same time. – Martrisse H.
Cuddling means getting crawled all over. – Jennifer H.
Vestibular and proprioceptive are words you use daily. – Amy S.
You are so happy that you realise the weather is getting warmer and your child doesn’t have to wear long pants or long sleeves or socks. – Lucia B.
You squeal and clap like a fool in your kitchen because your child dipped a teddy graham into yogurt and ate it…WITHOUT gagging, vomitting or spitting it out – Angela L.
You change the duvet cover and you wait for the response. – Vanessa K.
You spend at least 15 minutes of every hour explaining what is going to happen in the day. – Brenna W.
Your sensory kids starts to have a breakdown in public and you just pick them up and do joint compressions like its a “normal” parenting move. – Brenda J.
You cringe when your child gets a birthday party invite from school. – Megan W.
Your child’s daily request is…. “Turn it down mamma, too loud.” – Jessica K.
You’ve grown oblivious to the looks and comments about your child wearing sunglasses in stores. – Amy S.
You no longer travel because no matter how many familiar objects you bring with you, your child will not sleep in anything but his own bed in his own home. Nanda G.
Someone on Facebook says they have OT and your first thought is “why are they going to occuaptional therapy?” Then you then realize they are talking about “over time” at work. – Amanda L.
You see a cute pair of jeans you would love to buy her…but know that she would never wear them…so you move on to the stretchy pants section of the store. – Amanda S.
When the thing that would make you the happiest person in the world is to hear your child call you Mommy. Just once. – Jada B.
Don’t miss out on the other posts!
- You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part I
- You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part II
- You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part III
- You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part IV
- You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part V
Sensory Processing Disorder Resources
Learn more about Sensory Processing Disorder:
The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing DifferencesRaising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing IssuesUnderstanding Your Child’s Sensory Signals: A Practical Daily Use Handbook for Parents and TeachersHelping Your Child with Sensory Regulation: Skills to Manage the Emotional and Behavioral Components of Your Child’s Sensory Processing Challenges