I asked parents this question: You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… and the responses keep rolling in! Time for Part VII.
Finish this sentence… “You know you’re an SPD parent when ____.”
When “Mommy can you brush me?” takes on a whole new meaning. – Megan W.
You say “Mommy’s brain is tired. Can we be quiet for just a few minutes?” because your child has not stopped asking questions for 20 minutes. – Karen B.
You cry because you are so happy your kid tried a new food finally. – Becky H.
Getting a goodnight hug means you have to make sure you’re against a wall so your child doesn’t knock you over. – Kayse D.
The occupational therapist seems like the only person that can understand what you go through with your child and there is no judgement. – Lisa O.
You use the word proprioception in regular conversation and confuse everyone else in the room. – Jamie M.
You find yourself asking your kid to jump on the couch to calm down if there’s no trampoline near. Kayse D.
You take your child to the hairdressers asleep to have his haircut. – Courtney B.
You willingly become a personal jungle gym for your kid. – Jennifer H.
Your child licks a total strangers car in the parking lot of Walmart. – Debra L.
Your child is always the loudest one in the room but tells you you’re talking too loud. – Jennifer H.
Your child rubs every single thing he picks up against his face. – Chrissy A.
You have your child jumping up and down in a waiting room to avoid a major meltdown. – Jacque S.
You have to buy the same shoes just different sizes because he won’t wear anything different. – Amy G.
Your child is not aware of the consequences of danger. – Maheen K.
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
- You Know You’re an SPD Parent When… Part VI
For further reading 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