A few days after Munna’s birth, I knew that he wasn’t an ordinary baby. I had always imagined that babies just lie peacefully in their cribs, happily gazing away at the musical mobile above on their cots. I thought I would easily be able to juggle studies, job and a family. But man was… Continue reading Raising a dragon…Profile of a high needs baby
Expecting baby #2 makes me remember my pregnancy with Munna. I could rest and nap whenever I liked without a toddler jumping around my head. I could even let some things slide as baba could obviously tend to them by himself. But this time around it’s been a whole different game. With a toddler… Continue reading Handling a pregnancy with a toddler in tow
We always want children to conform to our schedules, our times, our routines and our demands completely. We need to separate them from our self and regard them as their own little individuals with their own needs. This in no way means that we should allow inappropriate behavior or shouldn’t set any limits. We need to have patience and faith that age appropriate behavior will come with time and maturity.
I was first introduced to the term “attachment parenting” (AP) through Dr Sears’ book The Attachment Parenting Book. According to Dr Sears attachment parenting entails 7 practices or 7 B’s as he calls it as being essential to attachment style of parenting. Birth Bonding Breastfeeding Baby wearing Bedding close to baby Belief in language value… Continue reading Attachment Parenting: Some Real & Raw Facts
I have been seriously thinking about homeschooling Munna. But since schooling begins from home anyways, I decided to make some light teaching aids and get in the groove of the things till the time arrives. I have had the idea of making these big interactive charts for some time now. They were really easy to… Continue reading Toddler/Preschooler activity charts
Sleep….Oh my God! It’s such a huge thing in our house hence can not be covered in a single post. Munna’s sleep pattern is something which caused me a lot of grief and confusion. Grief for I wasn’t used to this and for the disability to function properly because of the lack of sleep.… Continue reading A dragon doesn’t sleep: Notes on sleep pattern of a High Needs baby-Part 1
This was a hit with the whole family!
I have never been diagnosed as having Sensory Processing Disorder, but based on my own reading, I’m sure I have it. I have most of the symptoms of adult SPD, as stated in the aforementioned link, and I can recall having many of the symptoms listed for preschool to school-aged children, as well. In particular,… Continue reading Guest Post: Sensitivity to Children with Sensory Issues