I thought it would be a good time to get back to my posts about how we are dealing with the girls sensory processing issues. The holidays do not do good things for children who have trouble with changes in schedule. The past few weeks have been tough. Between my hand surgery, Christmas, time off from school, etc. the girls have been so out of sorts. Not sleeping well, not eating well, tons of meltdowns... rough!
We have been working with their OT at school to come up with some "fixes". One that she recommended that I am loving is our Time Timer. We set it for things like getting ready for school, time before dinner, time til bed or basically any transition (which is something grace struggles with). In the mornings if they are ready before the bell dings they get a gummy tummy (vegan, organic fruit chews from trader joe's).
So far it has been a huge help. I highly recommend it to any parent who loves being on schedule. :D