Season Changes and New Clothes

    October 10, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    Season changes can be the worst when you have a sensory kid. It used to fill me with dread. Now that my sensory kiddo is older, she controls her wardrobe and the transition is much smoother. She avoids the things that bother her and sticks to a pretty standard year round wardrobe. But until your […]

    The relationship between sickness and Anxious/SPD Kids

    September 19, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    Imagine you are deep in a forest on a hike. You round a bend in the trail and come face to face with a wall of fire. For a moment you panic and freeze. Your hypothalamus activates your sympathetic nervous system and the adrenal-cortical system and the little voice in your head yells “RUN!” You […]

    To the Special Needs Family debating about taking a family vacation- Just Do It

    August 8, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    Whether it is summer, winter break or spring break, you see everyone posting incredible pictures from their vacations. Their families are lined up smiling on a beach, at a theme park or a museum. They look put together, relaxed and having fun. You scroll through those pictures and feel a stab in your chest. If […]

    Parenting Anxiety

    July 18, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    I am learning to wait. To breath through the impatience,  Through the agonizing knowledge that worry is holding you back, I know that when you’ve dug in No amount of chiding or bribing will make you move, Until you decide it’s the right thing to do.   I apologize when I flounder. When I push […]

    Four questions you get asked when you have a child with an anxiety disorder

    July 4, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    Humans are curious by nature. At the most basic level, it is that innate curiosity that has kept our species alive. We just cannot help ourselves. When every fiber of our being wants to know something, we seek answers Parents of anxious children come face to face with this curiosity on a regular basis. When […]

    What Does It Feel Like To Live With Sensory Issues As An Adult?

    May 16, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    I am more than willing to admit that my daughter’s sensory issues stem from my DNA. So in many situations, I can sympathize with what she is feeling. So what does sensory processing disorder look like in adulthood? It means you are still bothered by textures including itchy fabrics and sleeves that hit you in […]

    Navigating and Hosting Parties with Sensory Children

    April 18, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    For the average parent, planning a party for their children centers around a party theme, a list of guests and a tremendous amount of food. For parents of children with disabilities, party planning takes on a whole different twist. It has taken years of preparation and disasters for us to find our rhythm. Since we […]

    Early Intervention is the Key To Our Success.

    March 22, 2019
    by Becky Ferrigno
    Early Intervention is the Key to Our Sucess. March is my favorite month of the year. If you have spent any time with me on Instagram (@becky.ferrigno) this month, you have probably figured out why. St. Patrick’s Day falls on the 17th of March and Irish Americans across the country use this date as an […]