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What Screen Time and Screen Media Do To Your Child’s Brain and Sensory Processing Ability

March 28, 2017 |

A look at the functional and sensory processing issues we see in children exposed to screen time – and why it happens. (Includes over 50 comments and our responses!)

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Behavioral Regulation: Giving Our Kids the Power to Choose

May 4, 2023

How does your child react when they don’t get what they want? Here’s how to help kids develop Behavioral Regulation: the ability to CHOOSE how you express your emotions in your behavior.

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Stop Slurping Your Soup! Understanding Misophonia and Hyperacusis (Sound Sensitivity)

March 8, 2023

Sound sensitivities can make innocent sounds like chewing or refrigerator hums physically and emotionally arousing. Let’s take a look at the auditory system and understand what’s going on when a child (or adult!) is unusually sensitive to sounds – and what you can do to help the situation. 

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A Practical Guide to the Kind of Communication Between Doctors, Parents, Therapists and Educators that Helps Children Succeed

August 31, 2021

Raising healthy children is dependent on good communication between parents and educational and medical professionals. Here are the keys to communication that works.

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The Scent-sory Child: How the Sense of Smell Impacts Your Child in Ways You’ve Never Imagined

March 4, 2021

The sense of smell is at the center of our physical and emotional lives. Here’s why it has such a strong impact, especially for children.

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Holiday Gift Guide

December 6, 2020

Our picks for developmentally healthy (and fun) gifts for kids – from newborns to elementary school!

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Child Anxiety: Is it All in the Mind… or All in the Body?

December 24, 2019

Watching your child struggle with anxiety is a frustrating and painful experience for a parent. The challenge is multiplied a hundredfold when you have no idea where the anxiety is coming from… or how to address it. This post goes through the three different causes of child anxiety, tips on identifying which cause is at play, and the go-to professional for each type. 

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Quiet the Noise© with the Guttmann Sisters – Podcast

November 6, 2019

We’re launching our podcast about child development and health – and its practical implications on parenting. Our goal is to empower, educate and inspire.

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Why You Should Be Glad When Your Kid Throws a Tantrum (Maybe): Emotional Regulation in Children

January 13, 2019

A toddler who throws a tantrum isn’t “out of control.” They’re very much in control in this critical step of developing emotional regulation in children. Here’s why.

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Is Your Child Suffering From Anxiety? Here’s How to Attack It at Its Root

February 5, 2018

Child anxiety isn’t always psychological. Especially for young children, the source is usually physical, caused by sensory and reflex integration issues. Here’s why it happens and what to do about it.

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The Sensory Systems that are Secretly Making Reading and Writing Challenging

October 23, 2017

The other sensory systems (not just visual) that can make reading and writing a struggle, together with practical tips and exercises to help your child.

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