Feeding kids is hard! Your child doesn't have to have a diagnosis for that to be true. As children grow, their nutrition needs, sensory needs, and need for independence all shift and change continuously. No gathering of moms would be complete without someone sharing a feeding struggle.
What Are Feeding Disorders?
A Feeding Disorder is different from an Eating Disorder, and also different from picky eating. It is common for individuals with special needs to have a Feeding Disorder on top of their primary diagnosis, and a little awareness can go a long way when you are interacting with these individuals and their families.
A Holiday Meal PSA
I had a wonderful intention of writing a few posts about special needs and eating; eating/feeding disorders; and what feeding therapy is; all in time for Christmas Dinner. I wanted to post it then because big family meals around holidays are a huge source of stress for special needs children and their parents, for neurodivergent … Continue reading A Holiday Meal PSA
On Willful Ignorance (Part 3 of 3)
Right doesn't know, and doesn't want to hear it. Right loves predictability and uniformity above all. Right likes having all the answers. Right will shame people and break them down until they fit into the box of knowledge and know-how they already have.
On Willful Ignorance (Part 1 of 3)
If your first instinct is that a person must be incorrect, exaggerating, or lying when they describe an experience that they have had and you have not, you are willfully ignorant.