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How to use a weighted lap pad at school

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School can be a very stressful, loud and unpredictable place for kids that have difficulty processing stimuli. As parents it's scary sending our child to school, especially if they don't have a positive view of going! Believe it or not, something as simple as a weighted lap pad can help. Let me explain why and how you can use it.  Why a Weighted Lap Pad Can Help: The weight from a weighted lap pad or blanket helps to regulate the proprioceptive system. The proprioceptive system is located in our muscles and joints. It provides us with a sense of body awareness...

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Will weighted blankets make me hot?

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I know it seems like a silly question but I do get asked... "Are weighted blankets hot?" Well, it is a blanket so there is that to consider! Our blankets are made from cotton which is a more breathable fabric than say flannel. The thickness would be comparable to a thin quilt, rather than a comforter.  So, yes weighted blankets may seem like a strange purchase in the summer time or in tropical climates but if you like the feeling of a blanket covering you its really not that hot. We have a fabulous return policy: If you are not 100%...

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How to make a weighted blanket

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Before you get down to sewing your weighted blanket, there a few important steps to consider!

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How to Help an Anxious Child

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Anxiety may be triggered at different times throughout your child's life, peaking during puberty. In addition to everyday anxieties, sleep is an issue for many children suffering from anxiety. Two things that I have seen work with my own child and clients are: weighted sensory blankets melatonin Both are very simple options that offer a restful nights sleep, which in turns helps them to better manage anxiety the following day.  Anxiety disorders are generally treated with psychotherapy, medication, or both. Psychotherapy Psychotherapy or “talk therapy” can help people with anxiety disorders. To be effective, psychotherapy must be directed at the...

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Does your child suffer from a Social Anxiety Disorder?

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There are many labels for what we deem as "different" in our society. In my opinion, Autism is the most overused. I can't tell you how many people assume a child is Autistic because they are anxious or tune out around crowds. So how do you know when to be alarmed and when to let it ride out? People with social anxiety disorder (sometimes called “social phobia”) have a marked fear of social or performance situations in which they expect to feel embarrassed, judged, rejected, or fearful of offending others. Social anxiety disorder symptoms include: Feeling highly anxious about being...

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