Posts in lifestyle
Be Sawyer

I’ve always enjoyed being able to find clothes that reflect Deacon’s personality— outgoing, playful and most importantly, ADVENTUROUS!! Be Sawyer embodies just that!! With fun sayings like “Free Range Chicken”, “Feral”, “Don’t Tell Mom” and” Stay Wild and Free” what’s not to love.

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PT. III - REDUCING MEDIA

The MOST EFFECTIVE lifestyle change we made to support Deacon was REDUCING MEDIA!  Let’s be real we all have a love-hate relationship with media, especially with the iPad. The majority of Deacon’s life, I was running my business, so the iPad and movie time became my crutch.  From the ages of 1 to 5 it wasn’t within our financial means for him to attend daycare/school full-time. Media became an affordable babysitter.  I could get some work in while he was watching a movie (or two). In my mind, I had this mentality of, “I grew up watching TV and I’m fine.”

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PT. II - THE EVALUATION

Deacon wasn’t settling into the new routine, behavioral issues were becoming more consistent and now sensory concerns became more apparent.  I felt flooded with emotions and I felt like a failure in parenting again. We were fortunate that the pre-school had a great relationship with an Occupational Therapist, Sharon Donnelly.  To make a long story short she observed him in the classroom setting, reported her findings to us and recommended an evaluation. 

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PT 1 - 3 STEPS TO SPD

A common question I get asked is, “How did you get started? What did you do to support him?” The getting started, I would say,  were made-up in 3 Phases — diet, evaluation and media-time.  It was a progressive process that spanned from the ages of 3 to 5 but, I believe, these 3 STEPS supported his ability to become successful.  Below are some milestones to better understand the context of the steps we took.

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