We have put together some advice to help families feel good over winter.
Sunflower's five steps to calm are a useful tool when family life gets a bit tense.
'Our son David has Autism. Until he reached 14 months of age, David was a very sociable little boy who met all the usual developmental milestones, thereafter he slowly retreated into his own world.'
Play - in particular, sensory or exploratory play - is the vital ingredient in developing confident, competent learners. However, there is another crucial factor...
The most common causes of disrupted sleep in children are: anxiety, allergies, a shortage of certain nutrients or a misalignment in the musculoskeletal system.
At the Sunflower Trust, we have a quote tacked to the office wall which reads, “A well trained nervous system is the greatest friend a mind can have,” [Halleck 1898]. We have found this to be especially true for children - after all, the nervous system is at the root of all play.
For some children, the prospect of having to sit still and listen can fill them with dread. It is normal for children to fidget - but inattention, confusion, impulsivity and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit disorder (ADD).