Manimo – weighted plush animal

Manimo weighted animals are loving companion pets! They are children’s comforting companion and valuable partners for parents.

   

Manimo is the weighted plush animal that helps focus and calm. These weighted animals are recommended for all children, but were designed specifically for children with ADD, ADHD, ASD, anxiety or other disorders. “Providing numerous benefits, manimo weighted animals help children develop their imagination and reach their full potential. And they are always happy to get a big hug.”

This product is one of my new favorite toys/ products out right now. I find the weighted companion to be so useful in our day to day lives. Some days are harder than others in our daily routines. If we are extra tired or are feeling any sort of anxiety our weighted companion, which we named “Speckles” helps us out.

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DIY Squishy Stress Balls

Everyone gets stressed even our kids. It is very common to see both kids and adults struggle with anxiety.

“Releasing tension with a stress ball can be very calming and therapeutic”, says Erika Burdick.

Try this easy DIY stress ball and watch the stress disappear.

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Top 13 tips for Beating the Stress of the Holidays

article written by : Lety Algeri

During the Holiday season, it is very easy to get swept away in all of the commercialism. When this happens, all too often, it is easy to find yourself looking around the day after Christmas wondering where the holiday went. It seems to get lost somewhere between the shopping mall and the bank, and all you have to show for it are aching muscles and credit card receipts.

This year try something different, give what you can afford and resist the temptation to buy things on credit, for that is only going to cause unwanted stress when the bills come rolling in.

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Top 13 tips for Beating the Stress of the Holidays

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Altering the Course of Stress for the Special Needs Child

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Diane L MacDonald, M. Ed., NLP CP, RYT 200

Founder and Creator of Sensory YogaPlay

We talk often about stress in adults but we forget that childhood can be stressful too. Many children, particularly those with special needs, suffer with debilitating stress.  Trouble focusing, short attention spans, not fitting in, poor organizational skills, as well as an inability to follow instructions and requests in expected patterns can lead to frustration, feeling out of control and hopelessness.  This is a familiar pattern for many children with special needs and a sure set up for daily stress.  

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Wacky Sacks Stress Busters

Young children learn and absorb the world around them using all of their senses.  So it’s important for us to provide them with opportunities and a rich sensory environment that will stimulate the senses and strengthen neural pathways important for all types of learning.

Here’s a simple sensory activity that also serves as a great stress buster:

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