Monday Monday, so vague to me

Balance

If any of you were wondering what living with a sensory-seeking SPD kid is like, it's kind of like this...

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Followed by launching himself into the couch, over and over.  (I've heard that there are little boys who don't do things like this, but I've never personally met any.  Me and my brothers used to do this type of stuff all the time.  Geez, runs in the family much?)

Actually, that balancing right there?  That's something of a breakthrough.  For a long time Chance's balance wasn't very good.  It's part of the SPD (dyspraxia/postural instability).  Fortunately, he didn't (doesn't) have as much of the fear as a lot of kids with sensory-related balance issues do, so he'd still try things, most of the time.  Sometimes not. 

Nowadays, there's a lot more trying.

He still trips and falls down a bunch, but I think some of the time he's doing it on purpose. He REALLY likes to roll around on the floor.

You can imagine my angst when he does it in a public bathroom... at the doctor's office... during flu season.

So on the one hand, super proud of my burgeoning gymnast!  

On the other hand... he's got pink eye again.

             - the weirdgirl

Comments

Scott

That is amazing! There are alot of boys who'd try that--but not too many who'd succeed! I highly doubt I could have--not standing on such a small base as that! I find that children with "special needs", like Chance--and like me--tend to have very special skills, as well!

The Phoenix

My 5 yr old girl loves ballet and dancing, so her balance is really good. HOWEVER, she is a champ at spilling and dropping things.

Just last night, she dropped a glass into our sink. SMASH! Not fun.

Kelly Carpenter

Ok, that's just stinking cool! Tell that boy his great aunty thinks he;'s awesome!!!! (this is Merrilyn signed in under Kelly:-)

Lori at Spinning Yellow

Great balancing! I'm pretty sure my son still can't do that at age 8! But he is a germaphobe, so no pink eye here, just lots of hand washing :)

Chag

Glad to hear he's willing to try new things. That's great!

My son doesn't have very good balance. Sometimes, he'll take off running and will need a wall or something to stop him.

jodifur

Michael is not full SPD but he has some sensory seeking behavior. Anyway, you know what has helped him the most, GYMNASTICS. I enrolled him in a gymnastics class and that has helped a ton with balance.

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