Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The Squeeze Machine
I do not like it. I tell my family the most difficult child needs the most understanding, but I have fallen short too often. But since learning of the weighted blanket therapy, and putting it together with ideas like Temple Grandin's squeeze machine, I have been modifying my behaviour. Instead of yelling, I have been trying to squeeze him more.
And that is what I wanted to share with everyone. I don't know that his behaviour has changed, after all, he is still a normal three year old boy, but mine has. Simply by squeezing him more, I feel closer to him. It may be in my head, but I feel heaps more positive about him, about myself, and about us as a team.