Have you ever wondered if your kid’s behavior is due to sensory preferences?
In this episode, we had on Wendy Bertagnole of the Exceptional Parenting Podcast. Wendy talks about a book on sensory preferences that changed her life and helped her to understand exactly what her child was going through.
We dive into what sensory preferences are and how they show up in our children. She shares how you can become more aware of what sensory preferences your little one might have and how to help them overcome things that might trigger their sensory system.
She also gives her advice for navigating the sensory system, figuring out what activities calm your child’s sensory system and so much more!
WHAT’S IN THIS EPISODE:
- How Wendy’s career and life changed after becoming a mom
- How having a different experience with her middle child threw her for a loop
- What made her realize that she needed to figure out sensory preferences
- What sensory processing is and how it comes up in your daily life
- How to be more aware of your kid’s sensory preferences and adapt to them
- What you can do to help kids process for experiences that may trigger their sensory system
- Why you should learn what your child’s calming sensory activities are
- How early you’re able to see children’s sensory preferences
- Her advice for navigating the sensory system
- How her early challenges as a mom affected how she parents her children today
LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED:
- Connect with Wendy:
MORE ABOUT THE HOST OF THE EXCEPTIONAL PARENTING PODCAST:
I’m Wendy Bertagnole, a lover of chocolate, yoga (and yoga clothes), and a mother of three kids.
I work with moms who are frustrated with their children’s behavior, helping them to REALLY understand why it happens and how to respond without causing more chaos.
I believe we all have the ability to be the experts of our own kids, and here you’ll find the tools to be able to do that…imperfectly of course, but perfection is never the goal.
OUR FAVORITE QUOTES FROM WENDY BERTAGNOLE:
“There’s so much more behind behavior than what most of us are seeing.”
“The best way to address the behavior is to not fight against the behavior, but work with it to prevent it.”
“Understanding our sensory preferences and creating boundaries is not escaping or avoiding them, it’s honoring ourselves and our kids.”
“We’re all learning and growing together. They’re teaching me just as much, if not more as I’m teaching them.”
“My job isn’t to change them, fix them or shape them, but to support them on the journey that they come here with.”