- Does your child frequently complain about how rash are his or her clothes?
- Does your child avoid playing with mud?
- Does your child avoid walking barefoot?
- Does your child complain when he or she feels the wind on his or her face?
- Does your child get anxious when his or hands or clothes get dirty?
- Does your child dislike how the sun feels on the skin even on cold days?
- Is your child reluctant to walk on uneven surfaces?
There are 3 Tips I always recommend to help hypersensitive children, to help their brains self-regulate while nurturing their self-confidence:
- Cover your windows with shaving foam and make hand prints
- Do some wall-art with washable painting. Use only fingers, hands, and feet, no brushes
- Clean your car with your child, use soft soap and sponges
- Give some bare hand massage to the chocolate chip cookie dough. If your child is reluctant to this massage, ask your child to help you get the chocolate chips out the dough
- Make some mud pies under the rain: get soaked together and laugh loudly
- Invite your child to bury your feet in the sand. Then ask your child to bury his or her own fee
- Ask your child to help you serve the jell-O with his or her bare hands, without any utensils
- Ask your child to help you decorate the T-shirt you are wearing. Show your child how funny it is to get some stains on our clothes. You can handwash it later together.
3) Help them structure little processes. For example, how would you explain to your child how to wash his or her hands?:
Step 2: Get some soap on your hands
Step 3: Get your hands wet
Step 4: Rub your hands
Step 5: Rinse your hands
Step 6: Dry your hands