I am a wife, mum to two adult sons (the youngest of whom is autistic). Until recently, I have spent 24 years working in special needs education and currently work as a parent support volunteer for our local autism charity. During Covid I wrote a children’s book about a little gnome who struggled to talk about his emotions and this sparked the idea of using my skills to create a range of resources designed to support children’s social emotional development. These are currently being used by parents, schools and play therapists. In October 2022 I was lucky enough to win a small business award from Theo Paphitis (Dragon’s Den) and this year was a finalist in the Rising Star Category, winning a Highly Commended Award from We Are The City (women in business). Calming Kit This Calming Kit contains 15 different pebbles listing calming activities that will help to teach children about emotional regulation.When children have difficulty processing some emotions, they become overwhelmed and very often do not know how to cope or move forward, and this is a way to help them navigate through these emotions by choosing a calming technique. They are perfect for all children including neurodivergent children, older teens, or adults. Many with autism/ADHD sometimes have negative feelings that they cannot quite pinpoint, so these pebbles help in finding ways to dispel those feelings. They can take out one, try it, and if it doesn’t work, take another, while gradually learning how to self-regulate.
(includes 48 hour tracked postage)