It’s the middle of the week and it’s times like these when life starts feeling very mediocre.
But fear not! Sab’s Space is here to rescue you by helping you to acknowledge the things that you are grateful for day to day while challenging your vocabulary!
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Thankfulness Thursday Printable
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Sab’s Space is proud to announce that we have finally put onto the market out first printable booklet!
This 16 page printable booklet is for parents of all kinds of children, especially targeted towards those with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder and social anxiety.
The booklet includes:
- A ‘Chores To Do’ page with sections for to do and done.
- A page of small tabs to but cut out and used on the ‘Chores To Do’ printable. Half are blank and the other half are shown with popular examples.
- 7 pages of 8 palm cards each with communication prompts, tips and cues. 6 pages are filled out and one is blank so that it can be customised to the child’s age, situation and interests.
- An ‘I feel…” page of examples of emotions with faces to help children to notice, describe and label their emotions for effective day-to-day management.
- A blank version of a weekly schedule for children to be able to prepare for the week ahead and the things that may happen out of general routine.
- Printable encouraging quote artwork.
- A page of examples of sensory tools for each of the 7 senses
- A fun find-a-word to help children to learn new words about their diagnosis and senses.
- 2 handwriting practicing sheets of letters, both capital and lower case, numbers and punctuation.
You are more than encouraged to laminate, cut out and write all over these! I would even suggest laminating them and writing on them with a whiteboard marker, making the palm cards into a flip book using a bit of ribbon and a hole punch or even putting some sticky Velcro dots onto the chore chart and cards so they can be transferred from ‘to do’ to ‘done’ with ease!
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This book was brought to my attention by Lena’s advocacy for youth mental health around the world and her hilarious comedy. I thought, what have I got to loose and I’m so glad I did.
Lena Dunham is a hilarious human being full of life and in turn, experiences. She must have been the worst child to have parented but, lucky for us, they persisted creating a feminist and LGBTI advocate icon!
The autobiography paints a picture of the life of Lena through adolescence suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder and a rebellious nature. The book is definitely not for the faint-hearted or the young at heart (due to sexual abuse and childhood trauma) but is very informative in allowing others to understand empathy and mental illness through the eyes of another person.
Full of stories, essays, emails and rants, Lena effectively engages her prominently female audience in this easy to read book full of youthful wisdom.
Hey! Wonder by R.J. Palacio is a young adults novel about a boy called August facing life with facial abnormalities. He had a rough start at life with many surgeries and therapy sessions.
The stories surrounding August’ first year or ‘real’ school, previously being home schooled, is written the first person perspective from many character’s within the story.
Some of my favourite quotes from the book are:
- If I found a magic lamp and I could have one wish, I would wish that I had a normal face that no one ever noticed at all. I would wish that I could walk down the street without people seeing me and then doing that look-away thing.
- I was so nervous that the butterflies in my stomach were more like pigeons flying around my insides.
- When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.
- Your deeds are your monuments. —inscription on an Egyptian tomb
- Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as you ever can.
- Everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their life because we all overcometh the world.
- Anyway, it’s not that I care that people react to me. Like I’ve said a gazillion times: I’m used to that by now. I don’t let it bother me. It’s like when you go outside and it’s drizzling a little. You don’t put on boots for a drizzle. You don’t even open your umbrella. You walk through it and barely notice your hair getting wet. But when it’s a huge gym full of parents, the drizzle becomes like this total hurricane. Everyone’s eyes hit you like a wall of water.
- Now that I look back, I don’t know why I was so stressed about it all this time. Funny how sometimes you worry a lot about something and it turns out to be nothing.
- in the future you make for yourselves, anything is possible. If every single person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary— the world really would be a better place. And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God.”
The Garmin Vivosmart watch.
This watch was great! Stress in the word was.
This watch was great at health tracking, phone notification, phone Bluetooth control and also at telling the time which is what put me off other kinds of watches!
But … after researching the problems I had with the watch it was a big fault in the product for many people. The LED’s in the watch started to stop working one by one, line by line. I am happy that I did get a full refund though and have no hard feelings towards Garmin!
The main reason why I bought the watch in the first place was that it didn’t have a glass screen so I didn’t have to worry about scratches or cracking and also because it told the time! This may sound stupid but I felt stupid having a watch that didn’t even tell the time.
Other features of the product that I enjoyed the most included the vibration alarm, sleep analyser and also being able to play, pause and skip music from the watch.
In conclusion, the watch is great and Garmin is a great designer but I would personally wait a little longer before getting a smart watch because this is a very new kind of product still with its flaws and problems which are slowly being resolved over time.
To make sure that I am giving my body the nutrients that it needs every day I like to divide up foods into categories and then into meals.
For example, this is what I like to follow:
After you have completed personalising this menu plan for yourself, it’s time to make sure your definition of a serve is correct! Here is a little guide I like to keep on my fridge.
This helps you to make sure your body is getting a varied diet of correct proportions while still enjoying variety and flexibility!
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