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The Best Fidget Toys – A Simple and Easy Solution for Kids with Anxiety or ADHD

The best fidget toys for kids or teens with ADHD or anxiety - These calming toys are good for children and adults at home or in the classroom at school. Most are quiet, silent even, so they can be used in preschool or any situation. Great way to calm down.

My Gracie loves fidget toys and always has. She plays with them constantly, while reading, while watching tv, anytime she’s sitting still including in the car. All. the. time. As I have written many times before, she suffers from an anxiety disorder. She has anxiety about all sorts of different situations, and she sees both a psychiatrist and a therapist to help her to manage. Before the last month, we never had a reason for her fidgeting. In fact, her psychiatrist said it was ADHD (but I have always disagreed). The therapist, who we started seeing only recently, suggested something … Read more

Being Silly with the Weebles

Grace is a silly kid. She giggles, jokes, and stumbles just to be funny.

And then she announces how funny she is, which sounds really strange coming from such a small person.

About a week ago, she saw a commercial for Weebles while watching tv with my dad. She was impressed. She was so impressed that she asked me to buy her some Weebles.

Little did she know, a huge box of Weebles toys were waiting at our home that very day.

When I agreed to review the Weebles toys, I was concerned that Grace might be too old for them. I knew that our January baby would love them before long, and I was excited to see the new version of my own beloved toys. But I wasn't sure that Grace would be interested.

I was so wrong.

As Joe and I unpacked the box, Grace grabbed every Weeble. Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down! she giggled, wiggling and wobbling and falling down.

She named all of the people. She noticed that they all had numbers on their backs.

She experimented. She figured out that they will right themselves when placed upside down. She tried over and over to knock them down.

She was never successful.

You know, because Weebles wobble but they don't fall down.

Then Grace and Joe got the music going in the musical treehouse.

And the dancing began.

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