Trimming his hair during the weekend, his hair grow so fast. Looking at him sitting there reminds me how hard it was few years back.
Long time ago when he was younger, having to bring him to to get his hair cut has always been a challenge.It was easier to cut/trimmed his hair when he was younger but as he was bigger, I am afraid Im going to give him a bad hair cut (which i did) and its troublesome to do hair cut at home.
The Sensory Problem
Our first attempt to get him a hair cut was at a salon when he was 6 or 7 years old. I thought bringing him to a salon, lady stylist will be a good help instead he had a meltdown, scream and tried to throw a chair.Having sensory problem makes him hates of the sound of the electronic hair trimmer.The smells of shampoo, hair dye and lots of liquid items related to hair treatment can probably affected their sensory.Some salon has lots of picture, decor, color that are very attractive but too striking for those with sensory problem. So I had to continue giving him hair cut at home while he watches the tv or use handphone for distraction.
The Environment and Location
Probably at the age of 10, we decided to bring him to a barber shop, the barber was an old man and the shop were very quite and not many people at the time. When he was sitting down, i remember my heart beat so fast and I prayed that he will sit still…and yes he did. It was a success!After the success story, we continue to get his hair cut at the same barber shop and even if the shop were full, we will patiently wait for our turn.Why he prefer barber than salon? The answer is..the environment …not much smell..not much visual distraction…its just plain SIMPLE.
Little Step at a Time
So yes that struggle is real but little step we make and the little step they take is a victory.
Not like before going to the same barber shop, now we can choose any barber shop convenient, as long as its a barber shop.
For parents with special needs, why dont you share with me your child’s hair cut experience.
Day by day we are blessed with so many things in life but we tend to look at what we don’t have in life. We compare ourselves with other people and we feel threaten with the people surround us. We begin to look at all the negative things in life and forget to be grateful and thankful for the little things we have.
PLAY, RECONNECT WITH YOUR INNER CHILD
As an adult, we tend to be serious in everything we do and become less or zero sense of humour. Everything for us is work and competition. You don’t care about friendship anymore, you aim for business.. because for you business is everything and you don’t need friends, you need money.
As much as you want to be on top, don’t forget where you belong.. this is where you stand and play. Reconnect with your inner child, embrace and remember when you were a little kid. The happiness, joy and laughter, and many things that is FREE in life.
PLAY MUSIC, JOIN DRUM CIRCLE
Music is a great therapy and has powerful affect for the body, mind and soul.
…”Research has shown that music has a profound effect on your body and psyche. In fact, there’s a growing field of health care known as music therapy, which uses music to heal. Those who practice music therapy are finding a benefit in using music to help cancer patients, children with ADD, and others, and even hospitals are beginning to use music and music therapy to help with pain management, to help ward off depression, to promote movement, to calm patients, to ease muscle tension, and for many other benefits that music and music therapy can bring”.. sources from verywellmind
I recently joined ‘drum circle‘ and it was one of the best skills I enjoyed learning. Seriously I don’t know how to play any music instrument but the moment we were in the circle, everybody starts playing music. We were like an orchestra, the tune seems to synchronized even though not everyone can play music instruments. Everybody play by ear, listening to the beat and try to get into the melody.
If you know there will be a music circle in your area, just join in. You will never regret it. If nobody want to go with you, don’t bother.. you will meet new friends. Trust me its fun!
BE KIND, BE NICE
No matter how educated you are, what position you holding or how much money you have, please remember to be kind to others. Be nice, its not really hard to do. Your act of kindness will get blessing from those you treated nicely.
At the end of the day, the people you met will not remember what post you were holding or how much money you gave them, but they remember how you make them feel.
SMELL THE RIGHT SCENTS
Start your day with essential oil, by diffusing, inhale or apply it on certain part of your body. Honestly I never use perfume anymore since I use essential oils.
Essential oils has been around since the ancient time. It has been use for physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. There are so many different type of essential oils with each has different scent and uses.
Many users using essential oils, not only for diffusing, beauty, physical and emotional use but also using it as alternatives to harsh chemical product, creating a safe environment for the family.
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We were given one life, enjoy it! Feel free to explore things or go place you wanted to go. No matter how healthy we are or how much money we own in the bank, God didn’t give us the exact date or time He will call us.
We need a day by day reminder and motivation to go through our daily life. Friends and family are the best people who can support us.
I hope your days fill with love, happiness and joy.