I’ve taken some time in allowing my kids to start chomping chewing gum as my pet peeve is seeing kids channel their inner Violet Beauregarde from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and chew with their mouths wide open. It’s the worst! However, I have changed my tune now that they are older as I’ve learnt that gum can be used as an amazing sensory tool that can help them (and me!) during transition times and when they’re feeling anxious.Continue Reading