Did you know that hedgehogs share some similarities with many of the children we see?
You see, when hedgehogs feel insecure, scared, or irritated, they have a natural instinct to roll into a ball and stick out their quills as a defense mechanism!
Likewise, some of the little ones who come to us for therapy display similar behaviors when they find it challenging to express themselves or when they struggle to be understood by others. Instead of displaying physical “spikes,” you might observe moments of melt downs, insecurities, frustration, or even big physical reactions.
However, just like hedgehogs, once these children feel comfortable and secure, they open up and reveal their sweet and soft nature inside! It’s truly heartwarming to witness their transformation, much like the endearing qualities of hedgehogs.