All Blog Posts Tagged 'disorder' (37)

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Anyway?

You can find serenity in learning that even if you do have a problem, there is always a solution. When a person experiences a serious, traumatic event, she should be prepared to have many people tell her that she that  she will suffer from post traumatic stress syndrome.  When two of my children and I were struck by a hit and run truck driver recently my husband joined the chorus of people telling me to watch out and that I was suffering from PTSD aka post traumatic stress disorder. I am a…
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Added by Janeane Davis on July 9, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Fast and Easy Ways to Annoy People with Misophonia

Do you live with someone who has misophonia? Better yet, what is misophonia? Misophonia is a very complicated and little understood disorder that affects a person's sensitivity to noise. You may have noticed your son getting upset over the slightest sounds or your husband telling you "Stop raking your fork on your teeth!" Individuals with misophonia get emotionally upset over sounds and ticks other people rarely hear.

My husband and daughter have misophonia. It wasn't until my Mom…

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Added by Tammy Parker Stafford on February 12, 2013 at 10:38am — No Comments

Holidays Bring Heightened Risk for Eating Disorders Relapse

Americans who regularly have high levels of overall stress are most likely to feel stress specific to the holidays, according to a recent survey conducted by Mental Health America. For individuals in recovery from eating disorders, who are typically predisposed to higher levels of anxiety, this is particularly true. The frenetic pace of the holiday hustle and bustle and increased emphasis on food-centric gatherings can lead to heightened stress, and in severe cases, eating disorders relapse. To… Continue

Added by Rebecca H on November 27, 2012 at 5:20pm — No Comments

How To Support An Emotionally Traumatized Child

Children who have internal scars are often misunderstood.

Today was a bit of a tough day at work. I sat with a family who has weathered one of the worst storms that a person could ever imagine…childhood sexual abuse. Children, under the age of 5, traded for sex and video taped for porn. Now, a decade later, these children have to deal with their inner demons. No, they are no longer living with the people who did this to them. No, they have no contact at all with anyone from…

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Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Bucketful 'O Feelings

Emotions and feelings shouldn’t be a hard thing, although ask any man in an all-female household and he will tell you he is screwed when it comes to feelings and emotions.

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Added by Lanita Moss on November 1, 2011 at 9:09am — No Comments

Mothers and Daughters

Sometimes I wonder if I am screwing up my kids or if they are screwing up me.  A part of me has always thought that somehow my mother’s issues became my issues, and as hard as I try not to be like my mother…I’ve become my mother.  Frankly, I think mothers are the reason therapists have…

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Added by Lanita Moss on September 22, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

RADish Hugs

Radishes really can’t hug, but then neither can RADishes.

Reactive Attachment Disorder is a disorder of relationships, so it isn’t surprising that children with RAD aren’t warm and fuzzy huggers.  I never really noticed this with my daughters.  I am a hugger, so I was always hugging them.  I didn’t…

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Added by Lanita Moss on September 13, 2011 at 8:22am — No Comments

Healing Hands of a Sister

You can never truly understand a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes.  I don’t know what it’s like to be adopted, or to be given up at birth, and I don’t know what it’s like to have reactive attachment disorder (RAD).

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on September 1, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments

Two More Days...But Who's Counting?

Two more days until the girls go back to school.  Less than 48 hours in a summer that hasn’t been very much fun. 

It has been the summer of RADishes, a three month struggle to help our daughters maneuver through the trials of reactive attachment disorder.  At times, it has been a nightmare.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 15, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

The Courage to be Angry

Our household has been a difficult place to be lately.  Like most parents, I am struggling to keep boredom at bay, without sacrificing every moment of my day to my children.

But, the summertime boredom blues is not what is making this summer so hard.  My daughter, Hunter, is in the process of turning our family inside out.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on July 25, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

New theme ideas designed by me of course…

I have a horrendous migraine today. You know the type… if you move you vomit, the house has to be pitch black, god for bid the boys make a noise. I thought about getting my head amputated, and getting it replaced with a tin-head, like the tin-man did in the Wizard of Oz. While, not very practical, I thought I better make use of my down time in the bed. I worked on a logo & a new layout. Actually I am quite proud of myself… I love being so creative… I just wished I had more time for…

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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on June 29, 2011 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Awkward Aspie Moments @ McDs

Oh… boy this one both embarrassed me and made me mad.

 

We were at McD’s about 7mos back, right before we got on our GF kick. And the boys were being their loud, but happy selves, when a worker started sweeping under their feet. A little annoyed because they were eating, and that kinda of distraction, well makes them stop eating.

 

This young man had no hands, but had 1 thumb on each numb. I know that sounds cruel, but it’t the truth. And I he was…

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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on June 29, 2011 at 12:18am — No Comments

From one Aspie son to his Aspie father....

Ok, most of you know my hubby has Aspergers too. I try to avoid writing too much about him. Not because I don’t care, it’s just well I spend most of my days being a mom. I really should, Ian is amazingly brilliant and oh so funny. I love it.

Last night, he was having a man-trum… well maybe not quiet a man-trum… but he was complaining.  I was just looking at him and eating my dinner. Thinking to myself, “yeh well they need to learn to wipes the butts better, or lift the seat up, and…

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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on June 28, 2011 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Awkward Aspie Moments @ The Park

The other day we were at the park.  And the boys were having  absolute fits.  They didn’t see some of their homeschool friends, from Virginia Beach Homeschoolers for ASD, a group I started with another homeschooling mommy, who has two boys with ASD as well.  It’s a weekly ritual that we play together, and if you know anything about children with ASD, they don’t care too much for unexpected changes. Honestly, I knew they…

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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on June 27, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Unspoken Zeke to Chatter box Zeke

Zeke has always been the reserved one. Looking someone in the eye is extremely hard for him most days. And it wasn’t too long ago that Zeke stopped speaking all together.  He went from speaking, to nonspeaking, to speaking, to screaming, to nonspeaking, to screaming, to speaking.  It’s been very bumping for both my boys. But the loss of communication, is heart breaking.

This year Zeke has grown a lot. But he’s never been as out going as his gregarious-out spoken-close talking old…

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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on June 27, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Awkward Aspie Moments @ The PX

Zeke has gotten into this, all boys love girls and girls loves boys thing. Who the hell knows where he got this notion. Honestly, it’s probably his own thoughts. When he was a baby he would always turn his head whenever he saw a baby girl.

We were at the PX, and I am comparing prices when Zeke’s starts asking. “Mommy, you love all men right?” I wasn’t paying too much attention so I quickly responded not knowing exactly what he meant.  “Yeh, sure hun…. “  Lots of excitement in his…

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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on June 27, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Sensory Processing Disorder Treatment Starts at Home

This picture may look like a silly Saturday morning pillow fight, but it's actually a great treatment I've discovered for my son's sensory processing issues. Miles just turned 7, and the older he gets the more concerned I've become about his developmental problems. I can't get any help from his school or our insurance company,… Continue

Added by Momniscient on April 9, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments

Tilting at Windmills

 

The hardest thing about being a parent of special needs children is…

Wow, I can’t tell you what the hardest thing is because it keeps changing. When it was just Elliott with her RAD, there was a small chance I could keep all the balls in the air. I had a fairly good handle on her current issues and how she was handling them. She has made great progress over the last 10 months, but she still has her moments.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 2, 2011 at 8:28am — No Comments

Sensory Diet for The Proprioception System

Proprioception is the sensation that our musles, joints, ligaments and tendons  receives that allows the brain know how and where the body is moving. While most of us can sense this automatically without thought, children with ASD and Sensory Intigration Disorder, this becomes a very real problem. Seemingly easy tasks such as walking or running are very difficult and frustrating to do. You will find that some of the different sensory diets over lap in the systems to which they…

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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on February 28, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Special Needs Toys: Top 10 Sensory Toys for Sensory Seeking Children

Special Needs Toys: Top 10 Sensory Toys for Sensory Seeking Children…

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Added by Linda Rocco on November 8, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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