Category Archives: explosive child

Why it’s so important for parents to learn how to emotionally self-regulate.

If there is nothing else I can teach my daughters before I leave this world, it’s how to emotionally self-regulate.  I have to admit, it’s been hard. I have complex-PTSD from childhood emotional neglect and abuse (I was ignored until … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, anxiety, Attachment Parenting, Depression, emotion coaching, emotional dysregulation, explosive child, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, highly sensitive person, Intensity, loss of parental love, mind and body, mindfulness, personal growth, personal issues, selective mutism, social and emotional issues of the gifted, social anxiety | 5 Comments

Theraplay® for selective mutism and other parenting challenges

I’d found out today that my blog was linked to a blog of a parent in Sweden who has a child with selective mutism.  I used Google’s Chrome browser which has a nifty little ‘translate page’ button, otherwise I would … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Attachment Parenting, creating harmony, emotion coaching, explosive child, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, Intensity, meltdowns, selective mutism, social anxiety, spd, trauma | 6 Comments

3…2…1…Meltdown!

Three days into the new school year, we have officially encountered our first massive meltdown of epic proportions the likes of which we haven’t seen in, oh, about a year from highly sensitive middle daughter, who is nearly seven and … Continue reading

Posted in Attachment Parenting, explosive child, gifted children, highly sensitive child, Intensity, meltdowns, overexcitabilities, selective mutism | 4 Comments

I forgot how long those meltdowns can last

It’s been a long time since we had a big one. I knew we might be in trouble when I picked up daughters 1 and 2 from science camp today and daughter number 2 was pouting and huffy. I always … Continue reading

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5 years ago today

My third daughter and last child, E, was born. We were planning on stopping at two children, but as fate would have it, we conceived our youngest on the day my husband was supposed to get a vasectomy, which was … Continue reading

Posted in Attachment Parenting, explosive child, highly sensitive child, meet the smart girls, motherhood, personal growth, when babies happen | 4 Comments

I knew she was sensitive…but omg!

This is the conversation I had with my highly sensitive 6 year old daughter when I picked her up from her half day kindergarten at 10:40, literally 15 minutes after I left the local Borders bookstore: K: “Why does it … Continue reading

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Managing Your Intensity

I was pleasantly surprised to find one of my blog posts quoted and linked to on the Talent Development Resources website in an article titled, What do you do with your intensity?. I always am a little amazed when something … Continue reading

Posted in explosive child, gifted adults, gifted children, gifted support, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, Intensity, meltdowns | 2 Comments

My thoughts on discipline

Recently one of my posts on a very old thread on a Christian mother’s message board has been revived.  I wrote a post to it on April 26th, 2008, just at the time my middle child was being evaluated for … Continue reading

Posted in Attachment Parenting, emotion coaching, explosive child, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, Positive Discipline, selective mutism, spd | Tagged | 2 Comments

Creating a life I love

In March of 2008, I wrote this introductory post called, Who Am I? I was coming out of a really dark place when I started this blog…I was often depressed and in despair. Prior to blogging I felt hopeless and … Continue reading

Posted in career, combining science and motherhood, creating harmony, emotion coaching, explosive child, kids problem solving binder, my mothering goals, my secret dream, overexcitabilities, selective mutism | 16 Comments

Kid’s Problem Solving binder.

I forgot to link to my other blog about the kid’s problem solving binder I created to help my 5 year old to help teach her about emotions, how to help her calm down and solve problems before resorting to … Continue reading

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