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- The suggestions on this website do not substitute for actual medical advice. It is simply our journey and what worked for my daughter. Please consult a professional for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of your child.
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- Update on the formerly selectively mute daughter
- For teenagers and adults with Selective Mutism
- Interesting selective mutism documentary.
- Notes on preschools and IEP accommodation for SM kids.
- Coming out of a long hiatus
- Having problems with blog comments
- Gainfully employed again…as a microbiology diagnostic lab technician.
- One daughter’s SM success story
- Busy kids
- World Conference for Gifted and Talented Children
- Jim B on Fallen Caryatid
- Becky on Understanding Psychomotor Overexcitabilities in the Gifted Child
- Lisa Swaboda is Atlas Educational on Troubleshooting my highly sensitive child’s meltdowns
- whatsrealtome on And this is why life with a selectively mute child is hard.
- Thi on My breastfeeding story (and this is what nursing a toddler looks like while studying).
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Category Archives: social anxiety
As a parent of an SM child knows, this isn’t a condition that a child has control over. It’s not a condition any parent would want for their child, and there’s a huge concern that without intervention, the SM anxiety-driven … Continue reading →
I wanted to share an update with my formerly selectively mute child. Last month, she participated in an opera at school (The Barber of Seville). She performed on the school stage in front of the third grade parents. That’s K, … Continue reading →
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 →
I have recently had a comment by one of my readers who asked me about “whether treatment given to your child has helped her or not?” Well, you can read about what treatment she did receive by clicking on Our … Continue reading →
I’m honored to share another voice of Selective Mutism. This is the third story in the (hopefully ongoing) series of personal stories of Selective Mutism. You can read Meagan’s story here and Leanne’s story here. Before I share her childhood … Continue reading →
Even though my daughter has recovered from selective mutism, I still take an interest and search for useful websites to add to my resources for other parents. I still find it my desire to provide up-to-date resources and hope for … Continue reading →
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 →
I have talked quite a bit on this blog about my insecurities and anxieties about my own capacity as a mother. Midway through my 40th year now, I spent about a year and a half examining the factors that have … Continue reading →
I wanted to start sharing the remarkable stories of adults, young adults and children grappling with the severe social anxiety disorder called Selective Mutism in hopefully what would be a series of guest posts. My first guest post comes from … Continue reading →