Category Archives: social anxiety

Interesting selective mutism documentary.

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

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It’s hard to believe this is the same child who had S.M.

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

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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

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Did what we do for my daughter help her selective mutism?

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

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Silent Voices: Jeanne’s Selective Mutism Story

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

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Opening Closed Doors – Consultant for Selective Mutism

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

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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

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