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Category Archives: spd
Update on the formerly selectively mute daughter
She’s 12 now, my bright, spirited, formerly selectively mute child. She was formally diagnosed in May of 2008 and I wrote about her journey here. And this was what I said about her official diagnosis in one of those posts: … Continue reading
Swinging on my last nerve
The smart girls have been incredibly obnoxious lately. Or they’ve been their regular selves but I’ve just been more sensitive to it these days. “Mo-o-om! She’s giving me angry faces…” “Mom! She hurt/kicked/scratched/touched me” “Mom! She won’t play with me” … Continue reading
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Preserving the True Self of the Gifted Child
Subtitled: You’ve come a long way, baby. It only took a little less than 2 years, but I’m a lot more confident that my formerly selectively mute daughter is blossoming into a well-adjusted 6 year old. It took me a … Continue reading
Highly sensitive children – our story
This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while, but only recently had gotten around to writing it well enough to be a blog post. I’ve been dealing with sensory issues for 7 years now in my … Continue reading
Overexcitabilities and the gifted – Living With Intensity
I’d like to share the point of view that Kazimierz Dabrowski held that came from the Living with Intensity:Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults by Susan Daniels (Editor), Michael M. Piechowski (Editor) … Continue reading
Raising Resilient Children
Resilience. I know that’s what my 5 year old lacks right now. Her meltdowns, her intensity, her anxiety all stem from lack of resilience. Her issues (anxiety, spd, selective mutism) all contribute to this lack of resilience. I came across … Continue reading
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Troubleshooting my highly sensitive child’s meltdowns
We’re going on week three of emotional upheaval again. I thought my middle daughter was starting to improve with her emotional self-regulation, but we’ve hit a major setback. For the longest time, she was emotionally resilient, cooperative, happy. She was … Continue reading
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