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

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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

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

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

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Research on Attachment Theory and Anxiety Disorders

Recently, there’s been some renewed interest in a post from Ph.D. in Parenting’s blog post entitled Dr. Phil Stay-at-home mom vs. working mom show. Normally, I thoroughly enjoy engaging in these kind of debates on other blogs, and rarely (if … Continue reading

Posted in Attachment Parenting, career, emotion coaching, gifted adults, gifted children, gifted support, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, intellectual stuff, loss of parental love, motherhood, selective mutism, spd | 28 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

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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

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